Kenwood Trail (CSAH 50) Expansion

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aaronwa@bolton-menk.com • (952) 448-8838 ext. 2858

Public Involvement

 

Dakota County and the City of Lakeville understand that a Publicly Acceptable plan is essential to the overall success of the project. We are committed to an approach that identifies and involves stakeholders early in the decision-making process, listens to and understands issues, and informs and maintains communications. Area property owners and businesses have individual perspectives on how this area should function and feel. Sharing their unique ideas, vetting their issues, and helping them understand why this project needs to happen will be a fundamental aspect of the project.

 

The project will include public open houses, neighborhood and property owner meetings, workshops, targeted mailings, and project website updates. Click Here to sign-up to receive notifications when this website is updated.

Open House #2

A second and final open house before construction of the Kenwood Trail Expansion Project was held on April 18, 2017 from 4-7 pm at the Kenwood Trail Middle School. The open house provided residents and property owners the opportunity to:

 

  • Final Project Layout
  • Visuals of Improvements
  • Construction Staging
  • Construction Schedule

 

Materials Presented at Open House #2

 

  1. Presentation Boards
  2. Proposed Layout Design

 

Project Contacts

 

Jacob Rezac

Dakota County

Phone:  (952) 891-7981

Email: jacob.rezac@co.dakota.mn.us

 

Matthew Decur

City of Lakeville

Phone: (952) 985-4504

Email: mdecur@lakevillemn.gov

 

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NEWSLETTERS

Open House #1

The first open house for the Kenwood Trail Expansion Project was held on April 27, 2016 from 4-7 pm at the Kenwood Trail Middle School. The open house provided residents and property owners the opportunity to:

  • Review Preliminary Plans
  • Review Potential Impacts
  • Learn about the Safety and Increased Capacity Benefits
  • Ask Questions and Provide Input

 

Materials Presented at Open House #1

 

  1. Presentation Boards
  2. Proposed Layout Design

April 27th Open House - Frequently Asked Questions and Concerns

Q1. Concern for decline in property value due to right-in/right-out access only, right-of-way acquisition resulting in reduced distance between residence and road, increased traffic noise, and loss of trees screening houses from the roadway.

 

A1. An independent real estate appraiser will evaluate all impacts to adjacent properties as part of the right-of-way acquisition process. These impacts will include both value of land to be acquired, as well as damages like loss of trees, access changes, etc.

 

For impacted properties, the final appraisal value will be comprised of the value of land to be acquired (value of land x area acquired) and the evaluation of additional damages to the property.

 

Q2. Safety concerns related to requiring U-turns at intersections to access streets and private driveways in areas where the proposed median will not allow left turns.

 

A2. Access control and U-turn movements are considered to be safer than left turns across 4 lanes of traffic. Channeling turning movements to intersections protects drivers with turn lanes and by making the turning movements more predictable for other drivers. These access control measures are intended to increase traveler safety and reduce potential crashes along the corridor.

 

Q3. Could you clarify how much right-of-way is needed for the expansion project?

 

A3. The amount of right-of-way needed for the project varies throughout the project corridor, but the future 4-lane highway will typically consist of 150-ft of right-of-way.

 

Q4. Concern regarding whether the expansion from 2-thru to 4-thru lanes would make it more difficult to enter onto Kenwood Trail from side streets. Speeds are fast and with increased traffic, access with be more difficult and unsafe.

 

A4. The addition of one lane in each direction to Kenwood Trail will better distribute existing traffic and improve the number of gaps for vehicles to safely enter from side streets.

 

Q5. Will there be lighting along the corridor?

 

A5. The City of Lakeville and Dakota County have agreed that post-top trail lighting and intersection lighting will be included with the highway improvements.

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