Welcome to the City of Brooklyn Park’s website for the TH 169/101st Ave Interchange Project. This site is the source for information related to the project and previous studies, as well as public involvement activities. We encourage you to review the project materials and offer your comments, suggestions and input via email or phone.

The area of northwest Brooklyn Park is served by two major transportation corridors: TH 610 and TH 169, as well as a number of secondary supporting roadways. These, in addition to the proposed METRO BlueLine Extension(LRT) and the Rush Creek Regional Trail, form the area’s transportation framework and will serve to support strong projected growth that includes the Target North Campus, as well as development proposals for NorthPark, Gateway, and Astra Village.

Status and Schedule

The preliminary design layout and State environmental review process were completed in 2017. A Federal environmental review is expected to be complete in 2018. The tentative project schedule for final design and construction is listed below.

  • Federal Environmental Review and Funding Package: 2018
  • Final Design and Permitting: 2019
  • Right of Way Acquisition: 2019
  • Start Construction: 2020
  • End Construction: 2021
Benefits
  • Improve safety at Hwy 169 and 101st Avenue
  • Improve access to Hwy 169 to serve planned growth in northwest Brooklyn Park
  • Divert traffic from Hwy 169 / 109th Avenue and Hwy 610 / West Broadway Avenue
  • Improve mobility for local traffic circulation
Costs
  • $30 to $37 million (current estimate)
Funding
  • Federal-Aid: $7 million
  • State Grant (TED): $10 million
  • State Grant (TEDI): $1.5 million
  • Other Sources: To Be Determined
Additional Information
METRO Blue Line Extension (LRT)

Previous Project Updates

• The City of Brooklyn Park, in cooperation with its project partners, held the second open house for Phase II of the TH 169/101st Avenue Interchange Preliminary Design study on November 10th. A preliminary design layout and an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) have been prepared. This open house served as an opportunity to review and provide input on the layout and EAW, as well as learn more about the next steps including the City of Brooklyn Park’s efforts to obtain funding for the project. This was an informal open house meeting, whereas no formal presentation.
A copy of the boards presented at the Open House can be found on our Documents and Maps page. Your comments are welcome throughout the study – please check out our Contacts page for how to get in touch.
• An Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the TH 169/101st Avenue Interchange Project has been prepared and is available for public review and comment from October 24 to November 23, 2016. Comments can be mailed, prior to the close of the public comment period, to Rick Dalton, MnDOT Environmental Coordinator, 1500 West County Road B2, Roseville, MN 55113. Comments may also be emailed to richard.dalton@state.mn.us.
o EAW Distribution Letter (PDF)
o EAW (PDF)
• The City of Brooklyn Park recently submitted an application for funding the interchange as part of the Metropolitan Council’s Regional Solicitation process. The process allocates federal transportation funds to locally-initiated projects to meet regional transportation needs. Successful applications will be announced this winter.