Summer Open Houses for Upcoming Transportation Projects

Summer Open Houses for Upcoming Transportation Projects

 Interactive Map of Upcoming Transportation Projects 

Several transportation projects are planned to begin within the next few years around Victoria. Most of the projects focus on the Highway 5 corridor while the others are planned to begin before the major Highway 5 improvements so that the other roads can take on the extra traffic that will pass through when Highway 5 is under construction. The transportation projects that will make the most impact – both in terms of construction inconveniences as well as improved routes – include: 

  • Highway 5 Improvements Project (AATP Project)  
  • 82nd Street Project (AATP Project) 
  • Downtown West Project (AATP Project) 
  • Highway 11 Improvement Project Along Carver Park Reserve (Carver County Project) 
  • Roundabout at Highway 11 and Highway 14 Project (Carver County Project) 

These project plans work to create long-term benefits to our community. At the top of the list of benefits sits one of our community priorities: safety. With the Arboretum Area Transportation Plan project improvements in that corridor alone, the county expects to see a 51% reduction in crashes. Other benefits to our community include a decrease in congestion, which will reduce delays. These projects will also build upon our current bicycle and pedestrian system to extend it further as well as connect gaps that currently exist across the system. 


Upcoming Transportation Projects 

Project information on each of the upcoming transportation projects is included below for your reference. Each section includes the key improvements, tentative schedule, and contact information if you want to provide feedback or have questions. If you would like a deeper dive into any of the projects, feel free to visit the individual project pages for more information. 

Highway 5 Improvements Project 
 CONSTRUCTION (FALL 2025-2027) 

The Highway 5 Improvements Project will expand the highway from two to four lanes west from Highway 41 in Chanhassen to Downtown Victoria. 

Key Project Improvements 
  • Intersection improvements  
  • Reconstruction of Rolling Acres Road with a median between Interlaken and Highway 5 to calm traffic 
  • Safety improvements for people walking, biking, and rolling including an improved crossing for the Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail 
Tentative Project Schedule 
  • Preliminary Design: 2023–2024 
  • Final Design: 2024–2025 
  • Construction: Fall 2025–Fall 2027 
Project Information 

Website: www.carvercountymn.gov/highway-5-improvements 
Questions or Feedback: aatpprojects@co.carver.mn.us | 952-466-5324

Calendar IconHighway 5 Improvements Project Open House
August 21, 2024 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Oswald Visitor Center, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3685 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318

 

82nd Street Project 
 CONSTRUCTION (FALL 2024-2025) 

The 82nd Street Project will complete a missing regional connection of Highway 18 (82nd Street) between Highway 41 and improve the local highway, pedestrian, and bicycle networks for projected area growth.  

Key Project Improvements 
  • Existing gravel roadway will be reconstructed into a two-lane paved highway with curb and gutter, and a multi-use trail on the north side 
  • Construct a roundabout at Bavaria Road and 82nd Street
  • Studying potential roundabout at McKnight Road as well as a connection to Lyman Boulevard to the east that includes a crossing over the Chaska Ravine Trail 
Tentative Project Schedule 
  • Preliminary Design (Spring–Fall 2023) 
  • Final Design (Fall 2023–Summer 2024) 
  • Construction (Fall 2024–2025)
    • Construction anticipated to begin in late Fall 2024
    • Most road work will occur during the 2025 construction season 
Project Information 

Website: www.carvercountymn.gov/82nd-street-project 
Questions or Feedback: aatpprojects@co.carver.mn.us | 952-466-5324

Calendar Icon82nd Street Project Open House / Downtown West Improvement Project Open House / Highway 11 Project Open House
July 25, 2024 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Lions Pavilion, Lions Park, 1505 82nd Street, Victoria, MN 55386

 

Downtown West (Hwy 5/11) Improvement Project  
 CONSTRUCTION (2025) 

The City of Victoria, in partnership with Carver County and MnDOT, is planning improvements to the intersection of Highway 5 and 11 (west) and the surrounding area. This project improves safety, traffic flow, and downtown access to support the needs of the area as it continues to grow, including the Downtown West Expansion project. 

Key Project Improvements 
  • Construct roundabout at intersection of Highway 5 and Highway 11 (west) 
  • Construct roundabout on Highway 11 at northwest entrance of Downtown West 
     
Tentative Project Schedule 
  • Study (Summer–Fall 2023) 
  • Preliminary Design (Fall 2023–Spring 2024) 
  • Final Design (Spring 2024–Spring 2025)
  • Construction Begins (2025) 
 Project Information 
Website: www.ci.victoria.mn.us/hwy5-11 
Questions or Feedback:  
Downtown West Improvement Project Open House / 82nd Street Project Open House / Highway 11 Project Open House Calendar Icon
July 25, 2024 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Lions Pavilion, Lions Park, 1505 82nd Street, Victoria, MN 55386

Highway 11 Project - Carver Park Reserve 
 CONSTRUCTION (2025) 

Carver County is leading the planned pavement preservation project from the Downtown West area up to Highway 7. 

Key Project Improvements 
  • Add wider shoulders 
  • Improve road dimensions and arrangement of features 
  • Potentially add trail connecting planned Downtown West to Lowry Nature Center 
Tentative Project Schedule 
  • Final Design (Summer 2024) 
  • Construction (Spring 2025) 
Project Information 

Website: www.carvercountymn.gov/departments/public-works/projects-studies/highway-11-project-carver-park-reserve 
Questions or Feedback: (952) 466-5200 | carvercountypw@co.carver.mn.us 

Calendar IconHighway 11 Project Open House / 82nd Street Project Open House / Downtown West Improvement Project Open House
July 25, 2024 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Lions Pavilion, Lions Park, 1505 82nd Street, Victoria, MN 55386

Highway 11 and Highway 14 Roundabout Project 
 CONSTRUCTION (AUGUST 2024-NOVEMBER 2024) 

Carver County will work with the City of Victoria to provide enhanced safety and mobility at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 14.  

Key Project Improvements 
  • Construct roundabout at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 14 
Tentative Project Schedule 
  • Design: Spring 2024 
  • Construction: August 2024–November 2024
    • This project will use a full closure in the fall of 2024 to construct the roundabout quickly and efficiently. 
Project Information 

Website: https://www.carvercountymn.gov/departments/public-works/projects-studies/highway-11-14-roundabout 
Questions or Feedback: (952) 466-5200 | carvercountypw@co.carver.mn.us 

Calendar IconHighway 11 & Highway 14 Roundabout Project Open House
Planned for Later Date
Victoria, MN 55386

 



Community Impact
 

These projects are being coordinated in conjunction with each other so that construction will either occur at the same time or after the others so traffic can be routed to different areas. For example, the Highway 11 and Highway 14 Roundabout Project will be constructed first so it can take on extra traffic while other areas are closed. The Downtown West Improvement Project will be constructed at the same time as the Highway 11 – Carver Park Reserve Project to reduce the amount of time the project will impact traffic as well as reduce costs. 

The construction times for each project do not mean that they will be closed the entire time listed. The teams are working to ensure that the roads will only be closed for the least amount of time possible, and when necessary, will have detour routes posted. 

Thank you for your patience during the coming years as the County works to make sure that our roads are safe for everyone that lives, works, and passes through Victoria.
 



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Transportation Projects

Our county will need to make significant investments in our transportation system as it continues to grow. More information is available on the transportation projects that will greatly impact our community. 

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