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 city storm sewer, sidewalk and a new roundabout at the busy Hwy 18 intersection. Work is scheduled for 2026 and may require detours.

Urban segment of Hwy 169 in Garrison from the updated preliminary layout
Roundabout design at the Hwy 169, Hwy 18 and Monroe St. intersection, includes sidewalks. Select to enlarge urban segment of design layout (PNG)

Over the next few years, we'll finalize the highway design, complete the environmental process and deliver construction plans. Download and view the Sept. 25, 2023, design layout (PDF)

Summary of work

Project location map
Select project location map to enlarge (PNG)

In Garrison

  • Reconstruct Hwy 169 from the north and south city limits
  • Construct a new four-legged roundabout at the intersection of Hwy 169, 18 and Monroe St.
  • 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

More information will be available closer to construction.

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