County Highway 5 Pedestrian & Safety Improvement Project (Phase 2)
During construction, Washington County will send out updates on construction activity. The update will provide information on work that happened throughout the project and an update on the schedule. In addition, when applicable, there will be photos, maps, and other information so that residents and business owners can stay informed on the progress.
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2023 Construction Updates
County Highway 5 is an important north-south link in the City of Stillwater. However, it currently lacks adequate pedestrian and bicycle accommodations and connectivity among facilities. A study conducted in 2014 recommended ways to improve facilities and connections for pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as improving safety and mobility for motorists on County Highway 5.
- County Highway 5 from Pine Tree Trail to the south junction of Sycamore Street
- Resurface County Highway 5
- Stripe left turn lanes at Brick Street
- Replace damaged curb-and-gutter and catch basins
- Improve pedestrian accessibility and safety by replacing the existing sidewalks and adding a sidewalk on the west side from Wilkins Street to the south junction of Sycamore Street
Washington County, in coordination with the City of Stillwater, conducted a design study to develop a plan for pedestrian and traffic improvements on County Highway 5 in the City of Stillwater. The design study includes the entire corridor from Croixwood Boulevard to Highway 96 (Dellwood Road), except for the segment from Olive Street to Linden Street, and developed a slate of recommended future improvements to the corridor. The intersection of County Highway 5 and Myrtle Street (County Road 12) was not included in the study.
Through the study analysis and public input received, a slate of recommendations (PDF) were developed for future planning in the corridor. These improvements will be implemented subject to available funding and local approval. Washington County is proposing to construct, in 2018, a new traffic signal at Pine Street and a new trail connection on the west side of the roadway between Willard Street and Deer Path, providing a new link to connect the existing trails.
Open House #1 (March 11, 2014)
Displays from the Open House:
Open House #2 (May 28, 2014)
Displays from the Open House:
Public Comment Log
Public Comment Log (PDF) (Updated June 4, 2014)
View a log of all comments that have been received for the County Highway 5 Study.
Through the process of public involvement and consideration of the costs, benefits, and impacts of various potential improvements, a slate of recommendations was developed by the study team for each of the four study segments, which can be accessed below in PDF file format.
Neighborhood Meetings (March 26 - March 28, 2019)
Open House #1 (May 23, 2018)
Information from the Open House:
Construction is scheduled to begin spring/summer 2023.