US Highway 169 and County Highway 69 Interchange
2013-2014 Construction Project
Updated September 25, 2014.
South end bridge paving is scheduled for the week of September 29th. Contractor continues to work on bridge deck and ramp entrances. The TH 169 ramp to northbound County Road 69 and the southbound ramp to TH 169 are scheduled to open October 3rd. The bridge will remain closed to through traffic.
Crews to restripe Highway 169 in Shakopee beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 26th.
Crews removing additional lane that was added during spring flooding
Motorists will encounter delays on both directions of Highway 169 in the Shakopee area. Crews will be removing the additional lane that was used to increase the capacity of Highway 169 and the Bloomington Ferry Bridge. The increased capacity was needed during the closures of Highways 41 and 101 during the floods that occurred in June.
Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, September, 26, both northbound and southbound traffic of Highway 169 will be reduced to a single lane. Motorists should seek alternate routes to avoid delays.
All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29.
Project Construction Start: October 28, 2013
CH 69 Intersection Closure: November 2013-Fall 2014
Project Completion: Mid - Late October 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.