Highway 169 to close Wednesday
Motorists traveling both directions of Highway 169 in Aitkin will encounter a detour and delays as the road closes at the railroad crossing south of First Street NE and north of First Street SE beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday.
All lanes of Highway 169 will open by 6 p.m. Wednesday.
A short signed detour will direct motorists along Highway 47/Fourth Street SE and County Road 12, a distance of 1.5 miles. A detour map can be downloaded and printed at www.dot.state.mn.us/d3/2014/hwy169.pdf.
The closures are needed as crews repair the railroad crossing. The project is led by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.
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