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 is hosting neighborhood meetings to discuss the proposed expansion. The neighborhood meetings have been planned for the following dates:
- Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017, 6-7 p.m., Eagan City Hall, Eagan Room (3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122)
- Thursday Dec. 14, 2017, 4-5 p.m., Veterans Memorial Community Center, Community Room #1 (8055 Barbara Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077)
The project team will be focusing the discussion for each City (Eagan on Dec. 13 and Inver Grove Heights on Dec. 14). The project team understands residents may not be able to attend their respective city meeting and are invited to attend the other meeting or both meetings.
Public open house - Monday, Nov. 6
Veterans Memorial Community Center, Inver Grove Heights
Open House Display Boards
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