Dakota County is working with the City of West St. Paul to address traffic and safety issues along County Road 6 (Thompson Avenue) from Robert Street to Highway 52.
The project will replace the all-way stop controlled intersection at Thompson Avenue and Oakdale Avenue with a single-lane roundabout. The project includes restriping Thompson Avenue from a two-lane to a three-lane roadway with a continuous center left turn lane from Robert Street to Highway 52. The Thompson Avenue pavement will be resurfaced prior to the restriping. The project also includes a resurfacing of Oakdale Avenue from Butler Avenue (County Road 4) to Wentworth Avenue (County Road 8).
The county conducted a study to recommend improvements to correct safety issues and accommodate future roadway needs. The study accounted for the development that is occurring along Thompson Avenue and in the surrounding neighborhood. The existing all-way stop at Thompson Avenue and Oakdale Avenue was evaluated and the study determined a single-lane roundabout is the correct solution based on safety, present and future traffic, planned development and the neighborhood setting.
The study also evaluated the lane assignment of Thompson Avenue. It concluded a three-lane section with a center turn lane would provide the operational function and increase roadway safety.
Open house #1: March 9, 2022
Wednesday, March 9, 5-7 p.m.
Wentworth Library, Large Meeting Room
199 Wentworth Ave. E., West St. Paul
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Tentative project timeline
- 2021-2022: Final engineering design, public engagement and right-of-way acquisition
- March 9, 2022, 5-7 p.m.: Open House #1
- Summer 2022: Open House #2
- 2023: Construction
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The City of West St. Paul and Dakota County are also working on a
Thompson Avenue (County Road 6) & Oakdale Avenue (County Road 73) Trail and Sidewalk project. Both projects are planned for 2023 construction and require project coordination.
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Stay up to date throughout the process by visiting this webpage. You can also contact the county's project manager if you have questions:
Jake Chapek, project manager