Hwy. 169/Co. Rd. 30 intersection to be completed by Oct. 31

BY SUE WEBBER

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

 

The Highway 169/County Road 30 (93rd Avenue North) intersection, under construction since April, is scheduled to be completely open Oct. 31.

Bobbie Dahlke, a public affairs spokesperson for the MnDOT Metro District, said some of the stop lights won’t have power for about a month, so traffic on the ramps will be controlled by stop signs until the power is on.

Large machinery rests at the base of the new County Rd. 30 bridge spanning over Hwy. 169. Under construction since April, the project is scheduled to be completely open Oct. 31. (Sun staff photo by Aaron Brom)

Large machinery rests at the base of the new County Rd. 30 bridge spanning over Hwy. 169. Under construction since April, the project is scheduled to be completely open Oct. 31. (Sun staff photo by Aaron Brom)

Weather permitting, some painting will be continuing on noise walls. If chilly temperatures persist, the painting will be postponed until next spring, Dahlke said.

Brooklyn Park, Osseo, Hennepin County and MnDOT partnered to reconstruct the intersection to enhance safety and alleviate congestion, according to a MnDOT Website. Removal of Highway 169 traffic signals for the Highway 610 project to the north and the Triangle Project to the south were expected to increase congestion problems, according to the website.

Updating was necessary because traffic signals were becoming less effective due to increasing traffic in the area, the website said.

Improvements include:

• Bridging County Highway 30/93rd Avenue North over Highway 169 to the north of the existing intersection

• Construction of loop ramps in the northeast and northwest quadrants of the interchange for access to and from Highway 169 to the south

• Providing access to St. Vincent’s Cemetery, retaining full access at Xylon Avenue and minimizing right-of-way impacts

• Signalizing the ramp intersections

• Providing 8-foot trails along both sides of 93rd Avenue North through the project area.

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