The Highway 101 Project in the Minnesota River bluff area will ease traffic congestion and address growing safety concerns on approximately 1-mile of Highway 101 in Chanhassen.

Highway 101 is a main arterial road for the local community and a regional connector, linking the downtowns of Chanhassen and Shakopee and Highway 169 to Highway 5. This project completes the 4-lane expansion south of the Highway 212 interchange to downtown Shakopee and provides more comfortable and convenient options for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Purpose & Evaluations

Carver County, in partnership with the City of Chanhassen and MnDOT, are working together to identify and implement transportation system improvements to Highway 101.  The overall objective of the project includes approximately 1-mile of safety and capacity improvements along Highway 101 between Flying Cloud Drive and Pioneer Trail in the City of Chanhassen. The project includes reconstruction and realignment of the highway from a two-lane undivided to a four-lane divided highway. On the south end, the highway will connect to a new roundabout that was constructed as part of the Southwest Reconnection Project.

As part of the project, a number of technical evaluations will be conducted to identify existing and future issues associated with:

  • Mobility/Congestion
  • Safety
  • Pedestrian/Bicycle Connectivity
  • Infrastructure Needs
  • Goals & Objectives

  • Establishing the goals and objectives for the corridor
  • Defining the issues and potential opportunities along the corridor
  • Developing and evaluating potential infrastructure improvement alternatives
  • Reaching consensus on recommendations
  • Developing and implementing a construction improvement plan

Current Traffic Impacts

This project is in the design phase. No traffic impacts at this time.

What to Expect

This project is in the design phase. No upcoming activities.

Community Impacts

This project is in the design phase. No community impacts at this time.

Maps & Detour Routes

Highway 101 Layout

Anticipated Project Schedule

It is anticipated that construction could occur in 2020, however, the exact schedule has not yet been determined.  Visit the consultant's website for the updates and details.

Reports & Documents

Alternative1A Layout

Alternative1B Layout

Alternative2 Layout

Alternative3 Layout (Preferred)

Alternative 4 Layout

Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)

Findings of Fact

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