Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169/210—Aitkin to north of Hassman

Aitkin County

Public Open House

Aitkin Public Library

What: You're invited to learn about future 2022 plans to reconstruct and widen shoulders on 11 miles of Hwy 169/210 from the Ripple River bidge in Aitkin to the Mississippi River bridge north of Hassman at an open house. Project staff will be on hand to answer questions and layouts will be on display. Hope you can attend!
Where: Aitkin Public Library at 110 1st Ave. NE
When: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 4-6 p.m.
Contact: Luke Wehseler, Project Manager, luke.wehseler@state.mn.us

About this project

Plans are underway to reconstruct and widen shoulders on Hwy 169/210 from the Ripple River bridge east of 2nd Ave NE in Aitkin to the Mississippi River bridge north of Hassman, Aitkin County. Work is scheduled for 2022-2023.

Project location map
Future project on Hwy 169/210. Click map for larger PDF version.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct 11 miles of road surface with a stronger, concrete overlay material
  • Widen the shoulders, lengthen turn lanes
    and improve road access
  • Repair or replace drainage infrastructure
  • Reconstruct bridge drainage ditch

Purpose

Address the rough road surface and narrow shoulders along this heavily traveled commercial and recreational route on Hwy 169/210, which averages 2,350 to 4,400 vehicles per day. Traffic approaches 8,400 vehicles per day within the City of Aitkin. The narrow shoulders are only two feet wide, and are below today’s standards.

Future traffic impacts

  • Segments of road closures with detours

More information to become available when closer to construction.