Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Sept. 26, 2018

MnDOT invites public to learn more about Hwy 12 west Hennepin County safety improvements

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The public is invited to learn more about three planned safety improvements on Hwy 12 in western Hennepin County.

Officials from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Hennepin County and the Hwy 12 Safety Coalition will explain the projects and how they will affect motorists and those who live in the area.

The open house is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Independence City Hall, 1920 Hennepin County Road 90, Independence. Members of the public may show up at any time during the open house and see exhibits and take home materials to help better understand the work to be done on Hwy 12.

The Hwy 12 improvements include:

  • Installing concrete barrier east of Maple Plain
  • Building a roundabout at County Road 90
  • Intersection improvements at County Road 92

The work is scheduled for 2021 and is intended to reduce serious crashes that occur on the highway.

MnDOT is an anchoring partner of the state’s core traffic safety program, Toward Zero Deaths. A primary vision of the TZD program is to create a safe driving culture in Minnesota in which motorists support a goal of zero road fatalities by practicing and promoting safe and smart driving behavior. TZD focuses on the application of four strategic areas to reduce crashes — education, enforcement, engineering, and emergency medical and trauma response – and everyone making the right choices while driving.

For more information, please visit the project web page: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy12-orono-independence/