U.S. Highway 169/CR 4 Rural Safety and Mobility Interchange Project
Funding Requested: $7,000,000
Total Cost Project: $42,000,000
The Project will reconstruct one mile of US Highway 169 to a four-lane divided expressway and construct a hybrid diamond interchange at CR 4. The project will focus on safety and operational improvements that will improve reliability, accommodate planned long-term growth, improve bicycle and pedestrian connectivity, and connect rural communities in the Greater Central Minnesota Region to economic opportunities in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. The interchange includes a tight ramp configuration along US 169. The interchange includes a trail facility that improves pedestrian & bicyclist safety by constructing a trail facility allowing for navigation of the existing highway barrier.
The funding would be used to reconstruct one mile of US Highway 169 to a four-lane divided expressway and construct a hybrid diamond interchange at CR 4. The project is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds because it improves safety and provide consistent expectations for drivers by removing the last existing signal along this 75-mile stretch ofUS169, and it would improve travel-time reliability for freight, commuters and recreational traffic to/from Central MN.
Estimated Start Date: 05/01/2024
Estimated Completion Date: 11/01/2025
Recipient: Sherburne County
Recipient Point of Contact: Andrew Witter
13880 Business Center Dr. NW
Elk River, MN 55330