Highways 169/41/78 Interchange

Construction Year: 2018
Community: Jackson Township, Louisville Township
Corridor Served:
US Highway 169
- State Highway 41
- County Highway 78
- County Highway 14
Project Lead: Scott County
Partners: MnDOT, Jackson Township, Louisville Township, SMSC
Contractor: Ames Construction, Inc.
Bid Date: July 31, 2018
Start Date: September 17, 2018

Current Traffic Impacts: 

(Dates subject to change)     

7:30 a.m. Sunday, October 20 through mid-November

Highway 169 near the new County Highway 14 overpass south of Shakopee will be single-lane, head-to-head travel through mid-November. This temporary traffic shift is necessary to allow construction crews to safely install pipe under the highway.

  • Northbound Highway 169 traffic should stay in the left lane and use the crossover south of County Highway 14 to continue north toward Shakopee. Motorists will be head-to-head with southbound traffic for approximately a half mile.
    • During this time, there will be no access from northbound Highway 169 to County Highway 14.
      • Detour uses northbound Highway 169, County Highway 78, Louisville Road and County Highway 14
      • Please note: The right-turn lane onto County Highway 78 will be temporarily reopened for this work. However, all other access to County Highway 78 from Highway 169 will remain closed through early November.
    • Motorists will continue to have access from County Highway 14 to northbound Highway 169. The northbound shoulder will be used as a travel lane during this time. Use caution when merging with northbound traffic near the crossover.
  • Southbound Highway 169 traffic will exit at Red Rock Drive/ County Highway 14 to access local roads.
    • Access to/ from Highway 169 at 145th St. will be closed.
    • Local traffic heading south toward Jordan will access Highway 169 at Red Rock Drive/ County Highway 14. Use caution when merging with traffic.
  • See what this looks like! 

Friday, Aug 16 through early-November 
Highway 169 near the County Highway 14 overpass south of Shakopee will be a single-lane, head-to-head travel through early-November. This temporary traffic shift is necessary to allow construction crews to safely install pipe under the highway.

Upcoming Traffic Impacts: 

(Dates subject to change) 

None at this time.

         

Watch this short video before traveling through the work zone.   

 


Construction Schedule: (dates subject to change) 

Community Impacts:

  • Construction crews will be working Monday-Friday, 7 am to 8 pm
  • No nighttime work is anticipated at this time
Project Updates: 

August 2019 Newsletter
February 2019 Newsletter

Ch 14 Overpass Photos

Construction Drone Footage: 

The following footage shows the progress on the frontage roads on both the North and South sides of 169 as well as the new overpass that is being created.

June 25th, 2019 


October 23, 2018 


​Watch the Groundbreaking Video Below:


Construction Schedule: (Dates subject to change)

  • See the project overview and construction schedule at-a-glance:
  • See Winter-Early Spring 2019 construction highlights [PDF]
  • Construction crews are constructing a new bridge over Highway 169 just north of County Road 14.
  • Crews are constructing a new retaining wall near County Road 78 to support the new frontage road system that will open to traffic in early summer 2019.
  • Some utilities continue to be relocated. No planned service disruptions are anticipated during this work. Utility companies will directly contact property owners in advance of any scheduled service disruptions.

Construction Schedule: (Dates subject to change)

  • See the project overview and construction schedule at-a-glance:
  • See Winter-Early Spring 2019 construction highlights [PDF]
  • Construction crews are constructing a new bridge over Highway 169 just north of County Road 14.
  • Crews are constructing a new retaining wall near County Road 78 to support the new frontage road system that will open to traffic in early summer 2019.
  • Some utilities continue to be relocated. No planned service disruptions are anticipated during this work. Utility companies will directly contact property owners in advance of any scheduled service disruptions.
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Description


Scott County and MnDOT designed an interchange at US Highway 169 and Trunk Highway (TH) 41/County Highway (CH) 78.  Scott County was successful in obtaining federal funding to expand the scope of the project to include a proposed overpass over US 169 near CH 14 and extension of the frontage road system along the east side of US 169 between CH 78 and CH 14.  The expectation is to begin construction in September 2018. 
  
MnDOT has concluded that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required and has issued a Negative Declaration Order for the project.
 
Additional information including notices for upcoming public meetings on the project will be posted on this page as it becomes available.
 

Purpose & Justification


This project will improve the safety and mobility in this area by removing direct access to US Highway 169. This project is consistent with the long-term vision of converting this segment of US Highway 169 into a freeway. 
 
This project will be funded in part by the Scott County Transportation Sales Tax.