Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169—Garrison

Crow Wing County 

About this project

MnDOT will improve five miles of Hwy 169 from south of Garrison at Crow Wing Co. Rd. 26 to north of Garrison at Pike Ave.; includes new storm sewer, sidewalk and improvements to the busy intersection of Hwy 18 and 169 in Garrison.

Community invited to view updated draft layout

MnDOT received great feedback on the draft preliminary layout at the public meeting held Nov. 30, 2022. The layout has since been updated and we are excited to get your feedback.

Urban segment of Hwy 169 in Garrison from the updated preliminary layout
Image of the urban segment from the updated 2023 preliminary layout. Select image to enlarge.

Contact Project Development Manager Eric Schiller with any questions or concerns. We welcome feedback through March 2023.

Summary of project

Project location map
Urban segment of Hwy 169 in Garrison from the updated preliminary layout March 3. Select image to enlarge.

In Garrison

  • Reconstruct Hwy 169 from the north and south city limits
  • Roundabout proposed at the intersection of Hwy 169, Hwy 18 and Monroe St. to improve access and traffic flow
  • Install new city storm sewer
  • Update or add pedestrian sidewalk and approaches
  • Upgrade lighting

North and south of Garrison

  • Resurface (mill and overlay) from Co. Rd. 26 to south of Hwy 18 in Garrison and north of Hwy 18 to Pike Ave. one mile north of Hwy 18
  • Reconfigure turn lanes at Co. Rd. 26
  • Replace or repair culverts
  • Upgrade guardrail

Future impacts

  • Motorists: Lane closures, flaggers, detour
  • Pedestrians: Sidewalk closures, detours