ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists can get a bird’s eye view of the improvements to Highway 212 in Norwood Young America with a new video of the project released today by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Carver County and the city of Norwood Young America in lieu of an in-person opening celebration.
“We thank the community of Norwood Young America for its patience during construction,” said Michael Barnes, MnDOT Metro District Engineer. “This year provided unique challenges for businesses, area residents and construction crews. We all look forward to the opportunities of the new road and new trail in the new year.”
“We are so pleased with the completed improvements on Highway 212 and the new roundabout on Highway 5/25/CR33,” said Carol Lagergren, Norwood Young America mayor. “The completed improvements make highway travel safer for the thousands of cars and freight haulers that use this important corridor of commerce every day. In addition, the updated turn lanes and lights at each intersection addressed the legitimate concerns of our local commuters. The highlight of the project, however, is the new underpass and trail system that provides safer options for walkers, runners and bikers. Overall, the project was a huge success and we thank MnDOT and the contractors for their hard work!”
The Norwood Young America Highway 212 project is one piece of a cooperative partnership with Carver County to improve Highway 212 for motorists, pedestrians and commuters traveling the highway to and from the Twin Cities.
“We look forward to a continued partnership with Carver County with the expansion of Highway 212 from Chaska to Cologne,” Barnes said.