The Metropolitan Council’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) is receiving public comment on a proposed regionally significant amendment to the 2017-20 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Scott County requests an amendment to change the project limits and add construction of bridges, frontage road, and signals, and construction engineering to the U.S. Highway 169 interchange project at State Highway 41 and Scott County Highway 78.
An amendment is required because Scott County is requesting a change in scope, cost, and project description. The project is programmed for state fiscal year 2018 (between July 2017 and June 2018). Scott County was awarded $7.5 million of federal funds in the 2014 Regional Solicitation to construct an interchange on U.S. Highway 169 at its intersection with Chestnut Blvd (State Highway 41 to the west and County Highway 78 to the east). Scott County has since received $17.7 million from another federal funding program to extend the project’s limits 2.4 miles south to incorporate the following elements:
Construction of an east side frontage road, extending Emery Way north of County Highway 78, extension to Ventura Court, and connection to County Highway 14.
Extension of Dem-Con Drive to the south to provide a direct roadway connection to the north side of the Anchor Block property.
Construction of a west side frontage road at the County Highway 14 intersection to accommodate closing access at 145th Street.
This amendment also encompasses the recently awarded project to create a bridge over U.S. Highway 169 just north of County Highway 14.
Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, April 10
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Contact Joe Barbeau, senior planner at the Metropolitan Council by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 651.602.1705.
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