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County Road 92 safety improvements

At Highway 12 in Independence

Hennepin County, in coordination with Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the City of Independence, is making safety improvements at two locations where County Road 92 intersects with Highway 12.

This project is part of several planned improvements on Highway 12 in Independence, Maple Plain and Orono. For more information, visit MnDOT's Highway 12 Corridor Safety Improvement page.

Construction is anticipated to begin as soon as late September.

Project timeline showing planning and design phase complete. Construction is expected to begin in 2021. Major construction activities will be complete in 2022 and the entire project be complete in 2023.
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Learn more about the County Road 92 project starting this fall

This fall, Hennepin County will begin construction activities for the County Road 92 safety improvements at Highway 12 in Independence.

As you may recall, Hennepin County is collaborating with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the cities of Independence and Maple Plain to make improvements to Highway 12 and its connections in the area. MnDOT has been working on Highway 12 and the County Road 90 intersection this summer.

We may begin our work on the new intersection of Highway 12 and County Road 92 as soon as later this month. When complete, the project will provide a better experience and enhance the safety of people driving in the area.

Features of the new roadway include:

  • A new multi-lane roundabout that reduces the two intersections down to one
  • A realigned County Road 92 and bridge over Highway 12 and BNSF Railroad
  • A new County Road 92 curve and intersection at Lake Sarah Road 

We will construct the new intersection in stages to maintain as much access as possible on Highway 12 and County Road 92 users. Barring any delays, we anticipate completing all major construction activities by fall 2022.

The improvements at County Road 92 are the result of both a collaborative engagement and design efforts between the county, the cities, MnDOT and the Highway 12 Safety Coalition.

2021 construction open house

On Wednesday, September 8, Hennepin County hosted a virtual construction open house for the County Road 92 at Highway 12 safety improvements project. At the open house, staff shared a short presentation about the planned improvements, access and impacts, timing and staging of the work. 

 

To download a copy of the presentation, select the link below.

County Road 92 safety at Highway 12 virtual open house presentation (PDF)

Past events

Online design open house

This project is part of Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Highway 12 corridor safety improvement projects aimed at improving safety and reducing crashes along Highway 12 in Orono, Maple Plain and Independence.

Since selecting the project's preferred alternative in January, we made design refinements and updates to the final design. We are at the point now where we are transitioning towards construction.

We have created an online resource that you can visit at any time. When you access the site, you will see the final design, renderings and models of how traffic will move safer and better.

Learn more about:

  • A new multi-lane roundabout that reduces the two intersections down to one
  • A realigned County Road 92 and bridge over Highway 12 and BNSF Railroad
  • A new County Road 92 curve and intersection at Lake Sarah Road
  • You will also learn about next steps as we move toward final design and construction.

Check it out: County Road 92 safety improvements at Highway 12 design

Previous events

Highway 12 corridor safety improvements virtual open house

The Minnesota Department of Transportation hosted a virtual construction open house on March 2.

The open house focused on sharing upcoming Spring construction on Highway 12 to include:

  • Highway 12 median barrier project between 6th Avenue (County Road 6) and Baker Park Road (County Road 29)
  • Roundabout project at the Highway 12 and County Road 90 intersection

Hennepin County staff were also in attendance to provide a brief update about the County Road 92 safety improvement project in Independence.

Design alternatives open house

Hennepin County, Minnesota Department of Transportation and the City of Independence hosted an open house on July 11, 2019 at Independence City Hall.

The open house focused on sharing three possible design alternatives where attendees could review, evaluate and provide feedback on each alternatives, as well as find out how to stay informed as the project moves forward, including additional opportunities to provide feedback.

MnDOT project staff were also in attendance to provide updates on Highway 12 Corridor safety improvements, which includes the County Road 90 intersection roundabout and center concrete barrier projects in Independence and Maple Plain.

Early designs open house

Hennepin County, Minnesota Department of Transportation and the City of Independence hosted an open house for three safety improvements projects on October 2, 2018 at Independence City Hall.

The open house focused on providing residents with information of Hennepin County's County Road 92 intersection safety improvements project and MnDOT's Highway 12 and County Road 90 intersection safety improvements project.

Hennepin County

Minnesota Department of Transportation

  • Aaron Tag, P.E.
    Highway 12 corridor project manager for design
    aaron.tag@state.mn.us
    Phone: 612-234-7880
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