Click this link to optimize Speak Up Scott County for screen readers Skip to Content
Speak Up Scott County
Peak Democracy

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
John Siskoff inside District4
October 14, 2017, 12:43 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? - B2
    • Which of the alternatives do you feel best supports a balance of local and regional traffic needs? (corridor mobility) - B2
    • Which of the alternatives do you feel best supports current businesses and future development in downtown Prior Lake? - B2
  • Additional comments or input? (Optional.)

    Blocking off main street is not a good idea.
    Concerning the TH 13/CH 21 Project Joint Meeting
    Following are my thoughts about the problem with traffic congestion on County Road #21/Main Street and Highway #13 in downtown Prior Lake.
    This is a multifaceted problem (traffic noise, speed/safety and congestion). I'm not convinced the consultants (Bolton and Menk) are completely in tune with the effects on neighborhoods along County Road 21.
    My concerns are not only with the congestion at Main St. and 13/Cty Rd 21, but also with the traffic noise and speeding vehicles that get to that intersection.
    There are too many trucks that aren't using the truck routes that the state has spent so much money constructing and reconstructing. I have witnessed this many times. Semi-tractor trailers and heavy duty trucks are using secondary county roads to get to and from Interstate 35W and Highway #169. Truckers are using secondary county roads (#8, #14, #16, #17, #18, #27, #42, #44, #69, #78, #82 and #83) to access Cty Rd 21. (A detailed explanation is available on request.)
    Many of the trucks coming and going from the Lakeville and Shakopee industrial parks aren't using the designed freeway systems, and they are abusing the secondary county roads to connect to Cty Rd 21.
    It's time to face reality. Cty Rd 21 from freeway #169 to Interstate 35W going through downtown Prior Lake never was, and never can be designed to handle the amount of traffic and heavy trucks it is experiencing today or what is projected in the future.
    Many cities did what Prior Lake did in the 1960s -- rerouted highways around their main streets. I'm not sure what possessed a quiet Prior Lake to even fathom the idea of turning an old railroad bed into "not only a two lane highway" but into a "four lane truck highway" extending from Hwy #169 to Interstate 35W!
    One solution would be to designate Eagle Creek Ave SE (Cty Rd 21) into a "Parkway." That would eliminate heavy trucks over GVW 9000# going through downtown off the road and lower the speed limit to 35 mph. 35E through downtown St Paul is a parkway, so there isn’t any reason why Prior Lake couldn't do the same with Cty Rd 21.
    The only other logical solution would be to bypass/reroute truck traffic off Cty Rd #21 around the downtown city area like Hwy #13 was done in the 1960s.
    **Noise Abatement/Quiet Asphalt Pavement: In the world today, noise has become one of the most pervasive forms of environmental pollution.
    Currently we have an average of 11,000+ vehicles traveling through Prior Lake on Cty Rd 21 every day. Most of the traffic is probably within an 18-hour period.
    That's averaging 611 vehicles in an hour, or 10 vehicles every
    minute converging on us. As I'm sitting here writing this
    in my residence with all the doors and windows closed, I can hear the truck exhaust
    drone/vibration, hum, rumbling sound or whatever you want to
    call it, load shifting and rattling along with erratic shift patterns. You can hear noise resonating from before the Wagon Bridge to past West Ave in either direction. This goes on almost all day long, every minute and a half to three minutes lasting more than 20 seconds. This is sensory bombardment (noise) torture as far as I'm concerned, and a serious health hazard.
    The vehicle noise restriction policy must be enforced. An all-vehicle and truck noise advisory sign should be placed at the city limits and upon entering town.
    Can you imagine the traffic noise, speed/safety and congestion problems we would experience with the proposed 22,000 vehicles going through Prior Lake every day? It isn't sustainable, and I suggest every City Council Member, Scott County Commissioner, Mayor of Prior Lake, highway engineers and other decision makers take a field trip for about an hour, and walk the stretch of Cty Rd 21 on both sides from the Wagon Bridge to Main Street.
    Experience for yourselves what the neighborhoods along Cty Rd 21 are experiencing.
    That isn't a lot to ask since any decisions you make will have short and long term effects that can change many lives, families and neighborhoods not only today, but for many years, perhaps a lifetime. Hopefully, the decisions you make will be the right decisions for the future of Prior Lake.
    Thank you,

  • 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 - B2
    • 2 - B1
    • 3 - A1
    • 4 = least value - A1
  • Additional comments or input? (Optional.)
    No response.
  • Which of the potential alternatives could you support? (Choose all that apply.)
    • B-1 (Main with Traffic Signal at TH 13)
    • B-2 (Main with roundabout at TH 13)
  • Additional comments or input? (Optional.)
    No response.
  • 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.
Speak Up Scott County is not a certified voting system or ballot box. As with any public comment process, participation in Speak Up Scott County is voluntary. The responses in this record are not necessarily representative of the whole population, nor do they reflect the opinions of any government agency or elected officials.

Your answers will NOT be saved

This is the form that was used to collect responses. It's here so you can try it and see how it worked when the topic was open.

The topic is now closed, and anything you enter into this form will not be saved.

Sign in and be yourself

Sign in and let others know who you are and what you think. You can sign in now or after you submit your response. You'll be able to read your response on this website and change it if you change your mind.

Read more about privacy >

Sign in and be someone

Sign in and let others know what you think. Only Peak Democracy will know who you are. You can sign in now or after you submit your response. You'll be able to read your response on this website and change it if you change your mind.

Read more about privacy >
* required

Be anonymous

We recommend against this option. Even though your response will be shared with staff, it won’t be shown on this public website so other community members won’t have the opportunity to see it.

Concerned about sharing your contact information with Peak Democracy?

Read more about privacy >

Read more about privacy >

Speak Up Scott County has two participation channels:

  • The Registered Channel: Sign in before or just after you submit your response. Either way, Peak Democracy will show your response on this website.
  • The Unregistered Channel: Don't sign in and remain anonymous. Peak Democracy will just share your response with Scott County staff.

Note: The first time you sign in, you'll need to register (establish an account on Speak Up Scott County). Registration is free.

The County of Scott has contracted with Peak Democracy to monitor responses shown on this website.

  • To prevent any single user from dominating the forum, the County of Scott restricts the number of responses any one user can post on selected topics. Registration helps Peak Democracy enforce this restriction.
  • Users, staff and government leaders often want to know the neighborhood from which a response is posted. Peak Democracy uses registration to show the neighborhood next to each response (not the address).
  • If a user posts a response that does not meet the County of Scott guidelines for civility, Peak Democracy uses the user's email address to invite the user to resolve the issue.

Peak Democracy will get your contact information. The company is under contract with the County of Scott to hold it in strict confidence per their privacy policy.

  • Since you'll see your own response on Speak Up Scott County, you'll be able to confirm that your response was posted as you intended.
  • You'll be able to change and/or delete your response as long as the topic is open.

Yes. Sign out, then set your privacy preference to be "No - just show it without my name to staff". You won't need to register.

While no authentication procedure can perfectly detect every fraudulent registration, Peak Democracy is able to secure the registered channel against systematic fraud: cases where users submit enough statements with fraudulent registrations to sway the overall interpretation of the feedback.

Peak Democracy is unable to secure the unregistered channel against systematic fraud, because unregistered users are anonymous.

Neither the registered nor the unregistered channel represent a certified voting system or ballot box - and that caveat is footnoted on every page of feedback. Instead, both are additional channels for feedback to government.

Users can participate on the registered channel (by signing in) or on the unregistered channel (by remaining anonymous). The County of Scott offers both channels in order to broaden participation and maximize decision makers' insights.

The registered channel enables users to assure decision makers that their feedback comes from a real person in a specific neighborhood. It also enables users to participate in a public discussion on the website, as well as manage their own response after posting it.

The unregistered channel is for users who want to provide quick feedback without registering, and/or whose privacy concerns would prevent them from participating if required to register. Because many users with valuable insights will only share them anonymously, this channel gives decision makers the option to consider those insights in their deliberations.

Peak Democracy is a non-partisan company whose mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. The County of Scott has contracted with Peak Democracy to administer Speak Up Scott County.

A1
A2
B1
B2
Which of the alternatives do you feel best preserves and enriches the character of downtown Prior Lake?
Which of the alternatives do you feel best accommodates safe and comfortable pedestrian movements around downtown Prior Lake?
Which of the alternatives do you feel best supports a balance of local and regional traffic needs? (corridor mobility)
Which of the alternatives do you feel best supports current businesses and future development in downtown Prior Lake?
* required
A1
A2
B1
B2
1 = best value
2
3
4 = least value
* required
A1
A2
B1
B2
1 = best value
2
3
4 = least value
* required
Choose at least 1 option
* required
* required
Check out our guidelines for civility
(You may be asked to solve a simple puzzle that is easy for humans but difficult for computers)

Fields marked with * are required

< Intro