Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 27 and Hwy 169—north of Onamia

Lake Shore Township, Mille Lacs County

Improve access

MnDOT will improve access and safety at the north junction of Hwy 27 and Hwy 169 with a new roundabout. The project is currently in the design phase and is scheduled for construction in 2026.

Thank you

MnDOT appreciates those who stopped in and visited with us at the open house held Tue, April 2 at South Harbor Townhip Hall. Your insight is valuable in making this project a success!

Map of project at Hwy 27 and 169 north of Onamia
Hwy 27 and 169 north of Onamia. Select map to enlarge

Summary of work

  • Install a roundabout at the Hwy 27 and Hwy 169 intersection
  • Reconstruct adjacent entrances:
    • Realign Co. Rd. 35 (Twilight Rd.) to/from westbound Hwy 27
    • Install center concrete median with 3/4 accesses to/from Hwy 169
  • Install pedestrian crosswalks and approaches

Future impacts

  • Hwy 169: Lane closures, lane shifts, narrow lanes; traffic will shift to either side of work zone as built
  • Hwy 27: Access closed at Hwy 169
  • Local: Access will be maintained; however, expect changes and use of alternate entrances, follow signs

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