Preliminary design and environmental review work has been conducted to determine the proposed design for a new interchange at County Highway (CH) 2 and Interstate (I-) 35. The proposed project is not currently programmed for final design or construction; however, Scott County plans to advance this project when funding becomes available.
A diverging diamond interchange (DDI) has been selected as the proposed design, see the Project Layout.
Prior to the preliminary design, Scott County, the City of Elko New Market, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation collaborated on this study to plan for the future transportation system needs. The interchange reconstruction at County Highway 2 and I-35 is currently not identified in the state or county 20-year plans as a project, and work from this effort will be used in future plan updates.