The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be rehabilitating Hwy 169 between Golden Valley and Edina beginning Monday, Jan. 23.
The project scope includes mill and overlay of bituminous pavements (blacktop), cut and patch repair of concrete pavements, access consolidation, upgrades at access ramps, barrier and wall repair, storm water improvements, and replacement of the Nine Mile Creek Bridge in Hopkins and Minnetonka.
During construction, the Highway 169 bridge over Nine Mile Creek will be closed, but there are plenty of other ways to get to Downtown Hopkins. See the Hopkins Regional Access Map.
The Nine Mile Creek Bridge extends from just south of 7th Street in Hopkins to just north of Bren Road in Minnetonka. It is a low bridge spanning the creek and floodplain, and is supported by piers driven below grade.
The bridge is nearing the end of its useful life and needs to be completely replaced. To facilitate replacement, the bridge will be closed completely in both directions during construction.
Closure of the bridge is scheduled to begin November of 2016 and extend to November of 2017. During the closure, traffic will be detoured to Hwy 100 via Hwy 62 and I-394, as Hwy 100 is scheduled to be completed before this project begins.
All other rehabilitation work in the scope would be completed during 2017.