- The Hwy 41, Hwy 101 and Hwy 169 Minnesota River Crossings in Scott and Carver counties
- The study will identify potential capital improvements to minimize roadway closures and/or add capacity during flooding
- February 2011 through September 2011
- No more open houses are scheduled. If you would like a copy of the report or have questions, contact us.
- Receive e-mail updates for this project
- Newsletter (September 2011)
Minnesota River Flood Mitigation Study
The study is complete. You can view, download and print the report below.
Final Report (14 MB PDF)
Following the 2011 spring floods that forced the closure of Highways 41 and 101 and threatened closures of other Twin Cities Metro roadways, MnDOT Metropolitan District began a study to investigate options to reduce the effects of road closures caused by seasonal flooding in the Minnesota River Valley.
The goal of the study is to determine capital improvements that will minimize roadway closures and/or add capacity during floods. Potential improvements will likely focus on elevating roadway profiles at Hwy 41 and Hwy 101, and adding capacity at Hwy 169.
The study’s findings will be used to pursue flood mitigation funding.
The study and report include the following key elements:
- Stakeholder and public involvement
- Traffic analysis
- Hydraulic river model development and analysis (including bridge analysis)
- Potential design alternatives and analysis (click links in right column to see design alternatives)
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