What is a corridor study, and what kinds of things does it look at?
A corridor study identifies and evaluates potential roadway concept alternatives (i.e., number of travel lanes, access locations, turns lanes, median treatments, etc.) for future roadway improvements. The study works to develop alternatives that satisfy the purpose and need statement and avoids or minimize impacts to the surrounding environment. Each alternative, is evaluated based on its benefits and impacts on transportation, economic, social and environmental resources.

After considering initial public and agency input, the study team will identify a set of future roadway concepts that address key issues identified. Corridor improvement options are expected to address such issues as: roadway capacity, intersection geometrics, access management, safety enhancements, potential traffic signal locations, possible local connectivity opportunities, trail system continuity, and corridor aesthetics, etc.

A preferred roadway concept will be identified and a final report outlining recommendations will be prepared. These recommendations will help the City of Lino Lakes guide development in a way that supports the preferred alternative. By implementing land use and access policies that protect CSAH 34’s preferred concept, the City of Lino Lakes will work toward minimizing future impacts as the improvements are implemented.

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1. What is a corridor study, and what kinds of things does it look at?
2. What are the study limits?
3. Why is a study needed?
4. What is the project timeline?
5. What is a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)?
6. How can interested neighborhood representatives and the general public get involved with the study process?
7. Who is SRF Consulting Group, Inc.?