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Highway 169 will be closing for 9 months ... sometime soon

It won't close Jan. 10 like initially planned. It'll close Jan. 17.

If you drive in the Twin Cities, you don't have to take a detour around Highway 169 quite yet. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it won't close Jan. 10 like initially planned. It'll close Jan. 17 instead.

MnDOT tweeted out the news this week, explaining the project has been delayed because it's supposed to snow next week.

Then both directions of the highway between Bren Road and 7th Street will close as MnDOT replaces the Nine Mile Creek bridge in the area of Hopkins, Minnetonka and Edina.

Nearly 90,000 drivers who cross the bridge each day will have to find another way to get around, the Star Tribune says, which means traffic on nearby highways and interstates like Highway 62, Highway 100, Interstate 394, Interstate 494 and smaller highways will be affected through the fall, MnDOT notes.

Read more about the project here.

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