Construction on the U.S. Highway 169 bridge over Nine Mile Creek that was supposed to be started on the 10th will now start on January 17 due to winter weather.
Several inches of snow is expected to fall around the Twin Cities metro from Monday to Wednesday, which would create a hazard for construction crews. Weather permitting, work will officially begin at 3 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, with barriers set up the night before.
Through October 2017, the ramp from westbound Interstate 394 to southbound Hwy. 169 will remain closed. And to throw another monkey wrench into the mix, southbound Hwy. 169 will be reduced to a single lane between Betty Crocker Drive to just south of the I-394 interchange. The idea is to limit the number of southbound motorists using the portion of Hwy. 169 between I-394 and 5th Street/Lincoln Drive and steer them onto I-394 and I-494, said MnDOT’s David Aeikens.