This study was done so that a corridor could be selected for preservation for the future Minnesota River Crossing. The crossing will connect Hwy 169 and Hwy 212, near Hwy 41.
MnDOT worked with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), local governmental units, the Metropolitan Council, state and federal resource agencies and other interested parties to study the need for and potential impacts of this project.
Construction of the new river crossing is now in progress and is expected to be completed in 2016.
For more information: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy41bridge/index.html