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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 2

Hwy 3

Hwy 3 in Inver Grove Heights

Description: Reconstruct Hwy 3 between Hwy 149 and Ann Marie Trail

Status: Work begins 2018

Contact: Kirsten Klein

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy3invergrove

Hwy 4

Hwy 5

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 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 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. Work begins 2019.

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: Work begins 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. Work begins summer 2018.

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.

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

Hwys 14 – 30 (back to top)

Hwy 14

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 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: Work begins 2018

Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt

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

Hwys 19 and 93 near Henderson

Description: Flood feasibility study to evaluate the bridges and approach roadways over the Minnesota River for Hwy 19, Hwy 93 and Sibley County Road 6.

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

Contact: Rebecca Arndt

More information: mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy19study/

Hwy 22

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 New London

Description: Safety assessment of Hwy 23 in New London to evaluate existing conditions and develop short and long term strategies to improve safety and manage the corridor in the future

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

Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt

More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy23nlsafetyassessment/

Hwy 23 Gap Paynesville to Richmond

Description: Connecting Hwy 23 Corridor

Status: TBA

Contact: Lance Kalthoff

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: Study completed 2016
Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt
More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy23marshallstudy/

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

Description: Rail realignment and industrial park access

Status: Study in progress. Work begins summer 2018.

Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt

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

Hwy 24

Hwy 24 Clearwater to Clear Lake

Description: Resurface Hwy 24 from I-94 in Clearwater to Hwy 10 in Clear Lake, includes traffic signal upgrades and pedestrian access improvements (sidewalks and ramps in Clear Lake).

Construction dates: Work begins 2018

Contact: Luke Wehseler
More information: mndot.gov/d3/hwy24/#future

Hwy 25

Hwys 25, 55–Buffalo

Description: Road improvement plans on Hwy 25 and Hwy 55 in the Buffalo area in Wright County

Construction dates: Work begins 2018

Contact: Claudia Dumont

More information: mndot.gov/d3/buffalo/

Hwy 27

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: Work begins 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)

Co Hwy 35

County Hwy 35 and Hwy 36 (Hadley Interchange)

Description: Develop final design and construction for intersection improvement at Hadley Avenue

Status: Funded for construction in 2019

More information: https://www.co.washington.mn.us/2504/HadleyInterchange This is a Washington County project.

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-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 and 5th Street Bridge Repair in Minneapolis

Description: Build a new pedestrian and bike bridge at 5th St. SE over I-35W

Status: Tentatively 2018

Traffic impacts: Lane closures, road closures and ramp closures

More Information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35wandfifthstbridge/

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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/

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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/

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Hwy 36

Hwy 36 and County Hwy 35 (Hadley Interchange)

Description: Develop final design and construction for intersection improvement at Hadley Avenue

Status: Funded for construction in 2019.

More information: https://www.co.washington.mn.us/2504/HadleyInterchange  This is a Washington County project.

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 38

Hwy 38 Pughole Lake to Marcell

Description: Resurface pavement, replace culverts

Status: Work begins summer 2018

Contact: Michael Kalnbach

More Information: mndot.gov/d1/projects/hwy-38

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 complete. 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: Complete. Preliminary design underway. Construction has not been funded.

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/

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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/

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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 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/

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 61

Hwy 61 in Grand Marais

Description: Reconstruct and resurface Hwy 61 through Grand Marais, improve accessibility, replace box culverts

Status: Work begins Summer 2019
Contact: Roberta Dwyer

More Information: mndot.gov/d1/projects/hwy-61-grand-marais/

Hwy 61 in Two Harbors

Description: Signal replacements, resurfacing, accessibility improvements.

Status: Work begins Summer 2018
Contact: Derek Fredrickson

More Information: mndot.gov/d1/projects/hwy61twoharbors/

Hwy 62

Hwy 62 and I-35W Gateways

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

Status: Study complete. Construction began Summer 2014 and completed November 2014
Contact: Bobbie Dahlke

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 65, Jacobson, Ball Bluff, Libby (Aitkin County)

Description: Resurfaces Hwy 65 through Jacobson, Ball Bluff and Libby in Aitkin County. Accessibility improvements at the Big Sandy Lake Overlook. Repairs or replaces several culverts.

Status: Work begins Summer 2019.

Contact: Beth Petrowske

More information: mndot.gov/d1/projects/hwy65/

Hwy 71

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 71/Kandiyohi County

Description: Resurface of US 71, construction of left turning lanes, bypass lanes, right turning lanes and a pedestrian underpass.

Status: Work begins summer of 2018

Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt

More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/us71north

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

Hwy 75

Hwy 75 – Pipestone

Description: Road resurfacing, construction of continuous left turn lane, replacement of pedestrian ramps and sidewalks to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Status: Work begins 2018

Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt

More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy75pipestone/

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
Contact: Rebecca Arndt
More information: mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy91/

Hwy 91 Nobles/Murray County line to Russell

Description: Resurfacing of Hwy 91 from Nobles/Murray County line to Russell, replacement of four bridges, repair of culverts, sidewalk and pedestrian (ADA improvements) in Lake Wilson

Construction Dates: Work begins in 2019
Contact: Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt
More information: mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy91

Hwy 93

Hwys 93 and 19 near Henderson

Description: Flood feasibility study to evaluate the bridges and approach roadways over the Minnesota River for Hwy 19, Hwy 93 and Sibley County Road 6.

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

Contact: Rebecca Arndt

More information: mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy19study/

I-94

I-94 - Central Minnesota

Description: Future road construction plans for Interstate 94 from Hwy 241 in St. Michael in Wright County to west of Hwy 71 in Sauk Centre in Stearns County, in central Minnesota. Includes future road resurfacing between Clearwater and Monticello.

Status: Work scheduled through 2020

Contact: Jim Hallgren

More information: mndot.gov/d3/i94/

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 in progress. Some project funding is identified for 2021 and 2022.

Contact: Nick Carpenter

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

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Hwy 104

Hwy 104 in Glenwood

Description: Resurfacing

Status: Work begins 2018

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

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 spring 2018 through fall 2018

Contact: Nick Carpenter

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

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Hwys 169 – 694 (back to top)

Hwy 169

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 completed in 2015. 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 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/

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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 169 south of Aitkin

Description: Restore the historic Pine-Hickory Lakes Roadside Parking Area

Status: Work begins 2018
Contact: JP Gillach

More information: mndot.gov/roadsides/historic/projects.html

Hwy 212

Hwy 212 between Carver and Norwood Young America

Description: Transportation Planning Study

Status: Study in progress.

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

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 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: Paul Czech

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

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I-694

I-694 Non-motorized Crossing Study

Description: Determine safety and mobility needs for bicyclists and pedestrians for the area

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

Contact: Gina Mitteco

More information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i694crossingstudy/