The Highway 212/44 Interchange Project in the City of Chaska will ease traffic congestion and address anticipated development and growth in the southwest Chaska growth area.

Highway 44 is a important arterial road for the local community and it will be a direct connector to Highway 212, providing another link to the southwest and downtown areas of Chaska. This project will include the construction of a new partial Highway 212 interchange, reconstruction and modernization of Highway 44, which will also provide more comfortable and convenient options for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Purpose & Evaluations

Carver County, in partnership with the City of Chaska and MnDOT, are working together to identify and implement transportation system improvements to Highway 44.  The overall objective of the project includes approximately 2-miles of safety and modernization improvements along Highway 44 between Highway 11 and Highway 61 (Chaska Blvd.) in the City of Chaska and a new partial Highway 212 interchange. The project includes reconstruction of the highway from a two-lane undivided to a two-lane divided urban highway.  At the new Highway 212 interchange, northbound entrance and a southbound exit ramps will connect to the existing freeway.

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 44 Layout

Anticipated Project Schedule

It is anticipated that construction could occur in 2019-2020, however, the exact schedule has not yet been determined.

Reports & Documents

Visit the consultant's website for Reports & Documents.

Environmental Assessment Worksheet - Draft for Public Comment


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