Highways 169/41/78 Interchange
Community: Jackson Township, Louisville Township
- 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)
- No current impacts.
Construction Schedule: (Dates subject to change)
Beginning Mon, Sept. 17, construction crews will begin necessary tree clearing at the following locations:
- Between 133rd St. and Highway 78, east of Highway 169, and through Ventura Ct.
- At the future noise wall site between Highway 169 and Dem Con Drive, south of Highway 41
This stage of tree clearing is anticipated to take 3 weeks to complete then crews will move to the Highway 14/future Louisville Rd. intersection and work their way north towards 133rd St. in preparation for constructing the new frontage road (see map).
Additional crews are on-site to relocate utilities prior to some construction activities. No planned service disruptions are anticipated during this work. Utility companies will directly contact property owners in advance of scheduled service disruptions.
- Construction crews will be working Monday-Friday, 7 am to 8 pm
- No nighttime work is anticipated at this time
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.