I-494/TH-169 Interchange


Kraemer reconstructed the interchange at I-494 and TH 169 as the design-build contractor leading this urban interchange reconstruction project through the Minneapolis metro area. The project included connecting the north and south frontage roads under TH 169 and converting TH 169 from an expressway to a freeway with a partial direction interchange at I-494. Additional work included environmental coordination, public relations, and the coordination of $17 million in private utility relocations. The design-build team worked together to develop several cost-saving innovations, including shifting a ramp location to eliminate the need for a new bridge. This collaborative effort and innovation saved the project $5.9 million.