Dakota County is partnering with the City Of Eagan and Independent School District 196 to address safety and mobility needs for all travelers along Diffley Road from Lexington Avenue to Braddock Trail, including Northview Elementary, Dakota Hills Middle School and Eagan High Schools sites and nearby neighborhood connections. Objectives of the work are to develop short- and long-term improvements to address challenges for this area.
Public open houses - Wednesday, Dec. 11 or Monday, Dec. 16
Open houses will take place Wednesday. Dec. 11 from 5:30-8 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 16 from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Eagan Community Center, Oaks Room, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan. The same content will be shared at each open house.
Open House Flyer
Additional information regarding the open house will be posted next week in advance of the open house.
Dakota County, in partnership with the City of Eagan and Independent School District 196, are creating a reduced school speed limit.
Action taken to set school zone speed limit on Diffley Road - Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019
Initial project scope
Dakota County initially partnered with the City of Eagan to develop an intersection improvement project on County Road 30 (Diffley Road) at Braddock Trail. The City of Eagan was the lead on this project. The County and City held two open houses to discuss the project and gain input from residents. Based on feedback from the public open house meetings on Feb. 11, 2019 and Nov. 28, 2019, the initial project anticipated for 2019 did not move forward. Rather, several initiatives are occurring:
- City of Eagan Bike & Pedestrian Plan
Initiative by city staff to assess safety by bicycle and walking, increase access to community destinations, and promote safety. Find out more about the plan.
- Dakota County School Safety Assessment
County is conducting a proactive assessment of the more than 40 schools adjacent county roads to address safety for students traveling to and from these schools. Find out more about the School Safety Assessment.
- Discussions with ISD 196 staff
City and County staff met with ISD 196 to discuss potential options to improve safety and reduce queueing to and from the school onto Braddock Trail and Diffley Road.
- Additional project improvement considerations
Several improvement considerations have been discussed which look to address pedestrian safety and school ingress/egress traffic.
Past neighborhod meetings and open house information
Public open house - Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
Open House Presentation
Open House Summary
Neighborhood meeting - Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018
Meeting Follow-up Discussion
County Road 30 & Braddock Trail Study Summary