Planning Projects

County State Aid Highway 1 (CSAH 1)
Corridor Preservation Study

Baldwin Avenue to TH 246 in Rice County

Study Background:
The Rice County Transportation Plan identifies the need for a future corridor study due to the lack of a continuous arterial running east-west in northeast Rice County. As growth in the area continues, the lack of such a connection limits the ability of the roadway system to safely and efficiently accommodate travel needs.  If such a corridor is needed someday, and development has been allowed to occur without consideration for this roadway corridor, the impacts to property owners and the costs to the public will be much more severe.  If future development is to pay for itself, it is essential to be proactive in identifying that corridor for right-of-way preservation.  As a result, Rice County and its study partners, the City of Dundas, City of Northfield, Bridgewater Township, Northfield Township, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation have initiated the CSAH 1 Corridor Preservation Study.

CSAH 1 Corridor Preservation Study:

Final Study Report
Map of Preferred Route

    Appendix A - Corridor Objectives & Evaluation Criteria
    Appendix B - Environmental & Cultural Resources Overview
    Appendix C - Potential Cannon River Crossing Area Locations
    Appendix D - Planning Alignment Concepts 1-6
    Appendix E - Evaluation Matrix
    Appendix F - Travel Time Analysis
    Appendix G - Planning Cost Estimates
    Appendix H - Preferred & Secondary Planning Alignment Concept
    Appendix I - TH3/CSAH 1 Access Management Technical Memorandum
    Appendix J - TH246/CSAH 1 Intersection Technical Memorandum
    Appendix K - CSAH 1 Local Land Use & Transportation Technical Memorandum
    Appendix L - Environmental Review Process Scenarios
    Appendix M - Draft Memorandum of Understanding
    Appendix N - Draft Project Planning Cost Estimates
    Appendix O - Public Involvement Summary
    Appendix P - Project Advisory Committee Summary
    Appendix Q - Elected Officials Summaries
    Appendix R - Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources Correspondence