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Posted on: September 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Elected officials, staff celebrate the ribbon cutting on the 169/41/78 interchange

169 41 78 ribbon cutting

The morning’s event featured keynote remarks from Scott County Commissioner Barb Weckman Brekke, Prior Lake City Councilor (and 169 Corridor Coalition Chair) Kevin Burkart, MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher, U.S. Representative Angie Craig, and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.  The event was emceed by Scott County Board Chair Dave Beer.

The ground was broken on this new “diverging diamond intersection” project just over two years ago, and will be open and operational in all directions on Wednesday, September 16 for morning traffic.   (Construction will continue through the end of the construction season with ongoing cleanup work – such as seeding, et cetera to put the finishing touches on the project.)  For a refresher on how to navigate this “diverging diamond,” please watch this short video:

Pictured, left to right:  Tom Weckman, Jackson Township supervisor, (partially in celebratory photo); Scott County Commissioner Barb Weckman Brekke; Blue Earth County Commissioner Vance Stuehrenberg, Highway 169 Corridor Coalition Officer; Commissioner Jon Ulrich, Highway 169 Corridor Coalition Secretary; Louisville Township chair John Weckman;  Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher; U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Prior Lake City Councilmember and Highway 169 Corridor Coalition Chair Kevin Burkart; Congresswoman Angie Craig; Rep. Brad Tabke; Scott County Commissioner Tom Wolf; Shakopee City Councilmember Matt Lehman, Highway 169 Corridor Coalition Vice Chair; Scott County Board Chair Dave Beer.

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