Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

March 6, 2020

Brush, tree removal begins Monday for Highway 169 project near Milaca

BAXTER, Minn. — Construction crews will begin clearing brush and trees along Highway 169 and Mille Lacs County Roads 11 and 13 near Milaca on Monday, March 9.

The work will require shoulder closures along the highway and median. Motorists are asked to watch for crews working in the area, slow down, and obey traffic laws.

Clearing and removal of trees and brush is expected to take two weeks, but is dependent on good weather conditions.

Work will begin in May on the $2 million project to reconstruct and improve safety at three Highway 169 intersections with a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) at Mille Lacs County Roads 11, 12 and 13.

For more information, visit mndot.gov/d3/projects/rci/h169.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.

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