Dakota County, in cooperation with the City of Eagan, is planning to reconstruct the intersections of Lone Oak Road (County Road 26) and Lexington Avenue (County Road 43).
The intersection of Lone Oak Road and Lexington Avenue serves as a critical link for the local and regional transportation system. Safety and operational needs exist at the current intersection. The reconstruction of the intersection will improve roadway geometry, safety, capacity and efficiency. Currently, turn lanes are mismatched and awkwardly aligned. This geometric flaw creates vehicle path conflicts that negatively affect the capacity and safety of the intersection. The project will widen Lexington Avenue to provide exclusive through lanes, dedicated dual left-turn lanes, and dedicated right turn lane.
Work will take place in the following areas during each stage (all timeframes are approximate and are subject to change):
Stage 1 (June through July)
- Lexington Avenue - Clubview Drive to Lone Oak Road
- Lexington Avenue - west half of roadway between Lone Oak Road and Keefe Street
Stage 2 (August)
- Lone Oak Road - Denmark Avenue to Neil Armstrong Boulevard
- Lexington Avenue - Clubview Drive to Keefe Street
Stage 3 (September through October)
- Lexington Avenue - east half of roadway between Lone Oak Road and Keefe Street
November 2019–October 2020
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Temporary closure of trails/sidewalk and right turn lanes may be necessary for some of the utility relocation work. Please use caution when traveling through this area.
Road closures arescheduled to begin on Monday, June 1. At that time, Lexington Avenue between Clubview Drive and Lone Oak Road will be closed. Traffic will be detoured using Yankee Doodle Road (County Road 28), Highway 55, and Lone Oak Road. See stage 1 detour map.
Truck traffic on southbound Lexington Avenue will not be able to turn right onto westbound Lone Oak Road during Stage 1. A truck detour will be in place using eastbound Lone Oak Road, southbound Highway 55, westbound Yankee Doodle Road and northbound I-35E. See truck detour map.
Private utilities have been relocating their facilities in advance of construction since early April. This work will continue throughout construction.
Stage 1 construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 1. During Stage 1, work will occur on Lexington Avenue between Clubview Drive and Lone Oak Road. It also includes work on the west half of Lexington Avenue between Lone Oak Road and Keefe Street. Road closures and lane shifts will be necessary for this work.
Crews will begin removing the existing pavement within the closed areas
Schedules are subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Any questions or comments concerning this or any highway projects, email Dakota County Transportation Department or phone 952-891-7900.
County Road 26 & 43 Layout