Washington County is leading a project to identify and construct road improvements on County Highway 13. This second phase of the project is part of a larger project to improve the pavement and safety of Ideal Avenue/Olson Lake Trail between Stillwater Blvd. and 50th Street. The first phase of the project was constructed in 2017, the second phase of the project is planned for construction in 2022, and the third phase of this project is planned for construction in 2023.
The area north of the 4Front campus (Former 3M property) is planned for development including single and multi-family housing and open space/parks. More information related to this proposed development can be found here. This road project will consider future growth in traffic volumes due to this proposed development.
Phase 2 - Ideal Avenue (County Highway 13) from County Highway 14 (34th Street) to 44th Street in the Cities of Oakdale and Lake Elmo
Improve intersection controls and safety of intersecting streets between 36th and 44th Streets
Improve and extend the life of the pavement
Improve surface water drainage
Continue the north-south trail segments along the west side of the road