Dakota County worked with the cities of Burnsville, Apple Valley and Rosemount to prepare a long-term management plan for County Highway 42. The visioning study to development the management plan was adopted by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners in March 2022. The plan provides 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.
2040 Management Plan
Overall, Highway 42 can be effectively managed through 2040 using approaches like those of the past — limiting or deferring the need for overall expansion. Technology innovations and other best practices have been added to this plan. For example, the updated recommendations encourage new signal technology and improvements to benefit pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders.
Corridor Recommendations - Maps Only
County Highway 42 2040 Management Plan Final Report
For assistance and more information
If you need assistance with the content and documents provided on this page or wish to review technical memos referenced in the plan, contact:
Doug Abere, Project Manager