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What are your preferred project alternatives for the Trunk Highway 13/County Road 21 project?


Please select the alternative that best applies to each question.

Which of the alternatives do you feel best preserves and enriches the character of downtown Prior Lake?
Response Percent Response Count
A1 12.7% 14
A2 20.0% 22
B1 40.0% 44
B2 27.3% 30
Which of the alternatives do you feel best accommodates safe and comfortable pedestrian movements around downtown Prior Lake?
Response Percent Response Count
A1 23.6% 26
A2 16.4% 18
B1 44.5% 49
B2 15.5% 17
Which of the alternatives do you feel best supports a balance of local and regional traffic needs? (corridor mobility)
Response Percent Response Count
A1 15.5% 17
A2 23.6% 26
B1 34.5% 38
B2 26.4% 29
Which of the alternatives do you feel best supports current businesses and future development in downtown Prior Lake?
Response Percent Response Count
A1 13.6% 15
A2 19.1% 21
B1 40.9% 45
B2 26.4% 29

Additional comments or input? (Optional.)

Answered
46
Skipped
64

Additional comments or input? (Optional.)

Answered
19
Skipped
91

On a scale of 1 (best value) to 4 (least value), which of the alternatives do you feel provides the best value to the roadway system?

1 = best value
Response Percent Response Count
A1 17.3% 19
A2 22.7% 25
B1 33.6% 37
B2 26.4% 29
2
Response Percent Response Count
A1 11.8% 13
A2 23.6% 26
B1 31.8% 35
B2 32.7% 36
3
Response Percent Response Count
A1 22.7% 25
A2 41.8% 46
B1 17.3% 19
B2 18.2% 20
4 = least value
Response Percent Response Count
A1 50.9% 56
A2 8.2% 9
B1 16.4% 18
B2 24.5% 27

Additional comments or input? (Optional.)

Answered
15
Skipped
95

Which of the potential alternatives could you support? (Choose all that apply.)

Response Percent Response Count
A-1 (Arcadia with Traffic Signal at TH 13) 20.9% 23
A-2 (Arcadia with Roundabout at TH 13) 30.0% 33
B-1 (Main with Traffic Signal at TH 13) 49.1% 54
B-2 (Main with roundabout at TH 13) 40.9% 45

Additional comments or input? (Optional.)

Answered
23
Skipped
87

Which, if any, of the potential alternatives could you not support? (Please select 1.)

Response Percent Response Count
A-1 (Arcadia with Traffic Signal at TH 13) 32.7% 36
A-2 (Arcadia with Roundabout at TH 13) 15.5% 17
B-1 (Main with Traffic Signal at TH 13) 20.0% 22
B-2 (Main with Roundabout at TH 13) 28.2% 31
I could support any of these options. 3.6% 4

Additional comments or input? (Optional.)

Answered
23
Skipped
87
Neil Akemann inside District4
September 8, 2017, 1:21 PM
  • Please select the alternative that best applies to each question.
    • Which of the alternatives do you feel best preserves and enriches the character of downtown Prior Lake? - B2
    • Which of the alternatives do you feel best accommodates safe and comfortable pedestrian movements around downtown Prior Lake? - A1
    • Which of the alternatives do you feel best supports a balance of local and regional traffic needs? (corridor mobility) - A2
    • Which of the alternatives do you feel best supports current businesses and future development in downtown Prior Lake? - B2
  • Additional comments or input? (Optional.)

    1) I'm a 25+ year resident of Prior Lake and have lived at the same address the whole time.
    2) I travel through our downtown area several times a week. Sometimes on foot, sometimes by bicycle, but mostly by car.
    3) I don't like ANY of the proposed options!
    4) I had not considered the use of traffic circles/roundabouts until I saw these options.
    5) The fundamental issue here is not being addressed and that is this: As the areas east and southeast of Prior Lake continue to grow and develop, CR60/CR21 will continue to be the preferred route to the west, southwest and northwest side of the Twin Cities. Why take I-35/I-35W to I-494 when you can cut through Prior Lake? As a result traffic levels on CR60/CR21 will continue to grow until it becomes unbearable for both commuters and Prior Lake residents! What should be happening NOW is land acquisition for a bypass around Prior Lake, to be built 10+ years down the road.
    6) In the meantime we need to rebuild the intersections in downtown Prior Lake to handle the worst-case scenario: RUSH HOURS. Even then, as traffic levels increase, it will eventually look and feel like a perpetual rush hour downtown. Remember what downtown Shakopee used to be like when US169 went through it? That's what we'll eventually have here, with the accompanying noise and complaints.
    7) A roundabout is the most efficient way to move traffic through the 13/21 intersection. A traffic light is not. However, it's also the most dangerous for walkers, joggers and cyclists to navigate - even if there are marked crosswalks. Why? Because drivers will be focused on the traffic to the left of them and not pedestrians or cyclists crossing the road in front of them.
    8) I don't like the idea of closing off Main Avenue at CR21. However, a traffic light there would be inappropriate. A roundabout would be OK - just OK - except during rush hours. But regardless it would still be difficult for pedestrians and cyclists to cross CR21 on Main Avenue.
    9) Now, having said that, how many vehicles cross CR21 on Main Avenue vs. CR21 on Arcadia? From my perspective an Arcadia crossing serves the police department and city hall staff and visitors more than it serves the general public, unlike the crossing at Main Avenue and CR21.
    10) If there is a roundabout at SR13 & CR21 there will HAVE to be a roundabout (or traffic signal) at Duluth and CR21. Otherwise it will eventually become nearly impossible to turn from northbound Duluth to westbound CR21 because there won't be many breaks in the westbound traffic.
    11) Ever been to Oshkosh, Wisconsin? Exit US41 and you immediately find yourself traveling through roundabout after roundabout. Want to travel from the east side of 41 to the west side? Then be prepared to drive through four (4!) roundabouts to do so!! I'm not kidding. It has to be the most confusing area to drive through in the upper Midwest! And I certainly don't want to see that repeated here, with an overabundance of roundabouts that can confuse even seasoned drivers.
    12) Although I like the idea of a roundabout at Main Avenue and CR21 there just would not be enough distance between the two to be effective. You need at least a full city block between roundabouts (think about SR19 in New Prague) and the distance between SR13 and Main Avenue is only about half a block. Regardless of time of day traffic would move slowly between the two roundabouts.

  • Additional comments or input? (Optional.)
    No response.
  • On a scale of 1 (best value) to 4 (least value), which of the alternatives do you feel provides the best value to the roadway system?
    • 1 = best value - A2
    • 2 - B1
    • 3 - A1
    • 4 = least value - B2
  • Additional comments or input? (Optional.)
    No response.
  • Which of the potential alternatives could you support? (Choose all that apply.)
    • B-2 (Main with roundabout at TH 13)
  • Additional comments or input? (Optional.)

    Error: You have two (2) Option B-1s. I checked the second Option B-1 assuming you meant B-2.

  • Which, if any, of the potential alternatives could you not support? (Please select 1.)
    • A-1 (Arcadia with Traffic Signal at TH 13)
  • Additional comments or input? (Optional.)
    No response.
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