Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 11 Corridor Assessment

Greenbush to Roosevelt, Roseau County

study area map

Badger

Area 1- East and West of the City of Badger

Hwy 11 between 250th Ave and 310th Ave

Limits: Highway 11 between 250th Avenue and 310th Avenue
Primary Improvement: Construct passing lanes on Highway 11 to create a super-two roadway
Number of Alternatives: 2
Problem Alternative is Addressing: Community desire for more passing opportunities between Greenbush and Roseau.

Option A: Super-two roadway with eastbound bound passing lane between 290th and Cty Rd 26

Description:
Expand Highway 11 to a super-two roadway between 290th Avenue and Cty Rd 26:
- Eastbound passing lane for 0.86 miles
Access Modifications:
- Square up entrance to gravel pit south of Highway 11, opposite Cty Rd 26.
Estimated Construction Costs: $1,100,000-$1,300,000
Right of Way Needs: No right of way needs are anticipated.
Environmental Concerns: Potential for state-listed rare features near the project area.
Risks:
-Rare features
-Length of passing lane is not ideal - short
Benefits: Safety and mobility improvements:
- Eastbound vehicles could pass without using oncoming travel lanes.

Option B: Super-two roadway with westbound passing lane between 250th Avenue and 260th Avenue

Description:
Expand Highway 11 to a super-two roadway between 250th Avenue and Main Street:
- Westbound passing lane for 0.8 miles
Access Modifications:
- Close on field access point on the south side of Highway 11, west of 260th Avenue.
Estimated Construction Costs: $900,000-$1,000,000
Right of Way Needs: No right of way needs are anticipated.
Environmental Concerns: None anticipated.
Risks: Length of passing lane is not ideal – short
Benefits: Safety and mobility improvements:
- Westbound vehicles could pass without using oncoming travel lanes.

Concept layouts

Area 1E, Option A (PDF)
Area 1E, Option B (PDF)
Area 1W, Option A (PDF)
Area 1W, Option B (PDF)

Area 2- City of Badger

Cty Rd 2/University Ave to Cty Rd 3 in Badger

Limits: Hwy 11 from Cty Rd 2/University Ave to Cty Rd 3, Cty Rd 2 from Hwy 11 to 1.25 miles east of Highway 11
Primary Improvement: Construct passing lanes on Highway 11 to create a super-two roadway
Number of Alternatives: 2
Problem Alternative is Addressing: Safety problems at skewed intersection of Highway 11 and Cty Rd 2, high concentration of access north of Cty Rd 2.

Option A: Realign Cty Rd 2 0.5 miles east of Hwy 11 and realign access north of Cty Rd 2

Description: Relocate the existing intersection of Hwy 11 and Cty Rd 2 south of its current location
Realign intersections and roadways:
- Realign Chicago Avenue
- Realign Cty Rd 2 for 0.5 mile west of Hwy 11
- Realign North Main Street
- Realign Old Highway 11 to intersect Hwy 11 directly across from Lenmark Lane
Access Modifications:
- Close Atlantic Avenue in a cul-de-sac
- Close the 280th St intersection with Hwy 11
- Close and realign several driveways
Estimated Construction Costs: $1,900,000-$2,200,000
Right of Way Needs: Right of way anticipated from 13 parcels, with a total take of the Citizens State Bank, and larger acquisitions from two parcels.
Environmental Concerns: Contamination at Roseau County Coop, potential for wetland impacts.
Risks: Contamination at Roseau County Coop, cost of right of way acquisition.
Benefits: Improve safety:
- Reduce skew at several intersections
- Consolidate access to reduce conflict points

Option B:Realign Cty Rd 2 1.25 miles east of Hwy 11 and realign access north of Cty Rd 2

Description: Same as Option A
Realign intersections and roadways: Same as Option A except bullet 2: Realign Cty Rd 2 for 1.25 mile west of Hwy 11
Access Modifications: Same as Option A
Estimated Construction Costs: $3,000,000-$4,000,000
Right of Way Needs: Same as Option A
Environmental Concerns: Same as Option A
Risks: Same as Option A
Benefits: Same as Option A

Concept layouts

Area 2, Option A-1 (PDF)
Area 2, Option A (PDF)
Area 2, Option B (PDF)