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
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.