Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169/210—Aitkin to north of Hassman

Aitkin County


Prep work in progress

Periodic lane closures or alternate one lane traffic with flaggers, as crews prepare work areas along the corridor between Aitkin and Hassman. Includes:

  • Locate or move utilities
  • Survey or inspect work areas
  • Test samples of soil, water or road surface

Watch for crews or equipment along the work area. Always check 511mn.org for today's road conditions.

About this project

Major work, detour begins in 2023

Project location map
Reconstruct Hwy 169/210 in Aitkin County. Click map for larger PDF version.

MnDOT will reconstruct the road and widen shoulders on Hwy 169 from the Ripple River in Aitkin to the Mississippi River north of Hassman, Aitkin County.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct 11 miles of road surface with a stronger, concrete overlay material
  • Widen the shoulders (eight feet paved and two feet gravel), lengthen turn lanes
    and improve road access
  • Repair or replace drainage infrastructure
  • Reconstruct bridge drainage ditch
  • Project map, PDF

Future impacts

Hwy 169/210

The project will require shoulder and lane closures with possible flaggers each year, and road closures with detours in 2023 and 2024. Access to businesses and residents will be maintained.

Here's what to expect:

  • 2022-2023 Prepare work areas: Lane or shoulder closures, flaggers, equipment along the highway
  • 2023-2024 Reconstruct road: Closures, detour plans map, PDF
  • 2025 Wrap-up work: Lane closures, flaggers

More information to become available when closer to construction.