Redesign and reconstruct three miles of Highway 169 to a new freeway system through Elk River from Hwy 101/Hwy 10 to 197th Ave, Sherburne County. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2023. Sign-up for project email updates.
April 2019 - MnDOT is currently considering layout options for this future freeway project In Elk River. A contractor and final design team will be hired to work together to determine the best, cost-effective plans for the construction project.
In fall 2019, MnDOT along with Sherburne County and the city of Elk River, will schedule a public informational open house. Stay tuned. More information to come.
About this project
Summary of work
Convert to a freeway
Reconstruct all lanes and city street connections
Eliminate signals and construct new interchanges with full or partial access ramps, and bridges that span Hwy 169 at:
School St/Elk Hills Dr
Jackson Ave/193th Ave
Final interchange design to be determined. Examples: Cloverleaf, Partial Cloverleaf, Diverging Diamond, ect.
Improve pedestrian accessibility along city streets
Upgrade underground infrastructure and utilities
Improve mobility at the Hwy 169/Hwy 101/Hwy 10 interchange by removing signals and two median crossovers, and adding new turn-arounds east and west of the interchange on Hwy 10
Make other improvements as warranted
MnDOT will also accelerate a project to replace the northbound Hwy 169/Hwy 101 bridge over Hwy 10. The estimated $3 million project will be advanced from 2025 to minimize travel disruption.
All information is tentative and subject to change.