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  • Highway 169 Project: Public hearing on proposed ramp closure, visual barrier at W. 16th Street set for Dec. 7

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    Public hearing on proposed ramp closure, visual barrier at W. 16th Street set for Dec. 7

    As part of the Highway 169 project, MnDOT is seeking approval (municipal consent) from the city of St. Louis Park to close the W. 16th Street exit and entrance ramps to and from southbound Highway 169.
    There will be a public hearing for municipal consent Monday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at St. Louis Park City Hall. If you are interested in the topic or if you would like to provide comments, you are welcome to attend the public hearing.
    The purpose of the ramp closure is to improve corridor safety and efficiency along Highway 169 by removing the non-standard access that currently exists at these ramps. The posted speed along Highway 169 is 55 mph, which creates a significant speed differential between traffic entering and existing at W. 16th Street and Highway 169. This presents a serious safety concern.
    The city’s approval is required because the project permanently alters access to a highway. If municipal consent is given by the city, the project also will include a visual barrier as part of closing the access for the affected properties.
    For more information about the St. Louis Park City Council, visit: www.stlouispark.org/city-council.html
    For more information about the Highway 169 improvement projects, visit: www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins
     
     
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