Traffic impacts begin April 17 on Highway 169 Eagles Nest Lake Area Project near Ely

Motorists may be temporarily stopped on Highway 169 in the Eagles Nest Lake Area west of Ely beginning April 17 as rock blasting begins for the highway reconstruction project. Large trucks will be hauling blasted material on- and off the highway and motorists are asked to drive with caution in the work zone.
Beginning April 24, motorists will encounter multiple flagging operations and should be prepared to stop.

The $16.4 million Eagles Nest Lake Area Reconstruction Project will:
Improve sight lines and passing safety
Provide safer pull-off areas
Improve ditching and drainage
Minimize wetland impacts and rock excavation

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