Dakota County partnered with state and local agencies to update the transportation vision for northeast Eagan and northwest Inver Grove Heights for the next 20 years.
The 2022 Regional Roadway System Visioning Study identified long-term transportation needs for growth in the area.
The study update:
- Assessed the existing conditions, including changes since the 2010 study
- Considered safety, traffic congestion, land use, development, system connectivity and cost effectiveness
- Revisited the recommended improvements from the previous study and identified an updated set of recommendations based on 2040 Comprehensive Plan and traffic model data.
The 2020 study update recommended 16 improvements, including future interchanges that support growth and development, meet local and regional transportation needs, and limit impacts on fully developed communities.
Frequently Asked Questions
A unified transportation vision is needed to support development and guide future efforts of the cities, county and MnDOT to plan, fund and implement roadway improvements. The recommendations reflect the changes in traffic conditions, land use plans and the transportation network. Pedestrian and bicycle improvements will be included with roadway improvements as identified in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Carrying out recommendations will depend on the growth in traffic volumes on the roadway network. The recommendations also include additional studies and more detailed preliminary design for intersections and roadway segments. Agency partners will pursue a variety of funding sources, both public and private, to carry out the vision. As individual projects move into the engineering phase, the alignments and specific property impacts would be determined by the partner agencies and additional environmental review and public engagement would be conducted.