Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Sept. 9, 2016

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AAA community forum on Hwy 169 construction in western Twin Cities metro set for Sept. 21

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The public is invited to learn about upcoming improvements to Highway 169 between Highway 55 in Golden Valley and Highway 62 in Edina at a community forum.

The community forum will be from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at AAA Minneapolis St. Louis Park Headquarters at 5400 Auto Club Way, St. Louis Park. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the first project presentation by MnDOT starting at 5:30 p.m. A second identical presentation will be later at 6:30 p.m. A live broadcast of the presentation will also be available here ustream.tv/mndot.

The proposed construction is scheduled for January 2017 through fall 2017. Work includes:

  • Replacing the Highway 169 bridge over Nine Mile Creek, between Bren Road and 7th Street (also known as 5th Street – Lincoln Drive exit).
  • Closing sub-standard highway ramps along the west side of Highway 169 at 16th Street in St. Louis Park.
  • Improving the safety of Highway 169 entrance and exit ramps at Cedar Lake Road in St. Louis Park and Minnetonka.
  • Repairing pavement on Highway 169 between Highway 55 and Highway 62.

These projects will improve driver safety and accessibility, and provide a smoother road surface and longer lasting bridge.

AAA community forum attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the proposed construction staging and timeline. Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and project staff will answer questions. More information about the AAA community forum can be found on the AAA Minneapolis website.

Please visit the Highway 169 project website for upcoming event dates and times, in addition to project updates, at mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins.

To request a foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529) TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us.