County Road 123 closed - September 19, 2016
Each year, segments of the roadway experiences flooding during the snow melt and rainy seasons, creating difficult and unsafe traveling conditions for its local residents. To alleviate this flooding and allow an access way out of their properties, the Program Delivery department has planned to raise an 1100’ foot long segment of the road approximately 4.5’ above its current low point to mitigate flooding potential.
Beginning Monday, September 19th County Road 123 is closed due to construction activities.
The project is located north of the City of Mayer, between 50th and 42nd Street, and is expected to be completed at the end of October.
A detour will be posted.
County Road 40 re-opened September 21, 2016
Carver County Maintenance crews re-opened County Road 40 , 1.12 miles north of State Highway 25. Please call one of the contacts provided with any questions you may have.
Dave F (612)875-1917
John W (612)968-9775
Video shows the completed Southwest Reconnection Project
The Southwest Reconnection Project included the construction of a new 4,200-foot-long, four-lane bridge over the floodplain north of the Minnesota River channel to raise the roadway out of the 100-year flood elevation. It also included reconstruction of Highway 101/Highway 61 “Y” intersection as a roundabout and additional improvements along Highway 61 and the addition of a multi-use trail that will connect regional trails.
The project is designed to reduce the frequency and duration of road closures caused by seasonal flooding of the Minnesota River Valley. It will minimize regional and local transportation disruptions that occur when other area river crossings must be closed due to seasonal flooding, and it will minimize long-term maintenance and repair costs.
The total cost of the project was $54 million. This included $34 million for Highway 101 improvements and $20 million for Highway 61 improvements.
Funding for the project included approximately $22 million from the MnDOT Flood Mitigation Program. Local Road Improvement Program and County Turn-Back funds from the state and funding from Carver County, Scott County, and the City of Chanhassen have also been used to finance the project.