County Road 70 Expansion Project

County Road 70 Expansion Project

Dakota County, in partnership with the City of Lakeville, is progressing through the final stages of design for reconstruction of County Road 70 from Kenrick Avenue to Cedar Avenue. See the project video below, and be sure to check out the project layout and construction staging tab to view the final design layout and construction staging plan that began in 2020.

Expansion to a four-lane divided roadway will address concerns for safety and congestion on a critical roadway that provides connections to a major and growing truck and business area.

The final design layout includes:

  • Expanding the county road from a 3-lane to a 4-lane divided roadway
  • Constructing turn lanes at major intersections
  • Improving drainage
  • Managing access
  • Reconstructing signals to accommodate the additional lanes

Project Benefits

The expansion of County Road 70 will provide several benefits to the corridor and the area.
The proposed project will:

  • Add capacity to a major truck and business area that continues to grow
  • Reduce delays
  • Address various drainage issues

Project Goals

  • Develop a plan that meets principal arterial access requirements with stakeholder support
  • Provide safety improvements for all users
  • Accommodate needs for the next 20 years of growth

Project Schedule

  • Design – 2018-2019
  • Right of Way acquisition – 2019-2020
  • Construction – 2020-2021

Public Involvement To Date

The interactive graphic below provides a few statistics about the public engagement efforts to date.
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Project Contacts:

Jacob Rezac
Dakota County
Phone: 952-891-7981

Zachary Johnson
City of Lakeville
Phone: 952-985-4501

Aaron Warford
Bolton & Menk
Phone: 952-890-0509

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