Highway 70 Expansion Project

Highway 70 Expansion Project

Dakota County, in partnership with the City of Lakeville, is planning reconstruction of Highway 70 from Kenrick Avenue to Cedar Avenue. Expansion to a four-lane divided highway will address concerns for safety and congestion on a critical roadway that provides connections to a major and growing truck and business area.


Work on the project is anticipated to include:

  • Expanding the highway 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 CSAH 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 project team has begun to make contact with the public. In late September and into October, we will be setting up further opportunities for public input including small group and/or individual meetings with business and property owners.

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December 6 Open House

Thank you to everyone who attended the December 6 open house! Be sure to view the preliminary design layout and open house boards.

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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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