Dakota County partnered with state and local agencies to update the transportation vision for northeast Eagan and northwest Inver Grove Heights.
The 2022 Regional Roadway System Visioning Study identified long-term needs 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.
The 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 future efforts 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 also be included as identified in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Carrying out improvements will depend on traffic volumes on the roadway network. The recommendations also include additional studies and more detailed preliminary design for intersections and roadway segments. Many funding sources, both public and private, will be needed to carry out the vision. As projects move into the engineering phase, partner agencies would determine alignments and specific property impacts. They would also conduct additional environmental review and public engagement.