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State Highway 36 South Frontage Road Study

PROJECT CONTACTS: If you have any questions or concerns about this project please contact the City of Lake Elmo Engineering staff.


This Transportation Planning project is in its early stages with the Team meeting with MnDOT, Met Council, Washington County, the City Council and other stakeholders to develop project goals and objectives, and to identify various alternatives and concepts for further consideration and analysis.


The City of Lake Elmo is completing an engineering study to develop a preferred future alignment for a south frontage road with east-west access to State Highway 36. The City has retained the Professional Transportation Planning services of SRF Consulting to assist the City with this planning effort.

The project goal is to identify improvements along the State Highway 36 corridor necessary to improve east-west access for Lake Elmo property owners and businesses. The project will consist of three phases including concept development, preliminary design, and layout of a preferred alternative, and, if appropriate, the preparation of a Met Council interchange request for the preferred alternative.

The work will be participative in nature seeking to gain stakeholder input and guidance and will include at least two council workshops, meetings with city staff, and meetings with MnDOT, Washington County, Met Council and the City of Grant.

Federal Aid Funding has been obtained in the amount of 80% of the project costs, or $64,000. The City of Lake Elmo must pay the balance of project costs.