Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 7

Hollywood, St. Bonifacius, Excelsior, Minnetonka, Hopkins, Deephaven, Shorewood, Victoria, Chanhassen and St. Louis Park

About this study

Hwy 7 from Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park to Carver Co. Rd. 33 in Hollywood study location map

Hwy 7 St. Louis Park to Hollywood study location map.

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Local officials have asked MnDOT to study Hwy 7 between Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park and Carver Co. Rd. 33 in Hollywood and identify needed safety improvements. The study will evaluate intersections and other safety aspects.

The purpose of this study will be to conduct a traffic safety investigation to determine if the number and severity of crashes is abnormal, determine the primary factors for the crashes, and propose short-, medium-, and long-term updates to improve the safety of the highway.

A team will be assembled representing an independent, and multidisciplinary team of experts suitable for the review of the safety and operations of Hwy 7 (RSAR team). This team will review all relevant existing information, perform a field review of identified areas of safety concern, and identify and prioritize suggestions made for reducing the degree of safety risk. The team will produce a draft report and present the key audit findings.

A formal report will be prepared to summarize the study process and outline the actions that will be taken in response to each safety issue listed in the RSA Report.

Summary of work

  • Conduct a traffic safety investigation
  • Evaluate intersections and other safety aspects
  • Produce a draft report and present the key audit findings
  • Propose potential updates to improve safety
  • Public engagement and outreach throughout the study