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Rep. Rehm invites Chanhassen and Chaska neighbors to attend public open house on Highway 5 predesign

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

St. Paul, Minn. - State Rep. Lucy Rehm (DFL-Chanhassen) invites community members residing in Chanhassen and Chaska to attend a public open house meeting with Carver County on Sept. 27 to learn more about the Highway 5 Improvements and 82nd Street Project.

“Now that the legislature has approved legislation I carried to deliver $20 million in highway improvements to Highway 5, Carver County is working on preliminary predesign and is asking the public to weigh in,” said Rep. Rehm.  “We’ve seen a need for these big fixes to Highway 5 for quite some time, and I'm excited to see the project moving forward.”

Highway improvements will reduce traffic congestion, improve road safety, enhance walking and bicycling conditions and connections, respect the environment, and connect local destinations. The open house is on Wednesday, September 27th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Arboretum, Oswald Visitor Center in Chaska (3685 Arboretum Drive, Chaska). Construction is slated to begin in the Fall of 2025 through the Fall of 2027. You can find more details on the County’s website here.

Representative Lucy Rehm serves on the Sustainable Infrastructure, Education Finance, Agriculture Finance and Policy, and the Climate and Energy Finance and Policy House Committees. All constituents are invited to attend and bring questions and comments. Rep. Rehm can be reached by phone at 651-296-5066 or by email at