Preliminary road, bridge, and geotechnical engineering have begun. Carver County is leading the project delivery and design effort for the Hwy 101/Flying Cloud Drive “wye” at the north end of the project, and the overall project delivery and roadway design (including MnDOTs portion). MnDOT will continue to assist Carver County with bridge design, construction engineering and other engineering services as needed. Cost estimates are still being refined during preliminary design and soils investigation.
About this project
Summary of work
Construct new bridge across the floodplain north of the Minnesota River channel to raise the roadway out of the 100-year flood elevation
Reconstruct the Hwy 101/Hwy 61 “Y” intersection as a roundabout, and make additional improvements along Hwy 61
Reduce the frequency and duration of road closures caused by seasonal flooding of the Minnesota River Valley
Minimize regional and local transportation disruptions that occur when other area river crossings must be closed due to seasonal flooding
Minimize long-term maintenance and repair costs
Add a multiuse trail that will connect regional trails, a roundabout at the "wye" and additional improvements along County Road 61
$34 million (MnDOT)
$15 million (Carver County)
Total: $49 million
*Cost estimate based on a four lane bridge structure over the Minnesota River floodplain (MnDOT portion). The carver county portion is based on a roundabout centered in the existing “wye” at the north end of the project and includes additional improvements on Flying Cloud Drive and Hwy 101 to the north. Construction costs only reported.
MnDOT flood Mitigation Program ($20M, LRIP, CTB, Scott and Carver Counties)