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News Release

April 12, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Public meeting scheduled for County Hwy 61/Hwy 41 improvements project

Map of the project area.
Click to see a larger version of the project area (PDF).

Carver County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) invites anyone with an interest in the County Highway 61/Highway 41 Improvements Project to attend a public information meeting, scheduled for April 19, 2016 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Chaska Events Center (part of the Curling Center complex at 3210 Chaska Boulevard, Chaska).

A brief presentation will begin at 6 pm.

Carver County and MnDOT, in partnership with Chaska, Chanhassen and Carver, are identifying long-term improvement needs on County Highway 61 (Chaska Boulevard) and Highway 41 (Chestnut Street) in the areas shown on the map.

The focus of this effort will be on Downtown Chaska first, followed by evaluation of the broader corridors. The following two upcoming construction projects will be defined in these efforts:

  • County Highway 61 – from County Highway 140 to Highway 41 – Construction in 2017
  • Highway 41 – from the Minnesota River to County Highway 61 – Construction in 2019

Attend the public information meeting to hear the project purpose and to provide input on needs and concerns in Downtown Chaska. Three additional open houses are planned in the summer, fall and early winter of 2016 to continue plans for Downtown Chaska and to solicit input on the broader corridors as well. Drawings of improvement alternatives will be made available at future public meetings.

Please attend the April 19 meeting and share your thoughts to help plan for the future of these roadways. Agency representatives will be present to answer questions. Visit the project website for additional information www.highway4161.com or contact Eric Johnson, Bolton & Menk Consultant Engineer, with any questions 612-751-9425.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, please call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). Alternatively, send an e-mail to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us

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