US Highway 169 and County Highway 69 Interchange
2013-2014 Construction Project
Updated: December 3rd.
Contractor is driving pile on north and south abutments. Contractor to begin hauling fill. This will take place between 6:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. starting today.
Notice: Construction of the interchange at CH 69 and Highway 169 began on Monday, October 28th. CH 69 is closed at the intersection of Highway 169. Highway 169 is anticipated to remain open during construction. However, temporary lane closures on Highway 169 and one or two night-time closures are anticipated during the course of construction. See the detour map for alternative routes.
An open house was held on November 6th to answer any questions regarding the project construction. See the Construction Newsletter for more information.
Project Construction Start: October 28, 2013
CH 69 Intersection Closure: November 2013-Fall 2014
Project Completion: Fall 2014
Scott County, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) and the City of Shakopee, has programmed the construction of a grade-separated full access interchange at the US Highway 169 and County Highway 69 (US 169/CH 69) intersection in order to improve intersection operations, safety, and regional mobility.
CH 69 (Old Brickyard Road) is an A-Minor Arterial Highway that intersects with US 169 about one mile west of the CH 15 (Marystown Road) interchange. CH 69 serves as the western connection into downtown Shakopee and to the Highway 101 river crossing. An interchange was originally planned in the vicinity of CH 69 as part of the US 169 bypass project in 1996, but was not constructed due to funding constraints.
In 2002, the US 169 Interregional Corridor Plan suggested that the CH 69 intersection should be grade-separated as an overpass at a minimum or possibly an interchange. This interchange location was further evaluated as a part of the Highway 41 Minnesota River Crossing EIS, with the recommended future river crossing alignment assuming an interchange at US 169 and CH 69.
In 2011, Scott County evaluated interchange alternatives and identified a recommended design. Scott County was awarded $12.2 Million in state funding under the Safety and Mobility Interchange grant program to complete the funding gap and program construction for 2013. Environmental review and preliminary design were completed in 2012.