Resurfacing of Highway 169 in Mille Lacs County begins June 1

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 at 5:20 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. –¬† Motorists will experience a traffic switch with two-way traffic on northbound Highway 169 just north of the Rum River Rest Area to just south of Onamia starting June 1 as the Minnesota Department of Transportation begins resurfacing¬† the southbound lanes of Highway 169.

This $7 million project is one of nearly 100 Minnesota road and bridge projects that will be funded with $502 million in federal economic stimulus dollars.

Paving is a moving operation. Motorists are asked to slow down and use caution in the area where crews are working and be alert for trucks hauling materials in the work zone.

Shafer Contracting Co., Inc., is the prime contractor for the this resurfacing project, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that was signed into law Feb. 17, 2009.

All work to be completed by July 24.

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