Working with Jackson Township, City of Shakopee, Scott County and MnDOT, SRF developed preliminary design and environmental documentation to convert the existing at-grade, signalized intersection at TH 169 and Scott CR 69 into a full access, grade separated interchange. Converting the at-grade intersection to a grade separation will lead to a much safer and efficient system for both regional traffic along TH 169 as well as provide improved access to/from Shakopee. This project also helped set the stage for the potential TH 41 River Crossing project which will require a new interchange on TH 169 approximately one mile west of CR 69.
SRF worked closely with agencies and project stakeholders to identify issues and develop alternatives to address the various challenges of the project. Such challenges included existing utilities such as the MCES forcemain and the overhead transformer power lines along the south side of TH 169. Access to local businesses and residential homes were also addressed and incorporated into the project layout.
In addition, connections of local roadways were investigated such as Vierling Drive at CR 69. This connection was identified as a critical link in the City of Shakopee’s roadway system. Traffic analysis related to the connection of Vierling Drive was completed to understand the local roadways influence on the operation of the TH 169/CR 69 interchange. The interchanged opened fall of 2014.
Deliverables for this project included:
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