The Scott County UTMP is a comprehensive plan for the county’s transit network. This plan includes a range of mobility solutions that will maintain or improve the quality of life for Scott County residents over the next 10-15 years. This plan presents recommended public transportation procedures; service, facility, and infrastructure improvements; and land use, funding, and governance considerations to achieve the county’s public transportation goals and objectives.
The purpose of this traffic study was to conduct intersection safety/capacity evaluations, signal warrant analyses, identify traffic operation issues, and to determine appropriate lane geometry assignments for the six study intersections.
Scott County has been working with the City of Jordan and MnDOT for over 20 years to develop proposed solutions for the TH 169/TH 282/CR 9 intersection area. Improvements are needed to address safety and operational concerns in the area, and the challenges are complex. A long-term solution is needed for the area, and the consent of the City of Jordan, Scott County, MnDOT, and the Jordan business community must be obtained for any proposed solution.
Scott County’s goal is to provide ADA-accessible pedestrian design features as part of the County’s transportation improvement projects (TIP). These standards and procedures will be kept up to date with nationwide and local best management practices.
Sand Creek Township is studied the feasibility of access improvements to enhance safety, mobility and to accommodate future developments south of the Louisville Township line and north of Jordan.
Completed Studies 2002 - 2016
CH 2 & I-35 Interchange Design (2016)
Preliminary design and environmental review work has been conducted to determine the proposed design for a new interchange at County Highway (CH) 2 and Interstate (I-) 35. The proposed project is not currently programmed for final design or construction; however, Scott County plans to advance this project when funding becomes available. A diverging diamond interchange (DDI) has been selected as the proposed design, see the Project Layout.
CH 2 & I-35 Interchange Footprint Study (2010)
Prior to the preliminary design, Scott County, the City of Elko New Market, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation collaborated on this study to plan for the future transportation system needs. The interchange reconstruction at County Highway 2 and I-35 is currently not identified in the state or county 20-year plans as a project, and work from this effort will be used in future plan updates.
- DDI Interchange Design 2016 (PDF)
- CH 2 and I-35 Interchange Footprint Study - Interchange Area Management Plan (PDF)
- CH 2 and I-35 Interchange Footprint Study - Environmental Screening Document (PDF)
CH 27 Corridor Study (2014)
The CH 27 Corridor Study evaluated the short-term needs and a long-term vision as an important Minor-Arterial roadway serving eastern Scott County. Current and future traffic issues were identified on the corridor. Corridor preservation and access management were also evaluated along the corridor. As part of the study, concepts were evaluated for the expansion of CH 27 to four-lanes with trail/sidewalk between CH 21 and CH 44 in Credit River Township. The recommended concept layout will help guide the development of a project currently programmed for construction in 2019.
CH 8 Corridor Study (2013)
The purpose of the CH 8 Corridor Study is to define a long-term plan for preserving rights-of-way, managing access, and providing guidance for future road improvements.
TH 13 Corridor Study (MnDOT, 2013)
Mn/DOT, in cooperation with Dakota County, Scott County, the City of Burnsville and the City of Savage, conducted a study to provide updated guidance for transportation improvements along Trunk Highway 13 through Savage and western Burnsville. This study identifies investment needs and shows how they address system performance on Highway 13, improve the safety of the corridor for motorists and pedestrians, and support local economic and community development along Highway 13.
CH 101 Corridor Plan (2010)
This study guided the infrastructure replacement and road reconstruction project for CH 101 in Downtown Shakopee. The road reconstruction project was completed in 2011.
TH 169 Frontage Road Study (2010)
The purpose of this study is to identify an alignment, land acquisition, and easement needs for a future frontage road along TH 169, between CH 78 and CH 14 in Louisville Township.
CH 17 / TH 13 Corridor Study (2009)
Scott County and MnDOT, along with the Cities of Shakopee and Prior Lake, and Spring Lake and Cedar Lake Townships, identified a long term vision for preserving the function and mobility of County Highway 17 (CH 17) and Minnesota Trunk Highway 13 (TH 13).
CH 66 / CH 64 Corridor Preservation Study (2009)
This study was initiated to take a more focused look at CH 66 and CH 64 near TH 169. This study evaluates long-term roadway connections as a guide for future development.
CH 42 Vision & Implementation Plan (2008)
The Highway 42 Plan provides guidance for planning the future of this important regional roadway—how it should be designed, what areas should be preserved for expansion, and what projects should be implemented in the future.
CH 21 Extension EIS (2006)
Environmental review documents for the CH 21 Corridor Extension Project in Shakopee and Prior Lake. Study of this corridor began in the 1990s and completed with the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Construction began in 2009 and the road opened to traffic in 2011.
CH 8 Corridor Preservation Study (2005)
The purpose of this study was to identify a corridor to be used for future right-of-way preservation only, there are no plans to construct any part of an extension on CH 8 now.
CH 21 Corridor Study (2005)
The purpose of this study was to address existing and future deficiencies along CH 21 between CH 82 and CH 87 in the city of Prior Lake.
Elko Speedway Area Traffic Study (2004)
The purpose of the Elko Speedway Area Traffic Study Report was to gather information to assist in planning and design of roadways in the City of Elko.
CH 5 / CH 7 Realignment Study (2003)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the continuity and functionality of the County Highway System as a result of the planned changes in TH 169 intersection locations.
- Read: CH 5 Layout (PDF)
CH 12 Alignment Study (2003)
The purpose of the CH 12 Alignment Study was to identify an alignment through the Spring Lake Regional Park area in order to accommodate the desire to provide a future picnic area between the shoreline and CH 12. This road segment was constructed in 2006.
- Read: CH 12 Final Report (PDF)
TH 169 Belle Plaine Area Plan (2003)
The TH 169 - Belle Plaine Area Plan, produced in 2003 subsequent to the TH 169 Inter-Regional Corridor Study, provides detailed guidance for access, improvements, and frontage roads along TH 169 in the City of Belle Plaine.
- TH 169 - Belle Plaine Area Plan (PDF)
- TH 169 CH 3 Study Summary Sheet (PDF)
- TH 169 Inter-Regional Corridor Study (PDF)
CH 16 Corridor Study (2002)
This planning study was completed to define the future design and right-of-way needs along the CH 16 Corridor from CH 83 in Shakopee to TH 13 in Savage.
TH 169 Inter-Regional Corridor Study (MnDOT, 2002)
This document guides access and future improvements to from I-494 to Mankato, including concept interchange designs, access locations, and corridor vision.
CH 42 Corridor Study (1999)
The purpose of the study was to gather information, define issues, and suggest possible improvement options. Scott County partnered with Dakota County and affected cities along the route for this study.
- Read: CH Corridor Study (PDF)