Construction of a new roundabout in Inver Grove Heights will increase safety but require the temporary closure of an intersection. Dakota County is constructing a single-lane roundabout at County Road 26 (70th Street) and Highway 3 (South Robert Trail) this summer. The intersection will be closed to thru traffic beginning Wednesday, March 20 until November.
In addition to the roundabout, County Road 26 and Highway 3 near the intersection will be reconstructed. Also, a 60-foot-deep sanitary sewer will be installed across the east leg of the intersection to connect the services south to the city's sewer system. Some settlement over the area is expected in the following year, and it will be corrected.
The intersection closure is required to allow the contractor to work. A detour will be posted. Access to residences along County Road 26 and Highway 3 will remain open throughout construction; however, access may be limited to only one direction. Alternate routes are recommended to minimize delays. For the safety of workers and themselves, drivers are reminded not to drive around barricades.
For more information, visit the County Road 26 and Highway 3 project page.