Highways 169/41/78 Interchange

/Construction Years: 2018-2020
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

Future Traffic Impacts:

(Dates subject to change)  

None at this time.

Current Traffic Impacts: 

(Dates subject to change) 

Prepare for new routes through the Highway 169/41/78 intersection. All roads are open to traffic. Use caution and follow directional signs when traveling through the area.

Highway 169 Lane Restrictions

  • Highway 169 through traffic is a single-lane in each direction on the new bridge that goes over Highway 41/County Highway 78 while construction crews complete finishing touches.

Highway 169/41/78 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 

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
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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.
 

October 25th, 2019 - May 20th, 2020


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.

Drone Progress Photos June 24, 2020

Drone Progress Photos May 20, 2020

Projected Layout

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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.