Community: City of Shakopee, City of Prior Lake, and SMSC
Corridor Served: CH 42
Project Lead: Scott County
Contractor: Mathiowetz Construction
Construction Start Date: April 20, 2020
Current Traffic Impacts:
Road closure for CH 42 from CR 17 to CR 83 will start Monday, April 27th, 2020. Access to MN Green will remain available for the duration of the project. The public will be detoured around to CR 16. Closure of the entire length of the project will be until August 1, 2020. Dakota Parkway to CR 83 will be closed until the end of the season. See map for details (PDF).
May 14, 2020: Mass excavation work is ongoing throughout the 1.2 mile project site. Storm sewer improvements began and will be ongoing for the next couple months of the project. Private utility work began on Monday, May 11 and will be ongoing for the next six weeks.
The project will reconstruct CH 42 between CH 17 and CH 83, and will update the 1.3 mile segment from a rural 2-lane to a 4-lane divided highway.
Purpose & Justification:
CH 42 is the principal arterial connection between Dakota County and CH 17. With this upgrade between CH 17 and CH 83 the last remaining gap in the 4-lane arterial system will be completed.