Minnesota Hwy. 36 is set for an overhaul in an effort to improve safety and traffic flow in the area. The project will begin Monday, March 18 and is expected to come to a close by mid-November.
Ultimately, three intersections will be included in the revamp: The Hilton Trail, Highlands Trail and Demontreville Trail.
The entire project takes place between 694 and just east of Demontreville Trail North in Lake Elmo, Pine Springs and Grant. Workers will replace the Hwy. 36/Hilton Trail signalized intersection resulting in a closing of the media crossing at the Highlands Trail intersection. The north frontage road (60th St.) will be extended over the Gateway Trail.
The Demontreville Trail intersection will have reduced turn options.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation website says the project was prompted by concern for the safety of motorists on the highway. High-speed T-bone accidents often occur when a stop sign calls for motorists to cross two lanes of highway traffic.
For more information visit the project's website: MN Hwy. 36/Hilton Trail improvement project