Dakota County is working with the cities of West Saint Paul and Mendota Heights and Two Rivers High School (ISD 197) on proposed pedestrian improvements along Delaware Avenue. The project includes trail and pedestrian crossings. The improvements are from Highway 62 to Marie Avenue, near Two Rivers High School.
A trail gap was identified in the
2018 Dakota County Pedestrian & Bicycle Study. A trail and improved crossing were also identified in the
Dakota County School Travel Safety Assessment as safety measures for the Two Rivers High School campus. Design and engineering work for the project are underway.
Open house – Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023
A public open house is scheduled for Nov. 16, 2023 at Two Rivers High School (1897 Delaware Ave., Mendota Heights) in the main entrance atrium.
The project team will share project materials depicting the final design and presenting the project's anticipated schedule and impacts. Construction is scheduled for summer 2024. Open house materials will be posted as they become available.
Open house – Nov. 17, 2022
A public open house meeting was held Nov. 17, 2022. Four improvement options were presented for feedback from the public. The input helped determine the project's next steps and recommended improvements. After the open house, Option 4 was identified as the preferred option.
Project Layout - Option 4
Open House Summary
Frequently Asked Questions
Preliminary engineering and further traffic analysis are currently underway. Dakota County was awarded a federal Safe Routes to School grant for construction of the project. In addition to the federal grant funding, Dakota County is currently pursuing a grant from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The project team is currently working on preliminary design of Option 4.
April–June 2023: Preliminary Design, Traffic Analysis, and Speed Data Collection
July–November 2023: Final Design
Fall 2023: Open House #2
Summer 2024: Construction
If you have questions, contact Bryce LeBrun at 952-891-7213 or email@example.com.