The Downtown Highway 41 Project will help the City of Chaska achieve its vision of downtown revitalization that reflects and celebrates its historic character, traditional small-town atmosphere, and values. The vision for Highway 41 through downtown Chaska is a two-lane road with turn lanes that better balances roadway needs with the pedestrian space. The addition of streetscaping, pedestrian/bicyclist connections, and gathering spaces will create a more comfortable and inviting environment for all users. These improvements will preserve and enrich the downtown ambience while making it a popular destination and hub of the community.
What is being built?
- Reconstruction of Highway 41 (Minnesota River bridge to Walnut Court)
- Reconstruction of Chaska Boulevard (Highway 41 to Yellow Brick Road)
- Addition of three public parking lots east of Highway 41 (north and south of City Square Park)
- Addition of downtown streetscaping and wayfinding elements
- Improved and additional pedestrian connections and spaces
- Pedestrian tunnel under Highway 41 between 5th Street and Chaska Boulevard
- Addition of an enhanced pedestrian crossing on Highway 41 at Walnut Court
- Upgraded public utility lines
- A safer and more welcoming environment for pedestrians and bicycle users
- Improved ADA accessibility
- A revitalization of downtown that will benefit existing businesses and attract new businesses
- Safer and more reliable routes for all transportation modes