Dakota County, the City of Rosemount and the City of Apple Valley are planning improvements to County Road 38 (McAndrews Road) from County Road 31 (Pilot Knob Road) to Highway 3.
This section of County Road 38 will be converted to a 3-lane highway with a center left turn lane while maintaining 8-foot shoulders. In addition, dedicated right turn lanes will be added at all intersecting roadways. These modifications will provide important safety improvements and increase efficiency along the corridor.
Project timeline: May 24–October 2018
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County Road 38 will remain open to local traffic throughout the majority of construction. Traffic is shifted to the north half of the roadway. Driving lanes may be as narrow as 10.5 feet in width. The speed limit on County Road 38 between County Road 31 and Highway 3 will be reduced to 45 miles per hour.
Road closures will be necessary to replace the drainage culverts crossing under the roadway in several locations. A detour route using County Road 31 (Pilot Knob Road) to County Road 32 (Cliff Road) to Highway 3 will be posted during these closures. This work will be completed in two phases.
The first phase will close County Road 38 from Cobblestone Lane to about 300 feet east of Cobblestone Lane later in the day on Friday, Aug. 17. Access to residences in this area will remain open. However, it will be from only one direction. Access to Cobblestone Lane and Cobblestone Court will be from the west using Shannon Parkway or County Road 31. Access east of Cobblestone Lane will be from the east using Dodd Boulevard or Highway 3.
Additional closures on County Road 38 and on Shannon Parkway are scheduled for the week of Aug. 20. Shannon Parkway will be closed at County Road 38 on Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Thursday, Aug. 23.
County Road 38 will be closed in two locations west of Shannon Parkway beginning on Friday, Aug. 24 for several days. The first closure will be between the two south legs of Danbury Way. The second location is from about 350 feet west of Shannon Parkway to Shannon Parkway. Access to residences in this area will remain open. However, it will be from County Road 31. Use Danbury Way south of County Road 38 for access to Coffee Trail and the area between the two closures. Access to properties east of Shannon Parkway can use Shannon Parkway or Highway 3.
Moving dirt on the south half of the roadway continues. Storm sewer will be installed in the area between Danbury Way (west leg) and Cobblestone Lane.
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 38 Newsletter (May 23, 2018)