County Road 42 is a major road that spans the length of Dakota County from Burnsville to Hastings. The Road provides connectivity to major north-south freeways and expressways (I-35 E, I-35 W, Cedar Ave. and Trunk Highway 52 and accessibility to many businesses and neighborhoods through the communities.
County Road 42 is a 4-lane, median divided roadway with left turn lanes at all intersections and right turn lanes at most intersections. There are no right turn lanes at Southcross Drive for eastbound traffic and at Redwood Drive for westbound traffic because of the limited right of way and space due to the high power line and pond locations. The speed limit ranges from 40–50 mph.
The assessments along County Highway 42 in Burnsville and Apple Valley from Southcross Drive to Garret Avenue identified the necessary changes at intersections to maintain safety and mobility throughout the area. Locations evaluated along County Highway 42 include:
- Southcross Drive/Summit Oaks Drive
- Redwood Drive
- Elm Drive
- Garden View Drive
- Hayes Road
- 147th Street
- Pennock Avenue
- Garret Avenue
Previous open houses
Public informational open houses were held on Aug. 21, 2014, Sept. 29, 2014 and May 4, 2015 to present information and discuss improvement needs at intersections along County Highway 42. Timelines shown at the open houses in 2014 have changed, see revised time lines below.
CSAH 42 Open House Displays
CSAH 42 Open House Displays (May 4, 2015)
Apple Valley Access Map
Summer 2017: Assess intersection improvement needs : Assess intersection improvement needs
Summer 2019: Signal construction – County Highway 42 & Southcross Drive/Summit Oaks Drive
Summer 2019 to Spring 2020: Signal management project to improve mobility of the corridor
2017: County Highway 42 Pedestrian study
2017: Intersection projects to be determined through Capital Improvement Program Process
In June 1997, a study of County Highway 42 from near Hastings to Shakopee was commissioned by the Dakota and Scott counties and surrounding cities. The study developed an overall access blueprint to guide future planning for roadway improvements along CR 42 corridor. Find out more about the CSAH 42 Corridor Study.
For more information, contact Bobby Kuennen, Transportation Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-891-7028.