Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 212 Corridor Study

Chaska, Norwood Young America

About this study

Project summary

Carver County, in cooperation with MnDOT, is conducting the Hwy 212 Corridor Study to provide guidance for transportation improvements along Hwy 212 between the City of Carver and Norwood Young America. This study will look at lower-cost ways to make inprovements to the corridor while working towards the long-term conversion of the corridor to a four-lane facility. The study will identify investment needs and show how they:

  • Address system performance on Hwy 212
  • Improve the safety of the corridor for motorists and pedestrians
  • Support local economic and community development along Hwy 212

Our most recent newsletter about the project can be found on our documents page.

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Study schedule

This study will be an 18 month effort occurring in two phases. The first phase is expected to end in January/February of 2014. During this period study partners will:

  • Explore various strategies for making improvements between Carver and Norwood Young America
  • Develop a plan for access management
  • Develop a plan for safety and right-of-way acquisition
  • Identify potential funding sources

The second phase of the study will begin in early 2014 and continue until the end of 2014. This phase will focus on the implementation of selected strategies. Strategies may include design, appraisal of right-of-way and acquisitions, plan for funding, and implement interim access/safety improvements.