Thursday, May 16, 2013
The consternation that marked a January meeting on the proposed reconstruction of a portion of Pilot Knob Road was nowhere in sight last week.
After rejecting Dakota County's Pilot Knob Road corridor study findings in January as premature and harmful to local businesses, the Eagan City Council came around to the idea last week. At a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 7, the council unanimously approved the county's long-term recommendation to add a third southbound lane to Pilot Knob through the Pilot Knob and Yankee Doodle Road intersection to improve flow. The plan also calls for the eventual elimination of the Wells Fargo driveway entrance just north of that intersection and several other improvements. The improvements are needed, county officials say, to relieve heavy traffic and reduce accident risks on a .36-mile-long stretch between Yankee Doodle Road and Central Parkway. In …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Dakota County officials, Eagan City Council members and a handful of local business owners sparred over the future of a busy portion of Pilot Knob Road on Tuesday night.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us After conducting a months-long traffic study on a portion of Pilot Knob Road in Eagan, Dakota County officials finally submitted a recommendation to the Eagan City Council for review. But the proposal ran into a wall of opposition at a Tuesday night meeting from council members and local business leaders. Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire rejected the recommendation during a heated debate, calling it "premature", "inflexible" and harmful to local businesses along the roadway. Pilot Knob Road has been under county scrutiny for months. County officials seek to relieve heavy traffic congestion on a .36-mile-long stretch between Yankee Doodle Road and …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Eagan City Council plans to huddle up with local legislators at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday during a regular council meeting. The Pilot Knob Road corridor study is also on the agenda.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us The Eagan City Council will convene at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday night at City Hall to hold a special council meeting. Here's a preview of a selection of agenda items the council is expected to discuss. For a full agenda, click here.