Dakota County, in cooperation with the City of Lakeville, is expanding 215th Street (County Road 70) to a 4-lane divided roadway between Kenrick Avenue/Kensington Boulevard and Cedar Avenue (County Road 23) in Lakeville. The purpose of the project is to accommodate increasing traffic volumes and improve safety along a critical connection to a growing commercial area.
This expansion project includes converting the road from a 3-lane to 4-lane divided roadway. Some of the other improvements include constructing turn lanes at major intersections, reconstructing signals to accommodate the additional lanes, and improving drainage. Extending 220th Street east from Grenada Avenue to Cedar Avenue is also part of this project.
Work on Cedar Avenue includes adding a southbound right turn lane for 220th Street. About a 0.1-mile section of trail along the east side of Cedar Avenue will be constructed from the 215th Street intersection to the north to close the gap to the existing trail.
Please visit www.countyroad70expansion.com for more information about the design phase of the project and open house materials.
July 13, 2020–July 2022
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Two-way traffic will be maintained on 215th Street throughout most of the construction during the 2020 season. A shoulder closure may be needed along eastbound 215th Street between Highview Avenue and Cedar Avenue beginning Monday, Aug. 10. Access to businesses and side streets will remain open.
Southbound Cedar Avenue will be reduced to a single lane south of 215th Street beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 11 to construct a right turn lane for 220th Street. Access to businesses will remain open.
215th Street (County Road 70) – south side from Highview Avenue to Cedar Avenue
Topsoil will be removed along the south side of the road. Water main installation will begin off the roadway between Hamburg Avenue and Grenada Avenue. Crews will begin installing a temporary signal system at the Cedar Avenue intersection.
Access Road (east of 217th Street)
Crews will be installing pipe and placing aggregate on the new road corridor.
220th Street Extension
Excavation work for the new road corridor and installing pipe continues.
Construction of the new southbound right turn lane for 220th Street will begin. Crews will begin installing a temporary signal system at the 215th Street intersection.
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.