County Road B2 & Lexington Avenue Intersection Reconstruction
Ramsey County and the City of Roseville are working to improve safety conditions at the County Road B2 and Lexington Avenue intersection. Reconstruction of the intersection is scheduled for 2022 and will include a new traffic signal and adding dedicated left-turn and right-turn lanes on County Road B2 to better control traffic from Roseville Area High School.
The lack of turn lanes on County Road B2 combined with the high volume of school traffic creates safety issues at the intersection. Sight line issues - caused by drivers passing on the right of a left turning vehicle - are believed to have been a factor in many of the 21 accidents that occurred at the interchange from 2013-2015.
Traffic analysis shows that widening the roadway and providing dedicated turn lanes on County Road B2 will lower crash rates. In a previous trial, right-turn lanes were painted on the roadway in each direction without widening the road, but they were removed due to traffic issues and confusion. Lexington Avenue already has dedicated turn lanes.
The preliminary design and community outreach process will take place from January-June 2020, with a preferred layout selected in April 2020.
Detailed design work will be completed from July 2020 to December 2021. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2022.
Community engagement is important to project success. We want to know how you use the intersection. Where do you go? What are your concerns? How would you improve the intersection?
Community engagement is important to project success. We want to know how you use the intersection? Where do you go? What are your concerns? How would you improve the intersection?
- Open house at Roseville High School - Feb. 26, 2020