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 in Fall 2021.


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Join the Highway 12 corridor safety improvements virtual open house on March 2

Starting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will host a virtual construction open house to discuss their two projects starting in Spring to include:

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

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

For more information and to register for the event, visit the Highway 12 meetings webpage.

See how we will improve County Road 92 at Highway 12

Hennepin County, in partnership with Minnesota Department of Transportation and City of Independence, is improving safety on County Road 92 where it intersects with Highway 12 in Independence.

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. We are at the point now where we have an updated design to share and can begin the transition toward final design.

We have created an online resource that you can visit at any time. When you access the site, you will see the latest designs, 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

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.

The acquisition of privately-owned real property is sometimes necessary when making improvements to county roads. The document below provides information to those whose land must be either partially acquired or acquired in its entirety by Hennepin County. This document is shared directly with these individuals. It is provided here as a resource for anyone who may have misplaced the document.

Any questions can be directed to:

Hennepin County Public Works
Land Acquisition Group
1600 Prairie Drive
Medina, MN 55340-5421

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