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Carver County is set to start construction to expand portions of Highway 212 to four lanes.

“This is of great importance not just for Carver and McLeod County, but for all of southern Minnesota,” said David Sturrock, of the Marshall Area Transportation Group. “Highway 212 is our region’s primary connection to the Twin Cities metro area

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation is delaying the project to reconstruct U.S. Highway 212 in Renville County until 2023, by one year. The project would reconstruct the highway from Hawk Creek to Renville County Road 6. It includes rebuilding the highway through the city of Sacred Heart.

The scope of the project is changing and MnDOT is planning to add a westbound passing lane just west of Sacred Heart. MnDOT is also planning…

Motorists can get a bird’s eye view of the improvements to Highway 212 in Norwood Young America with a new video of the project released today by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Carver County and the city of Norwood Young America in lieu of an in-person opening celebration.

The video features the nearly completed Highway 212 project’s safety and accessibility improvements, biking and walking trails, a new underpass and a…

Motorists can enjoy a smooth and safer ride on Highway 212 from Cologne to Norwood Young America, and bikers and walkers can enjoy the new walking trail and underpass under Highway 212 as crews complete work for 2020. Since June, crews worked to:

  • Repave Highway 212 between Highway 5/25 and Highway 36 in Cologne
  • Construct pedestrian underpass and trails
  • Construct Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI)

Following a vote by the Carver County Board of Commissioners to fully fund the expansion, Hwy 212 will be widened to four lanes. The county and the Southwest Corridor Transportation Coalition have lobbied for expansion of Highway 212 westward, since the new four-lane portion of the road was completed between Eden Prairie and Carver.

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