Due to safety concerns associated with the location of the intersection of Hornsby Street and TH 97 relative to an I-35 exit ramp, the City of Columbus needed to find a new roadway solution. TKDA serves as the City Engineer and managed a Cooperative Agreement Project to address these concerns and improve the safety of the itnersection.
Working with MnDOT Metro District TKDA determined the best solution was to relocate the intersection approximately 550 feet east of its existing location to the City’s east jurisdiction line. The proposed alignment traversed a shallow marsh wetland dominated by cattails and reed canary grass. With the help of TKDA the roadway relocation minimized the temporary and permanent impacts to the wetlands.