NEWSBRIEF: Dakota County road project wins award

A Dakota County road project that improved traffic use and pedestrian safety has received international recognition. The Southview Boulevard (County Road 14) project in South St. Paul recently won the Transportation Achievement Award for Planning from the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

 The project was recognized for the innovative use of transportation planning, design, operation and safety concepts. In 2018, Dakota County worked with the City of South St. Paul and other partners to improve Southview Boulevard from Third Avenue to 20th Avenue and Third Avenue from Southview Boulevard to Marie Avenue. Safety improvements included modifying sidewalks and extending the curb to increase pedestrian visibility and shortening the length of crosswalks. The project also included changes to the roadway and intersection traffic control to improve safety.

 The award recognized the work of the County, the City of South St. Paul, other partners involved in the project, and members of the business community and public who played a significant role in shaping the final project.

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