TH 246 Corridor Study - Division Street / Woodley Street
The City of Northfield is conducting a study of Highway 246 (TH 246) from Highway 3 to County Highway 1 to determine the future vision for the corridor. Findings from this study could potentially support a future turnback of authority from MnDOT to the city.
The project consists of about 2 miles of urban and rural road sections. The purpose of this scoping study is to improve the safety and mobility along the corridor with an emphasis on pedestrian and bicyclist needs. The results of this study will align with the current plans adopted by Northfield, most notably the Complete Streets Policy and Pedestrian, Bike, and Trail System Plan.
View Concept 1, Concept 2 and Concept 2B. Materials and designs incorporate feedback from previous community engagement and city meetings where able. You can provide feedback on the design you prefer and changes to be made to the design on the interactive map.
- Integrating past planning and analysis efforts into the vision for TH 246.
- Ensuring the pedestrian and bicycle facilities provided meet the needs of the area and nearby schools to tie into the overall city and regional network.
- Determining future corridor needs to accommodate future growth and development and adjusting the vision accordingly.
- Engaging the public and stakeholders to understand their issues and needs and to provide these groups with opportunities to influence the vision.
- Summarizing the study process and findings in a final report that can be used as a guide for future conversations related to turnback potential.
Dates subject to change.
- May to July 2023 — Public input (online)
- July 19, 2023 — Northfield Transportation Advisory Committee — Presentation
- August 1 to September 15, 2023 — Public input on corridor concepts (online)
- September 19, 2023 — City Council — Update on project (video)
- October 18, 2023 — Northfield Transportation Advisory Committee — Presentation
- December 20, 2023 — Open house, 5:00 to 7 p.m. City Hall, 2nd Floor Training Room
- January 17, 2024 — Northfield Transportation Advisory Committee — Final corridor/turnback recommendations
- February 6, 2024 — City Council — Accepts corridor/turnback study
Community engagement opportunities
In addition to these opportunities, all City Council, boards, commission and committee meetings are open to the public. Most, but not all meetings, may have an opportunity for public comment.
December 20, 2023 — Open House
5 to 7 p.m., City Hall, 2nd floor Training Room, 801 Washington Street
This meeting will share the final design and plans and implementation. Materials and plans presented have incorporated feedback from previous community engagement and city meetings where able.
September to October 2023 — online input
View Concept 1, Concept 2 and Concept 2B. During this input period, materials are shared on alternate design options. Materials and designs presented have incorporated feedback from previous community engagement and city meetings where able. You can provide feedback on the design you prefer and changes to be made to the design on the interactive map.
June to July 2023 — online input
Materials are provided online to introduce the project and ask for public input on existing roadway conditions.
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