Scott County recently partnered with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Jackson Township, and Louisville Township, to install a full interchange and frontage road system to remove direct access to US 169 at TH 41, CSAH 78, and CSAH 14. This project will be completed in 2020, effectively extending the freeway-type facility from Brooklyn Park, MN to CSAH 14. TH 169 through Sand Creek Township is the next closest segment of highway containing at-grade accesses, many with minimal or no acceleration, deceleration or dedicated turn-lanes. These uncontrolled access points are increasingly presenting safety and mobility concerns. With the continually increasing traffic flow on US 169 and the removal of the stop condition at TH 41, the opportunities for safe and efficient access at these nearby intersections are diminishing.
Sand Creek Township is studying the feasibility of access improvements to enhance safety, mobility and to accommodate future developments south of theLouisville Township line and north of Jordan.
This project will improve the safety and mobility in this area by designing an interchange and removing direct access to US Highway 169. This project is consistent with the long-term vision of converting this segment of US Highway 169 into a freeway.
This project will be funded in part by the Scott County Transportation Sales Tax.