Washington County and the City of Woodbury did explore a tunnel option during the scoping phase of this project. Due to cost and utility conflicts, it was determined that a tunnel would not be included in this project.
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Current traffic volumes do not warrant a signal at this intersection. The design of the intersection will allow a signal to be installed if a warrant is met in the future. Washington County takes safety and traffic operations very seriously and monitors traffic volumes and intersection controls yearly. The Intersection Control Ranking System (ICRS) Report monitors intersections that are approaching warrants and can be found on the Washington County Traffic website: https://www.co.washington.mn.us/1829/Traffic
The project has not been notified of any upgrades to existing internet services, though the upgrades are determined by the provider and may be scheduled without notifying the project. Please contact your provider for more information.
The project anticipates short term closures of County Highway 19. The construction schedule will be finalized by the contractor early 2021. Sign up for email updates on the project website to keep up to date on project announcements, including changes in traffic.
The County does not expect the speed limit to change. Speed limits are determined by Minnesota state laws and the state Commissioner of Transportation, not by county officials. Drivers choose speeds based on their available sightlines and abilities to react to potential hazards. Posting a higher or lower speed limit has not been shown to significantly affect prevailing speeds. It is standard Washington County practice to request a new speed study after any major project is complete to ensure that the posted speed limit is appropriate for the new conditions.