U.S. Highway 12 improvements underway east of Delano

Minnesota Department of Transportation, in conjunction with Hennepin County, will construct three projects aimed at improving safety and reducing crashes along U.S. Highway 12.

U.S. Highway 12 planed safety improvement project to run from May 18 to Sept. 17. Minnesota Department of Transportation map.

INDEPENDENCE — The Minnesota Department of Transportation started construction on a $22 million U.S. Highway 12 safety improvement project.

Started on May 18, the project is scheduled through Sept. 17 and will affect motorists traveling Highway 12 between County Road 6 and County Road 92 will consist of three separate projects in Hennepin County, according to a news release from MnDOT.

At Highway 12 and County Road 90 in Independence, MnDOT will construct a roundabout to greatly reduce severe crashes and make it easier for traffic to turn onto and from County Road 90.

On Highway 12 from County Road 6 to Baker Park Road in Maple Plain, MnDOT will reconstruct Highway 12 to install a center concrete barrier to eliminate head-on crashes within this section.

At Highway 12 and County Road 92 in Independence, Hennepin County will lead a project in partnership with MnDOT to install a roundabout for traffic entering and exiting Highway 12 from County Road 92 and realign County Road 92 with a bridge over Highway 12. This section of the project will continue into 2022.


Detour map for the upcoming U.S. Highway 12 road closing between County Road 6 and County Road 92. Minnesota Department of Transportation map.

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