282 Creek Lane Roundabout
The City of Jordan has fielded numerous safety and congestion concerns from residents regarding the intersection of Creek Lane & Highway 282, dating back to at least 2006. Most notably, area residents have struggled with the northbound Creek Lane left turning movement onto Highway 282. The significant delays have caused motorists to make poor choices at times, picking gaps in 282 traffic that are insufficient. This has resulted in a crash problem and safety concerns at the intersection.
In 2016 following years of dealing with the documented crash history, the City approached MnDOT to have a traffic signal installed. The intersection did not meet warrants for a traffic signal however, and its installation would have actually created more total delay at the intersection and was predicted by engineering professionals to have a heighted crash problem over existing conditions. As a result, MnDOT determined that a signal would not be allowed to be installed, but a roundabout would be supported.
In 2017 through 2019, the City of Jordan applied for several grants to fund a roundabout at the intersection. The City has successfully received the following competitive grants to address this intersection:
- $75,000 Corridor Readiness grant from the Scott County CDA (2018)
- $1,000,000 Local Road Improvement Program Grant from the State of Minnesota (2018)
- $710,000 Cooperative Agreement Program Grant from the State of Minnesota (2019)
The City’s success in securing these competitive grants coupled with Municipal State Aid Construction funds will fund a majority of the project. As a result, only approximately $130,000 in local funds will need to be used to correct this long-standing problem.
The construction of the TH 282 and Creek Lane roundabout will start in the Spring of 2021 and last through the fall of 2021. More detail on the construction of the roundabout can be found in the Construction Updates section of this website.
The roundabout will be constructed during the summer of 2021. The project features the following significant improvements:
- A single lane roundabout will be built at the intersection of Creek Lane & Highway 282 to replace the existing two-way stop intersection.
- The Highway 282 pavement will be reconstructed between Triangle Lane and Sand Creek in line with the new roundabout.
- Creek Lane between El Dorado Drive Triangle Lane will be reconstructed and will be reconfigured to align with both the new roundabout at Highway 282 and made compatible with the future interchange planned along 169. Creek Lane will be widened to three lanes, with the center being a continuous left turn lane for improved access to businesses now and continuing in the future.
- Drainage improvements including the addition of curb and gutter and storm sewer.
- Pedestrian improvements including bituminous multi-use trails along TH 282, around the perimeter of the roundabout, and along Creek Lane.
MnDOT Roundabout Brochure: https://www.dot.state.mn.us/roundabouts/pdfs/roundaboutbrochure2017.pdf
Roundabouts have a higher vehicle capacity, meaning they allow more cars to move through an intersection than other traffic control measures. Their benefits are limited to this convenience though, they are also a significant safety improvement. MnDOT has documented the following general statistics for roundabouts:
- An 86% reduction in the fatal crash rate at intersections where roundabouts have been installed. This includes all roundabout types (Single Lane, Unbalanced, and full Dual Lane Roundabouts).
- An 83% reduction in the serious injury crash rate at intersections where roundabouts have been installed.
- A 69% reduction in the Right Angle crash rate at intersections where Single Lane Roundabout have been installed.
- An 83% reduction in the Left Turning crash rate at intersections where Single Lane Roundabout have been installed.
- A 61% reduction in the injury crash rate at intersections where Single Lane Roundabout have been installed.
- A 42% overall reduction in the injury crash rate at intersections with all types of roundabouts.
PROJECT STATUS, SCHEDULE, UPDATES
Summer 2020 – Winter 2021
- Final Design
- Council approved final plans
- City Council authorized the bidding to contractors
March 15, 2021
- Bids were received and reviewed by City Council
- The project Construction Contract Was Awarded to Max Steininger Inc. out of Eagan, MN
- Private Utility relocations in anticipation for construction
April 19, 2021 – June 2021 (4 Weeks)*
- Construction of Stage 1A
- Improvements along Creek Lane from TH 282 to Triangle Lane.
May 2021 – June 2021 (4 Weeks)*
- Construction of Stage 1B
- Construction of a temporary bypass in the SW quadrant of the TH 282 and Creek Lane Intersection. This temporary roadway will be utilized to maintain local traffic during Stage 2 construction of the center roundabout at the intersection of TH 282 and Creek Lane.
June 2021 – August 2021 (8 Weeks)*
- Construction of Stage 2
- Construction of the core of the roundabout at TH 282 and Creek Lane
- Through traffic will be detoured along US HWY 169 and TH 21
- Local traffic will utilize the temporary bypass constructed during Stage 1B
August 2021 – September 2021 (5 weeks)*
- Construction of Stage 3
- Improvements along TH 282 from Triangle lane to the Th 282 / Creek Lane intersection constructed during stage 2.
- Through traffic will be detoured along US HWY 169 and TH 21
September 2021 – October 2021 (5 weeks)*
- Construction of Stage 4
- Improvements along Creek Lane from El Dorado Dr to Th 282 / Creek Lane intersection constructed during Stage 2.
*NOTE THESE DATES ARE TENTATIVE AND CAN CHANGE ON SHORT NOTICE. THIS SCHEDULE WILL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT CONSTRUCTION.
Luke Wheeler, of Bolton & Menk, will be primary contact representing the City and its residents and business owners. If you have any questions regarding the project you may contact him at (612) 597-9105 or Luke.Wheeler@bolton-menk.com.
Adam Jandro, of Bolton and Menk will be the onsite representative for the City and its residents and business owners. He can be reached at 612-346-0873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Waltman, of Bolton & Menk is the Jordan City Engineer and Project Manager. He can be reached at (952) 890-0509 or email@example.com
Updates on the construction process will be posted here throughout the summer of 2021. During the weeks of heaviest construction, updates will be provided on a weekly basis to provide a status on improvements recently completed and what to expect in the coming weeks.
March 19, 2021:
- Private utility relocations are expected to start in the coming weeks. Private utilities will be relocating existing utilities within the project area to prepare for the start of construction.
- An invite to surrounding residents and businesses was mailed out today to invite them to an informational meeting to be held at 6:00 pm on April 6, 2021 at the City of Jordan’s City Council Chambers. In-person participants may be limited for the meeting due to the City’s COVID 19 policies. The meeting will be aired live on the City of Jordan’s website for viewers wanting to attend the meeting virtually. The meeting can be accessed via the Zoom link at the top of this page or on the City’s website at the file path below: