Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 7

Hollywood Township, St. Bonifacius, Excelsior, Minnetonka, Hopkins, Deephaven, Shorewood, Victoria, Chanhassen and St. Louis Park

About this study

Hwy 7 from Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park to Carver Co. Rd. 33 in Hollywood Township study location map

Hwy 7 St. Louis Park to Hollywood Twp study location map.

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MnDOT is studying Hwy 7 between Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park and Carver Co. Rd. 33 in Hollywood Twp to identify needed safety improvements. The study includes evaluating Hwy 7 intersections and other safety aspects on this section of highway.

During this study, we are conducting a traffic safety investigation to:

  • Determine if the number and severity of crashes is abnormal
  • Identify the primary factors for the crashes
  • Propose short-, medium- and long-term updates to improve safety on Hwy 7

As part of this effort, we are assembling an independent, multidisciplinary team of experts to review the safety and operations of Hwy 7. This team will:

  • Review all relevant existing information
  • Perform a field review of identified areas of safety concern
  • Identify and prioritize suggestions made for reducing the degree of safety risk
  • Produce a draft report and present key audit findings

We will then prepare a formal report to summarize the study process and outline actions that will be taken in response to each safety issue listed in the team’s draft report.

View a virtual presentation of the study’s findings so far.

Summary of work

  • Conduct a traffic safety investigation
  • Evaluate intersections and other safety aspects
  • Produce a draft report and present the key audit findings
  • Propose potential updates to improve safety
  • Inform and engage with the public throughout the study

Thank you for your input

The comment map and survey is closed. Public comments were received relating to experiences on Hwy 7, areas of concern, and potential improvements between Dec. 17, 2021 and Jan. 18, 2022. The map is still available for viewing the project corridor and all of the past comments that we received. We greatly appreciate all of the feedback that we received on the comment map and will continue to be mindful of all of your questions and concerns throughout the rest of the road safety study.