Dakota County, in cooperation with the cities of Eagan and Inver Grove Heights, is conducting a design study of Lone Oak Road/70th Street West (County Road 26) from Trunk Highway 55/149 in Eagan to South Robert Trail (Trunk Highway 3) in Inver Grove Heights.
The design study will include a County Road 26 expansion from a undivided two-lane roadway to a divided two lane roadway with turn lanes at all public roadways, multi-use trails along both side of the roadway and a grade separated crossing (underpass) of the Mendota-Lebanon Greenway.
The Regional Roadway System Visioning Study made recommendations for safety and capacity improvements to Lone Oak Road/ 70th Street (County Road 26) within the project area. These improvements included expanding Lone Oak Road/ 70th Street West from a two-lane roadway to a divided four-lane roadway. The study also recommended realigning Argenta Trail (County Road 63) from its intersection with Yankee Doodle Road (County Road 28) to north of Amana Trail, connecting Amana Trail between realigned Argenta Trail and South Robert Trail and high-volume, high-capacity intersection improvements to Argenta Trail at the Trunk Highway 55 intersection with the potential for a future interchange.
The County and City of Inver Grove Heights completed the Argenta Trail Realignment Study during fall 2014 to early 2015. The study recommended an alignment for CSAH 63 (Argenta Trail) from south of Trunk Highway 55 to I-494, which was later adopted by both the Dakota County Board of Commissioners and the Inver Grove Heights City Council. Currently, the Argenta Trail Realignment between Yankee Doodle Road (County Road 28) and Amana Trail is under construction.
After the Nov. 6 open house, the project team continued to refine the project layout. As part of the preliminary design, the team hosted neighborhood meetings on Dec. 13 and 14 to discuss the proposed expansion. The project layouts and options for the intersection of County 26 and 63 are posted below:
Overall Project Layout - Full Buildout
County Road 26 Preliminary Plan & Profile
County Road 63 Preliminary Plan & Profile
Intersection Options A-C
County Roads 26 and 63 Project Update
Public open house - Monday, Nov. 6
Veterans Memorial Community Center, Inver Grove Heights
Open House Display Boards
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