CH 16 Pedestrian Crossings
- Construction Year: 2018
- Community Served: Shakopee
- Corridor: CH 16
- Project Lead: Scott County
- Contractor: Meyer Contracting, Inc.
- Construction Start Date: August 13, 2018
Construction Progress/Schedules: (date subject to change)
Wet weather has pushed back the completion of paving on CH 16 (17th Avenue) and activation of the school pedestrian crossing flashers systems. Paving and sidewalks/pedestrian ramps are schedule to be completed the week of Sept. 24th, when completed the roadway will reopen to 2 lane traffic in each direction.
Due to fabrication scheduling of the larger signal poles depicted in the photo (above) for the final permanent system, people will first see the use of temporary signal poles until delivery and completion later this year.
Traffic Control Changes: (updated 9/7/18)Traffic will be single lane with two way traffic on the North side of CH 16 between Brittney Dr. and Independence Dr.
Note: Speed Limit in the construction zone has been reduced to 25 mph.
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Local detour pictured below:
This project will install specialized pedestrian crossings on County Highway
16 at four school locations in the City of Shakopee. School locations include Jackson Elementary, Shakopee High School, Sun Path Elementary, and Shakopee Area Catholic School. Pedestrian crossing improvements will include Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons (RRFB), installation of pedestrian ramps and new pavement markings, and installation of median on CSAH 16 from Sarazin Street to Independence Drive.
Other cities in Minnesota have installed similar crosswalk enhancements nears schools. Check out the video link for the City of Bloomington - New Crosswalk Keeps Students Safe
Purpose & Justification
The purpose of this project is to pro-actively enhance safety by reducing crashes between vehicles and pedestrians at unsignalized intersections by increasing driver awareness of potential pedestrian conflicts. Installation of centerline median will also provide another measure of safety and refuge for pedestrians at mid crossing.