County Road B2 & Lexington Avenue Intersection Reconstruction

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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.

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Timeline

  • Preliminary design and community outreach: January-June 2020
  • Preferred layout selected: April 2020
  • Detailed design work: July 2020 to December 2021
  • Construction: summer 2022.

Selected design overview

View map of selected design (5MB)

The design was selected because it:

  • Provides more room for the trail at the southwest side of the intersection.
  • Has no impact on the high school tennis courts.
  • Works well for vehicle traffic.
  • Will have an easier watershed permitting process.
  • Is cost effective.

Community engagement

Community engagement is important to project success. Review past engagement opportunities and feedback:

Project area

Project map showing County Road B2 and Lexington Avenue intersection