Transportation Projects

Our coalition is advocating for continued work to expand US Highway 212 west of Chaska. This stretch of highway includes capacity issues and 2 five-mile bottlenecks that we want to eliminate to both lessen traffic and improve safety on this road. This project is broken down into multiple phases. Information on each phase is available in the images/ PDFs below.

  • Phase 1 includes five miles of 4-lane expansion …

Highway 5 is the primary east-west route that connects Chanhassen, Victoria, Waconia and Norwood Young America to the metropolitan area.

Highway 5 provides access to important destinations including the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Ridgeview Medical Center. The Medical Center serves as the primary care facility for residents in the surrounding area-an area that is over 700 square miles.

The crash rate on Highway 5 is over…

This project is a corridor traffic management, safety, and phasing plan with a focus on community engagement and consensus building.  The project team will conduct public engagement activities with the goal of creating a community-focused transportation vision.

The project includes technical analysis of current conditions in the following areas: traffic and design needs, access management, frontage road needs, safety, connectivity to…

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…

Southwest Metro residents can get around the area and hop a ride downtown via the Southwest Transit System. For more information on this service, visit: http://www.swtransit.org/