Every year, government entities use eminent domain rights to claim land from private citizens and businesses around the state. One such project is a MnDOT project where they are currently considering layout options for a Hwy 169 in Elk River that would have a proposed completion date of 2023 to 2024. This project may significantly affect landowners and business owners along the highway in Elk River. A public information meeting is planned for the fall of 2019 to discuss the initial plan. The plan involves several controlled intersections being removed and new interchanges and access ramps being constructed.