A blueprint was provided to guide future access decisions for this developing corridor with changing traffic demands.
CSAH 34 Corridor Study
Steele County, Minnesota
CSAH 34 is a developing corridor with changing traffic demands on a county minor arterial roadway. A hospital along the corridor is a major traffic generator. Future land use changes are expected in the area, including more than 300 acres of future development. Additionally, there are capacity concerns with the I-35 interchange. Economic development goals are limited by the roadway capacity. There was a lack of access control to guide decisions and a lack of a unified plan for Steele County, the City of Owatonna, and MnDOT.
Bolton & Menk studied a 3-mile stretch of CSAH 34 from 24th Avenue NW to CSAH 8. Our goal was to develop an implementation plan consisting of capacity and safety improvement projects required to accommodate the traffic growth and development for the next 15 years. The study resulted in a blueprint to guide future access decisions.