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April 25, 2024

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Hwy 169 Chisholm to Mountain Iron construction meeting scheduled and work to start

DULUTH, Minn. –  On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 5 p.m., Minnesota Department of Transportation staff will be holding an information meeting about construction occurring on Highway 169 between Chisholm and Mountain Iron. The meeting will be held at MnDOT Virginia Headquarters building (101 North Hoover Road, Virginia, MN 55792). Work includes pavement resurfacing, bridge work, and other improvements.

Initial bridge repair work will start on April 29 on both bridges over Mineral Avenue/St. Louis County Road 102 in Mountain Iron. Motorists on Highway 169 can expect a right lane closure in each direction through May 14.

Beginning in mid-May, pavement work will begin and reduce the roadway to one lane in each direction. Reduced lane widths and work zone speed limits will be in effect.  Construction on Highway 169 will continue through September 2024.

A recording of information discussed will be available on the project website following the meeting. For maps, general project information, and the recorded meeting information, please visit the project website here: https://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/hwy169-chisholm-mtiron/index.html

MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. If you need an ASL, a foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print) for this email or event, please email your request to ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us or call 651-366-4720.