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Plans, Studies and Future Construction

Plans, studies and future projects on Minnesota highways

Find out about studies and plans for potential projects below. Some projects on this list are already scheduled and work will begin in the near future. Learn about the planning process before a highway is built

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District Offices MnDOT District 7 - Mankato/Windom Metro District - St Paul/Minneapolis MnDOT District 8 - Marshall/Wilmar/Hutchinson MnDOT District 1 - Duluth/Virginia MnDOT District 4 - Detroit Lakes/Morris MnDOT District 2 - Bemidji/Crookston MnDOT District 3 - Baxter/St Cloud MnDOT District 6 - Rochester/Owatonna

Hwys 1 – 13

Hwy 1

Hwy 1—Kawishiwi River to Isabella

Description: Resurface pavement, replace culverts

Status: Construction begins 2017.

Contact: Beth Petrowske

More information: mndot.gov/d1/projects/hwy1isabella/

Hwy 2

Hwy 2—Kennedy Bridge, East Grand Forks

Description: Replace bridge deck

Status: Construction begins 2017.

Contact: TJ Melcher

More information: mndot.gov/d2/projects/kennedybridge/

Hwy 5

Hwy 5—Carver County from Hwy 41 to Hwy 212

Description: Study was done by Carver County and the cities of Victoria and Waconia in collaboration with MnDOT and the communities along the corridor in order to guide future planning and improvements along Hwy 5 from Hwy 41 in Chanhassen to Hwy 212 in Norwood Young America.

Status: Study completed 2008. No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: Kirsten Klein

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy5carver/

Hwy 6

Hwy 6—Emily

Description: Reconstruct Hwy 6 through Emily. The project will make for a smoother road surface,
improve storm water drainage and improve safety and accessibility.

Status: Preliminary design underway. Work begins 2018.

Contact: Matt Indihar, project manager

More information: mndot.gov/d3/emily/

Hwy 7

Hwy 7 and Hwy 71 Roundabout -- Blomkest

Description: MnDOT is proposing to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy 7 near the city of Blomkest.

Status: Work begins 2017

Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt

More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy7hwy71roundabout/

Hwy 8

Hwy 8—Wyoming and Chisago City

Description: Study identified possible future improvements to the Hwy 8 Corridor between Greenway Avenue North and Karmel Avenue.

Status: Study completed. No projects have been funded or are currently planned.

Contact: Denise Workcuff

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy8study/

Hwy 10

Hwy 10—Elk River

Description: Upgrade to a freeway system
Status: Study completed 2012. No projects have been funded or planned.
Contact: Jim Hallgren
More information: mndot.gov/d3/hwy10er/

Hwy 10—Lake Orono, Elk River

Description: Replace the Hwy 10 bridge over Lake Orono in Elk River.

Status: Construct 2017-2018

Contact: Claudia Dumont

More information: www.mndot.gov/d3/h10orono

Hwy 10 in the cities of Anoka and Ramsey

Description: Corridor study identified needs

Status: Study complete. No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: Kent Barnard

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy10study/

Hwy 10 - Wadena

Description: Reconstruct Hwy 10 from Birch Ave to east of CR 4 through the city of Wadena, includes sidewalks, accesses and utilities.

Status: Preliminary designs are underway. Construct in 2018.

Contact: Claudia Dumont, project manager, 320-223-6530

More information: www.mndot.gov/d3/wadena/

Hwy 11

Hwy 11/Hwy 72 — Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge Replacement

Description: Preliminary design and environmental study for the replacement of the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge on Hwy 72 in the city of Baudette and Hwy 11 in the town of Rainy River.

Status: Environmental Study Complete: Spring 2016. Final Bridge Design: 2016-17. Construction: 2018.

More information: mndot.gov/baudette-bridge/

Hwy 11 corridor assessment

Description: Evaluate existing and future conditions and make recommendations for corridor improvements.

Status: Study
Contact: Darren Laesch

More information: mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy11assessment/

Hwy 12

Hwy 12/Hwy 23 — Willmar Wye Rail Connector & Industrial Access Project

Description: Rail realignment and industrial park access

Status: Study in progress. No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt

More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/willmarwye/

Hwy 12 – Hwy 12 and Hwy 22 in downtown Litchfield

Description: Reconstruction of four blocks of Hwy 12 and Hwy 22 through downtown Litchfield.

Status: Work begins 2019

Contact: Lindsey Knutson

More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/Hwy12downtownLitch/

Hwy 12 Willmar

Description: Willmar corridor study

Status: Study in progress. No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt

More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy12willmarcorridor/

Hwy 13

Hwy 13 between Savage and Burnsville

Description: Corridor study to identify needs

Status: Study completed 2013. Work begins 2017.

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy13study/

Hwys 14 – 30 (back to top)

Hwy 14

Hwy 14—New Ulm to N. Mankato

Description: Four lane expansion

Status: Work begins 2017 or 2018. In the meantime, MnDOT has taken steps to address the safety issues between now and 2017.

Contact: Zachary Tess

More information: mndot.gov/d7/projects/14newulmtomankato/

Hwy 14—Owatonna to Dodge Center

Description: Four lane expansion

Status: Segment 1 construction complete. Segment 2 construction TBD.

Contact: Mike Dougherty

More information: mndot/gov/d6/projects/hwy14/

Hwy 15

Hwy 15 in Fairmont

Description: Resurfacing, traffic signal improvements, pedestrian and accessibility improvements

Status: Work begins 2017

Contact: Rebecca Arndt

More information: mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy15fairmont/

Hwy 19

Hwys 19 and 71 in Redwood Falls

Description: Replacement of pedestrian ramps, sidewalks and driveways to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

Status: Project bids due March 23, 2018.

Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt

More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwys19and71redwoodfalls/

Hwy 22

Hwy 22—Mapleton to Blue Earth County Road 15

Description: Reconstruct or mill-and-overlay deteriorating pavement segments. Replace Big Cobb River Bridge at Beauford

Status: Work begins 2017

Contact: Peter Harff

More information: mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy22mapleton/

Hwy 22 Eden Valley

Description: Resurfacing and ADA improvements

Status: Work begins 2018

Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt

More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy22edenvalley

Hwy 23

Hwy 23 Gap New London to Paynesville

Description: Connecting Hwy 23 Corridor

Status: TBA

Contact: Ryan Barney

More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy23gapsnewlondonpaynesville/

Hwy 23 Gap Paynesville to Richmond

Description: Connecting Hwy 23 Corridor

Status: TBA

Contact: Ryan Barney

More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy23gappaynesvillerichmond/

Hwy 23 Marshall Safety Study

Description: To develop a common vision and guidance for managing the Hwy 23 corridor now and into the future.

Status: January-August 2016
Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt
More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy23marshallstudy/

Hwy 25

Hwys 25, 55 in Buffalo

Description: Reconstruct Hwy 25 from Catlin St to Hwy 55, includes widening the intersection of Hwy 25/Hwy 55.

Status: Construct 2016

Contact: Claudia Dumont, project manager, 320-223-6530

More information: mndot.gov/d3/buffalo/

Hwy 25 at 7th St in Monticello

Description: The city of Monticello to add turn lanes at the intersection of Hwy 25 and 7th St

Construction dates: Construct in 2017

Traffic impacts: Lane closures

More information: City of Monticello

Hwy 27

Hwys 27, 73 and 289 – Moose Lake Area

Description: Resurface, add turn lanes, accessibility improvements

Status: Work begins spring 2017

Contact: Roberta Dwyer

More information: mndot.gov/d1/projects/Moose-Lake-Area-Project/

Hwy 28

Hwy 28, 29, 104 – Glenwood

Description: Resurfacing of Hwys 28, 29 and 104 throughout Glenwood, downtown Complete Streets reconstruction, Hwy 28 grade raise near Pope County Fairgrounds

Status: Construct in 2018

Contact: Jerimiah Moerke

More information: mndot.gov/d4/projects/glenwood/

Hwy 29

Hwy 29 – Glenwood

Description: Proposed bridge over the railroad tracks just north of Glenwood, realign the intersection of Hwy 29 and Hwy 55

Status: Study in progress. No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: Jerimiah Moerke

More information: mndot.gov/d4/projects/glenwoodoverpass/

Hwys 32 – 52 (back to top)

I-35

I-35/I-535/Hwy 53 Twin Ports Interchange in Duluth

Description: Replace 27 bridges and reconstruct interchange

Status: No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: Beth Petrowske

More information: mndot.gov/d1/projects/twin-ports-interchange

I-35W/I-35E and I-35 from Lino Lakes to Forest Lake

Description: Project includes resurfacing the road and replacing bridges

Status: Construction begins June 2017.

Contact: Denise Workcuff

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/35linolakes

I-35E from Little Canada to White Bear Lake

Description: Study to develop and evaluate conceptual alternatives for extending MnPASS from Little Canada Road to County Rd. 96

Status: Study in progress. The environmental phase for a MnPASS extension project has begun.

Contact: Brad Larsen

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35emnpassextension

I-35W/I-494 Study

Description: Interchange Improvements

Status: Study in progress. No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: April Crockett

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i494and35winterchange/

I-35W/Lake Street in Minneapolis

Description: Improve transit and regional access, reconstruct bridges and pavement
Status: Construction begins in 2017
Contact:
Scott Pederson
More information:
www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wminneapolis/

I-35W at County Rd 42 in Burnsville

Description: Extend left turn lane, replace bridge joints, resurface bridge

Construction dates: Summer 2017
Traffic impacts: Lane and ramp closures, short-term directional closures with detours
More information: www.co.dakota.mn.us/Transportation/CurrentConstruction/CR42Burnsv ille/Pages/default.aspx

I-35W between Roseville and Blaine

Description: Designing a road project that includes adding a lane, in each direction, to I-35W between Hwy 36 in Roseville and Lexington Avenue (County Road 17) in Blaine

Status: Designing options for a project and assessing the environmental impacts of a project

Contact: Jerome Adams

More Information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35wroseville/

I-35W in Burnsville, Bloomington

Description: Reconstruct I-35W bridge over the Minnesota River, replace pavement, add northbound lane

Status: Work begins 2020.

Contact: Kirsten Klein

More Information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35wbloomington/

Hwy 36

Hwy 36 Study from North St. Paul to Oakdale

Description: Develop preliminary concept designs for intersection improvements at Century Avenue and Hadley Avenue

Status: Hwy 36/Hadley Ave. interchange funded for construction in 2019.

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy36study/

Hwy 36 Stillwater Lift Bridge

Description: Convert Stillwater Lift Bridge to a pedestrian bridge. Vehicle traffic will be moved to the St. Croix Crossing
Status: Construction begins spring 2018.
Traffic impacts: Closures, detours
More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/liftbridge/

Hwy 40

Hwy 40 three miles west of Milan

Description: Repair bridge

Construction Dates: Study in progress.

Traffic Impacts: Detour

More Information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy40-bridge-milan/

Hwy 41

Hwy 41 River Crossing Project

Description: Connect Hwy 169 and new Hwy 212 near Hwy 41

Status: Study in progress. No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: Diane Langenbach

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy41bridge/

Hwy 47

Hwy 47/BNSF Railroad Crossing, Anoka

Description: Develop preliminary concept designs for a grade-separated intersection at the BNSF Railroad crossing.

Status: Study in progress. No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: Kent Barnard

More information: www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy47rr-anoka/

Hwy 50

Hwy 50 between Hwy 3 in Farmington and Hwy 52 in Hampton

Description: Resurfacing, renew signing, upgrade ADA crossings, modify intersections and add right turn lanes

Status: Spring 2017 through Fall 2017

Contact: Kirsten Klein

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy50farmington/

Hwy 51

Hwy 51 (Snelling Ave) - Hewitt Ave to Midway Pkwy

Description: Safety and mobility needs study

Status: Developing a preliminary design. Study completed in 2013.

Contact: Mark Lindeberg

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/snellingstudy/

Hwy 52

Hwy 52 Cannon Falls to Hader Access Study

Description: Study to identify a recommended alternative

Status: Study completed 2012. No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: Heather Lukes

More information: mndot.gov/d6/projects/hwy52accessstudy/

Hwy 52 Coates to Cannon Falls

Description: Install Reduced Conflict Intersections

Status: Construction begins spring 2017

Contact: Kirsten Klein

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy52coates/

Hwy 53

Hwy 53/I-35/I-535 Twin Ports Interchange in Duluth

Description: Replace 27 bridges and reconstruct interchange

Status: No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: Beth Petrowske

More information: mndot.gov/d1/projects/twin-ports-interchange

Hwys 53 – 77 (back to top)

Hwy 55

Hwy 55—Plymouth to Rockford

Description: Lane expansion

Status: Study in progress. No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: April Crockett

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy55plymouthtorockford/

Hwys 55, 25 in Buffalo

Description: Reconstruct Hwy 25 from Catlin St to Hwy 55, includes widening the intersection of Hwy 55/Hwy 25.

Status: Construct 2016

Contact: Claudia Dumont, project manager, 320-223-6530

More information: mndot.gov/d3/buffalo/

Hwy 55 Eden Valley

Description: Resurfacing and ADA improvements

Status: Work begins 2018

Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt

More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy55edenvalley

Hwy 58

Hwy 58/Hwy 52 interchange in Zumbrota

Description: Bridge replacement and roadway approach improvement

Status: Work begins 2017

Contact: Mike Dougherty

More information: mndot.gov/d6/projects/hwy58-bridge

Hwy 62

Hwy 62 and I-35W Gateways

Description: Create coherent aesthetic elements that articulate the unique characteristics of the neighborhood connections.

Status: Study in progress. No projects have been funded or planned.
Contact: Bobbie Dahlke

More Information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35whwy62gateway/

Hwy 63

Hwy 63 Red Wing Bridges

Description: Rehabilitate existing bridges, identify a preferred alternative for a bridge crossing between Red Wing, Minn. and Wisconsin

Status: Work begins 2018

Contact: Mike Dougherty

More information: mndot.gov/d6/projects/redwing-bridge/

Hwy 65

Hwy 65, East Bethel and Ham Lake

Description: Develop preliminary designs for Reduced Conflict Intersections along Hwy 65 from north of Bunker Lake Blvd to 245 Ave. N.

Status: Study in progress. No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: Kent Barnard

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy65rci

Hwy 71

Hwy 71 and Hwy 7 Roundabout -- Blomkest

Description: MnDOT is proposing to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy 7 near the city of Blomkest.

Status: Summer 2017

Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt

More information: www.dot.state.mn.us/d8/projects/hwy7hwy71roundabout/

Hwy 71/Hubbard County Road 15 in Park Rapids

Description: Reconstruct intersection

Status: Work begins 2018

Contact: TJ Melcher

More information: mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy71-parkrapids/

Hwy 72

Hwy 72/Hwy 11 – Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge Replacement

Description: Preliminary design and environmental study for the replacement of the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge on Hwy 72 in the city of Baudette and Hwy 11 in the town of Rainy River.

Status: Environmental Study Complete: Spring 2016. Final Bridge Design: 2016-17. Construction: 2018.

More information: mndot.gov/baudette-bridge/

Hwy 73

Hwys 73, 27 and 289 – Moose Lake Area

Description: Resurface, add turn lanes, accessibility improvements

Status: Work begins spring 2017

Contact: Roberta Dwyer

More information: mndot.gov/d1/projects/Moose-Lake-Area-Project/

Hwys 78 – 156 (back to top)

Hwy 91

Hwy 91 in Adrian

Description: Resurface pavement, replace two box culverts, install right turn lanes

Construction Dates: Work begins 2019

Traffic Impacts: Lane closures, detour
More information: mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy91/

I-94

I-94 New Freeway Connection

Description: Proposed freeway connection between Hwy 10 and I-94 using Hwy 24.

Status: Study completed 2007. Project is unprogrammed; no funds are available.

Contact: Claudia Dumont

More information: mndot.gov/d3/projects/interregionalconnection/

I-94 – Minneapolis to St. Paul

Description: Study to gather public input about this corridor

Status: Study

Contact: Nick Carpenter

More Information: mndot.gov/I-94minneapolis-stpaul

I-94 – Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park

Description: Resurface road, repair bridges on or over I-94, reconstruct westbound I-94 bridge deck over Hwy 252, and repair Lowry and Portland Avenue tunnels.

Status: Work begins 2017

Contact: David Aeikens

More Information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr

Hwy 95

Hwy 95/Manning Avenue Safety Improvement projects in Washington Co

Description: Widening shoulders, resurface road, add turn lanes and update drainage

Construction Dates: Spring 2017-November 2019

Traffic Impacts: Delays and lane closures
More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy95safetyimprovements

Hwy 97

Hwy 97/11th Street - Forest Lake

Description: Convert an eastbound bypass lane on Hwy 97 into a dedicated left turn lane

Construction Dates: Work begins 2017

Traffic Impacts: Lane closures
More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy97forestlake/

Hwy 99

Hwy 99 over Minnesota River at Saint Peter

Description: Preserve historic bridge

Construction Dates: Work begins 2017

Traffic Impacts: Detour

Hwy 104

Hwy 104 in Glenwood

Description: Resurfacing

Construction Dates: Work begins 2018

More information: mndot.gov/d4/projects/glenwood/

Hwy 110

Hwy 110 in Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake, West St. Paul

Description: Modify access to Dakota Drive, upgrade signing, update pedestrian crossings to meet current ADA standards

Construction Dates: Work begins 2017
Contact: Kirsten Klein

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy110mendotaheights/

Hwy 149

Hwy 149 (Smith Avenue and Dodd Road) between St. Paul and Mendota Heights

Description: Resurface the road, reconstruct the driving surface of the High Bridge, construct turn lane, replace signals, and improve drainage

Status: Work begins 2018

Contact: Tara McBride

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy149highbridge

Hwys 169 – 694 (back to top)

Hwy 169

Hwy 169 between Golden Valley and Edina

Description: Replacing driving surface of bridge over Nine Mile Creek and reconstructing pavement.

Status: Work begins January through late-September 2017

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins/

Hwy 169—Aitkin

Description: Construct a new roundabout at the intersection of Hwy 169 and Red Oak/Southgate Drive in the city of Aitkin.

Status: Work begins 2017
Contact: Eric Schiller

More information: mndot.gov/d3/aitkin/

Hwy 169 Belle Plaine

Description: Belle Plaine Area Plan

Status: Study completed 2003. No projects have been funded or planned.

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy169belleplaine/

Hwy 169 and Hwy 41—River Crossing

Description: Connect Hwy 169 and new Hwy 212 near Hwy 41

Status: Study in progress. No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: Diane Langenbach

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy41bridge/

Hwy 169— Shakopee to Blakely Township

Description: Identify options for access changes, improvements to safety and mobility

Status: Study underway

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/169shakopee/

Hwy 169—Elk River to Zimmerman

Description: Assessed range of reasonable alternatives to corridor improvements.

Status: Study completed 2013. No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: Jim Hallgren

More information: mndot.gov/d3/projects/169elkriver/

Hwy 169 Elm Creek bridges in Champlin

Description: MnDOT is gathering information to determine a cost-effective solution to repair the Hwy 169 Elm Creek bridges. Weight restrictions in place.

Status: Study in progress

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy169elmcreek/

Hwy 169 mobility study

Description: Hwy 169 mobility and transit improvements between Hwy 55 in Golden Valley and Hwy 41 in Shakopee, and between Mankato and the Twin Cities Metro area.

Status: Study in progress
Contact: Brad Larsen

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy169study/

Hwy 169/Hwy 37 intersection in Hibbing

Description: Construct roundabout

Status: Work begins spring 2017
Contact: Beth Petrowske
More information: mndot.gov/d1/projects/Hwy-169-Hwy-37-Roundabout/

Hwy 169 between St. Peter and Le Sueur

Description: Concrete overlay and pavement improvement

Status: Work begins 2018
Contact: Rebecca Arndt
More information: mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy169/

Hwy 212

Hwy 212 between Carver and Norwood Young America

Description: Transportation Planning Study

Status: The second phase of the study is in process and will be completed summer of 2016.

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/212cologne/

Hwy 289

Hwys 289, 27 and 73 – Moose Lake Area

Description: Resurface, add turn lanes, accessibility improvements

Status: Work begins spring 2017

Contact: Roberta Dwyer

More information: mndot.gov/d1/projects/Moose-Lake-Area-Project/

Hwy 371

Hwy 371 Nisswa to Pine River

Description: Expand to four lanes and improve access along the corridor, includes the Paul Bunyan Trail and new interchange at CR 11 in Pequot Lakes.

Status: Study complete between Nisswa and Pine River.

Contact: Jim Hallgren

More information: mndot.gov/d3/projects/hwy371/

Hwy 371B South Sixth Street in Brainerd

Description: Reconstruct Highway 371B/South 6th St from Hwy 210 to St. Joseph St. in Brainerd. Includes upgrading city sidewalks, curbs, gutters, underground utilities and infrastructure, and traffic signals.

Status: Work begins 2018.

Contact: Jim Hallgren

More information: mndot.gov/d3/brd/

I-494

I-494 Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul

Description: Bridge deck resurfacing and auxiliary lane addition

Status: Work begins Spring-fall 2018

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i494invergroveheights/

I-494/I-35W Study

Description: Interchange Improvements

Status: Study in progress. No projects have been funded or planned.

Contact: April Crockett

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i494and35winterchange/

I-494/Hwy 62 Congestion Relief Study

Description: Mobility and transit improvements

Status: Study in progress. Funding has not been identified.

Contact: Mike Sobolewski

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i494and62study/