Elk River freeway
Redesign and reconstruct three miles of Highway 169 to a new freeway system through Elk River between Highway 101/10 and 197th Avenue, Sherburne County. Construction begins in 2022. View April 29, 2020 preliminary layout on the documents page.
May 2020 - Crews work along Hwy 169 to bore soil samples for future freeway project. Motorists may encounter shoulder closures or see crews and equipment along the road. Sign-up for project email updates.
Summary of work
Convert to a freeway
- Reconstruct all four-lanes of Hwy 169 and adjacent road connections
- Construct four new interchanges:
- Hwy 169 bridge over Main St.
- School St./Elk Hills Dr. bridge over Hwy 169
- Hwy 169 bridge over 193rd Ave.
- 197th Ave. over Hwy 169
- Improve pedestrian accessibility along city streets
- Upgrade underground infrastructure and utilities
- Improve access at the Hwy 169/101/10 interchange
- Replace the northbound Hwy 169/101 bridge over Hwy 10
The ‘169 Redefine’ project is in partnership with MnDOT, the City of Elk River and Sherburne County. In spring 2020, a construction management contractor and final design team will be hired to work together to determine the best, most cost-effective plans for executing the three-year construction project that will begin by fall 2022.
For more project resources and to view the preliminary layout, visit the documents page.
All information is subject to change.