Dakota County is proposing to reconstruct County Road 88 in Randolph Township from Highway 56 to Fullerton Road.
County Road 88 is an east-west collector roadway in Randolph and Sciota townships. County Road 88 serves as the primary roadway through the City of Randolph and connects residential, commercial and agricultural properties in the City and Townships to Cannon Falls.
The purpose of the project is to improve safety, mobility and pavement quality on County Road 88 in the segment between Highway 56 and Fullerton Road. County Road 88 is currently a 2-lane roadway. The existing road has minimal paved shoulders, no turn lanes and multiple curves with advisory speeds below the posted speed limit.
In addition, County Road 88 currently intersects Highway 56 at a skew near a railroad crossing, which has led to several crashes. To more effectively meet the project purpose, a preliminary design phase is being conducted to evaluate ways to address the issues and existing deficiencies along the corridor.
Over the past several months, Dakota County, in cooperation with Randolph Township and the Minnesota Department of Transportation, has been developing roadway and intersection alternatives for the County Road 88 Reconstruction Project. Since the first public open house on Jan. 11, 2018, the project team has been assessing and evaluating the alternatives based on factors such as safety, project impacts and cost.
Based on the analysis conducted to date, the project team has identified a recommended alternative that combines County Road 88 Alignment Alternative B2 and Highway 56/County Road 88 Intersection Alternative H2, both of which were presented at the open house.
Alignment Evaluation Matrix
Recommended Intersection Alternative
Intersection Evaluation Matrix
County Road 88 Questions & Answers
June 7 Open House
Intersection Concepts Under Consideration
Alignment Concepts Under Consideration
Open House Comments
Not proposed for further consideration
Intersections Not Under Consideration
Alignments Not Under Consideration
Anticipated project timeline
2018-2019: Preliminary and Final Design/Right-of-Way acquisition
Project Location Map