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City of Northfield, MN
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Ph: 507-645-8833

2016 TH 246 and Jefferson Parkway Intersection Study
The City of Northfield is studying the intersection of Trunk Highway 246 and Jefferson Parkway.  The goal of the study is to identify improvements that alleviate peak hour congestion, improve pedestrian and bike access, improve school ingress/egress and safety.


246 Jefferson Pkwy Intersection Study


The City is concluding the Trunk Highway 246 and Jefferson Parkway Intersection Study.  The Study has identified five improvements in the area, they are shown below.  If you would like to share any feedback on the proposed improvements or anything related to the study please submit your comments on the survey below.

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Improvement 1 - Roundabout at Jefferson Parkway and TH 246 with Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons at pedestrian crossings.

Improvement 1 - Roundabout.jpg

Improvement 2 - Trail Underpass across Trunk Highway 246 with the extension of the Mill Towns Trail through this area.

Imrpovement 2 - Trail Underpass.jpg

Improvement 3 - Sidewalk and marked crossing on the east side of TH 246 by the High School.

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Improvement 4 - Modify the pickup and drop off at Bridgewater Elementary due to vehicles backing out onto Jefferson Parkway during afternoon school pickup.  Vehicles would now enter off Trunk Highway 246 and exit on to Jefferson Parkway.

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Improvement 5 - Extend left turn lane onto Raider Drive on Jefferson Parkway.

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Do you have feedback you would like us to hear? Tell us here.

May 2016                      Traffic Data Collection
June 15, 2016                Open House - Northfield City Hall Council Chambers
June 2016-July 2016      Public Input and Study Underway
December 2016             Intersection Control Evaluation and Improvement Recommendation and Costs
December 21, 2016        Open House - Northfield City Hall Council Chambers
February 14, 2017          Final Report to City Council


Public Open House Presentation - Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Public Open House Power Point


TH 246 and Jefferson Parkway Intersection Control Evaluation Report

TH 246 and Jefferson Parkway Traffic Impact Study