Community Project Funding: Carver County
Highway 212 Rural Freight Mobility and Safety: $25 million
The U.S. 212 Rural Freight Mobility and Safety Project will expand 5.5 miles of U.S. Highway 212, an existing Principal Arterial roadway, from a rural two-lane undivided highway to a four-lane divided expressway.
This project— will run from CSAH 34 in Norwood Young America to CSAH 36 in Cologne, and construct a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) and a grade-separated interchange, eliminating a freight bottleneck and improving roadway safety.
- The project is located on U.S. Highway 212 between County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 34 in Norwood Young America to CSAH 36 in Cologne in Benton Township, Carver County, MN.
- The project location is approximately 8 miles west of the Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN-WI (Twin Cities) Urbanized Area and is designated as a Rural Area.
- The highway serves 22,000 square miles of rural Minnesota and South Dakota
- Primary connector for 65 major freight generators
- Serves travelers from 74 of 87 counties
- Carries more than 1,300 trucks daily
- The project area was identified by the Minnesota Department of Transportation as a Critical Rural Freight Corridor in their 2018 Statewide Freight System and Investment Plan.
- Minnesota Department of Transportation
- Agency Letters of Support
- Carver County Project Memo
- Carver County Highway 212 Improvement Brochure
- Carver County Resolution 47-21
- Congressman Emmer Financial Disclosure
Lyndon Robjent, PE, County Engineer
Carver County 11360 Hwy 212 West, Suite 1