TH 169/TH 282/CH 9 Interchange Design
- Construction Year: 2025-2026
- Communities Served: Jordan
- Corridor Served: TH 169, TH 282, CH 9
Scott County has been working with the City of Jordan and MnDOT on preliminary design and environmental documentation for a future interchange at the intersection of Highway 169, Highway 282, and County Highway 9. Future improvements will be needed to address safety and operations at the intersection.
This project has moved into the final design and right of way acquisition phase. This work, along with the project letting and construction, will be led by MnDOT. Visit MnDOT's Highway 169 and Highway 282/County Road 9 project page for the latest updates.
Purpose and Justification
The project's purpose is to address current traffic volumes while considering expandability for future development. The goals of the project include:
- Improve safety for all users
- Accommodate truck movements
- Improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity
- Grade separated railroad crossing
- Grade separate Hwy 169 from 282/CH 9
Proposed Noise Walls
A concrete noise wall is proposed on both sides of Highway 169 between Syndicate Street and the railroad (Wall I and Wall H). Traffic along Highway 169 between Syndicate Street and the railroad exceeds the state and federal noise standards. MnDOT, in partnership with Scott County, conducted a noise study for the Highway 169/282/CH 9 Interchange project to determine if noise barriers would reduce the level of noise in the community adjacent to the project.
Noise Wall Voting Period: Tues, May 9 - Fri, June 23, 2023
Scott County sent notices and noise wall ballots to people who are eligible to vote. Only property owners or residents who would experience a noise level reduction of at least five decibels from the proposed noise walls are allowed to vote on the walls.
Informational Community Meetings:
Noise Wall H
- Wednesday, May 31, 2023
- 7:00 PM
- Jordan Fire Station (501 North Varner Street, Jordan, MN 55352)
Noise Wall I
- Wednesday, May 31, 2023
- 5:00 PM
- Valley Green Park Community Center (300 Valley Green Park, Jordan, MN 55352)
Noise Wall Voting Process
If a noise wall meets the necessary criteria, then it will be proposed as part of the project and MnDOT will seek input from the community.
Who is eligible to vote on whether a noise barrier should be constructed?
Scott County sent notices and noise wall ballots to people who are eligible to vote. Only the property owners or residents who experience a noise level reduction of at least five decibels from the proposed noise walls can vote on the wall.
How does voting work?
If 50 percent or more of all possible voting points from eligible voters are received after the first request for votes, the majority of votes (based upon the votes received) determines the outcome. If less than 50 percent of the possible voting points for a wall are received after the first request, a second ballot will be mailed to the eligible voters who did not respond.
If 25 percent or more of all possible points for a barrier are received after the second request for votes, then the outcome is determined by the majority of votes received. If less than 25 percent of the total possible points for a noise barrier are received after the second request for votes, then the barrier will not be constructed. If there is a tie, where there are equal numbers of points for and against a noise wall, the noise wall will be constructed.
What happens if I didn't vote?
If you don’t vote, the voting points assigned to you do not count for or against the noise wall.
How are the votes counted?
MnDOT uses a weighted voting system. Points are determined by how much your property or unit is affected by the noise wall and whether or not you own the property or unit. If a noise wall is voted down, it will not be reconsidered.
Please see MnDOT’s 2017 Noise Policy for more information about the voting process.
Voting is now closed, the final results can be found below.
Noise wall H
South side of Highway 169, east of Highway 282- Built with concrete posts and concrete panels, 20 feet tall.
Total eligible points: 123
- Votes received as of 06/23/23:
- Yes Points: 63 (51.2%)
- No Points: 9 (7.3%)
- Decision: Wall H will be constructed
Noise wall I
North side of Highway 169, east of Highway 282- Built with concrete posts and concrete panels, 20 feet tall.
Total eligible points: 231
- Votes received as of 06/22/23:
- Yes Points: 164 (71%)
- No Points: 4 (1.7%)
- Decision: Wall I will be constructed
In accordance with 23 CFR 774.5, MnDOT and Scott County are soliciting comments on the effects this project would have on Riesgraf Lions Park. A new trail will be constructed through Riesgraf Lions Park to connect the new pedestrian underpass to Creek Ln. Approximately 0.55 acres of the park will be impacted during construction. MnDOT is seeking a temporary easement for this area to construct the trail. The City of Jordan will continue to own and maintain the park following construction.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has made a preliminary determination that the proposed action at Riesgraf Lions Park is a Section 4(f) de minimis action in accordance with 23 CFR 774.5, conditioned on public review and comment. A de minimis finding may be made when uses of Section 4(f) land will have no adverse effect on the protected resources.
Information on this impact and avoidance, minimization, mitigation or enhancement measures is available in the document linked below or at the following locations:
De Minimis Determination Notice of Intent Request for Riesgraf Lions Park: (link to PDF)
Translated copies of this information are available upon request. Comments must be submitted on or before June 8, 2023, to one of the individuals listed below:
Name: Mark Callahan, PE (Scott County Project Manager)
Address: 200 4th Ave W
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: (952) 496-8367
Email: [email protected]
Name: Diane Langenbach (MnDOT Project Manager)
Address: 1500 West Co Rd B-2
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: (651) 234-7721
Email: [email protected]
Comments will become part of the official record and will be considered when making future project-related decisions.
- 8/22/23 Open House Display Boards
- 8/22/23 Open House #2 Mailer (English)
- 8/22/23 Open House #2 Mailer (Spanish)
- TH169.TH282.CR9 Final Intersection Improvement Project Environmental Assessment Worksheet
- TH 169/TH 282/CR 9 Interchange Concept Study Report
- 9/27/2022 Open House #1 Mailer (English)
- 9/27/22 Open House #1 Mailer (Spanish)
- 169/282/9 Interchange Open House Boards