County Highway 61 / Highway 41 Improvements
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Project Contacts

Carver County
Darin Mielke
(952) 466-5222
dmielke@co.carver.mn.us

MnDOT
Molly Kline
(651) 234-7723
molly.kline@state.mn.us

Bolton & Menk, Inc.
Eric Johnson
(612) 751-9425
ericjo@bolton-menk.com

Public Involvement

Project Overview

Carver County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), in partnership with the Cities of Chaska, Chanhassen and Carver, are working together to identify transportation system improvements on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 61 and State Trunk Highway (TH) 41. These corridors serve important roles in connecting the southwest metro area and providing access and connectivity within the local communities they serve to move pedestrians, automobiles, transit, and freight users alike.

Graphic of County State Aid Highway 61 and State Trunk Highway 41 construction boundaries.

The long term corridor improvements will reflect the transportation needs of the region and the local communities they serve. Efforts include:

  • Establishing the goals and objectives for the corridors
  • Defining the issues and potential opportunities along the corridors
  • Developing and evaluating potential infrastructure improvement alternatives
  • Reaching consensus on recommendations
  • Developing a long term implementation plan

The current project focus is on Downtown Chaska which will be followed by study of the broader corridors. Project recommendations are anticipated to be completed in 2017.

In addition to long term improvements, two upcoming construction projects will be defined by this effort: (See map below)

  • Reconstruction of County Highway 61, from County Road 140 to Highway 41, in 2017
  • Highway 41 improvements from the Minnesota River to County Highway 61 in 2019-2022
  • Reconstruction of Highway 61 , from Highway 41 to Fire Lane slated for completion in the next 10 years.
Map of reconstruction in downtaon Chaska during 2016 through 2019