Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169/210—Aitkin to north of Hassman

Aitkin County

About this project

Reconstruct the road 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.

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 (eight feet paved and two feet gravel), lengthen turn lanes
    and improve road access
  • Repair or replace drainage infrastructure
  • Reconstruct bridge drainage ditch
  • Project map, PDF


Address the rough road surface and narrow shoulders, along this heavily traveled commercial and recreational route on Hwy 169/210 . The shoulders along Hwy 169/210 are four feet wide, which is below today’s standards.

Today’s average daily traffic volumes:

  • North of Aitkin: 2,350 to 4,400 vehicles
  • In Aitkin: 8,400 vehicles

Future impacts

Hwy 169/210

The project will require segments of road closures with detours. Access to businesses and residents will be maintained. Traffic plans map, PDF

More information to become available when closer to construction.