On Wednesday, March 20th, ABRA Auto Body & Glass was the site of an Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce Jumpstart session, where Public Works Director/Chief Engineer Justin Femrite spoke to attendees about 169 Redefine. Femrite provided an overview of this Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) project which will convert Highway 169 into a freeway, removing five stoplights from the Mississippi River north through Elk River, in addition to some history about the corridor and a timeline for work to begin.
Currently, MnDOT is in the very early phases of design, with an estimated construction start date of 2023. Residents are invited to stay in-the-know about 169 Redefine by signing up for Notify Me, the city’s online notification system, to receive updates straight to your email or cell phone, whenever new information becomes available. Learn more about 169 Redefine by visiting Elk River’s designated project webpage available here.