Dakota County is working with the cities of Burnsville, Apple Valley and Rosemount to prepare a long-term vision for County Highway 42. The study will be completed in 2021 and will update the current long-term plans adopted in 1999 and 2007. The study will provide 20-year guidance for managing Highway 42 from the county’s west border in Burnsville to Highway 52 in Rosemount (15 miles).
County Highway 42 is an east-west principal arterial highway in Dakota and Scott counties. It is managed for efficient and safe travel. It provides connections to the regional freeway system while also providing local access to connect people and goods to their destinations, including home, work, school, shopping and more.
Study recommendations (February 2022) – your feedback is welcome
Overall, Highway 42 can be effectively managed through the year 2040 using approaches like those of the past — limiting or deferring the need for overall expansion. The updated management plan through 2040 is mostly consistent with the 1999 plan (through 2020). Key additions incorporate innovations and best practices. For example, new signal technology and improvements to benefit pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders.
Draft Executive Summary
Draft Corridor Management Recommendations
Your comments and questions are encouraged by March 7. We will then plan to finalize and publish the study's final documents by April 2022.
More information, including a video presentation and tools to provide input, are provided at virtual open house:
Visit the virtual open house and provide input
If you need assistance with the content provided on this page or its links, please call the Highway 42 voicemail at 952-891‐7177.
Highway 42 background documents
1999 County Highway 42 Corridor Study Executive Summary
2007 County Highway 42 Rosemount (Segment 15) Updated Recommendations