County Road 9 & 179th Street
The study team has been working with our partners (Dakota County and City of Lakeville) to develop corridor concept alternatives for County Road 9 (Dodd Boulevard) and 179th Street. In doing so, we have worked through various iterations that we would like to share with the public and adjacent property owners.
The intent is to hold a public open house meeting Thursday, August 1st starting at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Lakeville Central Maintenance facility, located at 7570 179th Street. An updated study schedule is available too that reflects the status of the study. Additional information will be provided via other outlets regarding this open house meeting.
Dakota County and the City of Lakeville are partnering to coordinate planning efforts and identify required improvements to serve as a basis for the jurisdictional transfer of two roadway segments in the City of Lakeville — County Road 9 (Dodd Boulevard) and 179th Street.
Current County Road 9 will be renamed to Dodd Boulevard and will become a city street managed by the City of Lakeville from east of Highview Avenue to County Road 31 (Pilot Knob Road). Additionally, the current city street 179th Street will be transferred to the County’s authority. 179th Street will be renamed to County Road 9 converting it to a county highway from County Road 23 (Cedar Avenue) to County Road 31 (Pilot Knob Road). See map below:
While these are the limits where the city and county will transfer their authority, this study will focus on Gerdine Path to Dodd Lane, including intersection improvement analysis at current County Road 9 and County Road 23, and the segment between County Road 23 through the Flagstaff Avenue intersection.
County and City staff, along with the consultant engineering team, are currently developing the preliminary designs of this jurisdictional transfer to address important community concerns.