Welcome to the Southwest Corridor Transportation Coalition (SWCTC).
The Coalition is comprised of local government officials, business owners and other concerned residents. The Coalition has been advocating for transportation improvements in our area for many years.
The work of the Coalition has resulted in:
- Widening of TH 5 from I-494 west to four lanes
- Construction of New Highway 212 from I-494 in Eden Prairie to TH 41
- Safety improvements in Carver, after many years of delay.
Currently, the Coalition is advocating for safety improvements to Highway 5 and continued work to expand and improve US Highway 212 west of Chaska.
It’s the 10 Year Anniversary of the opening of the new Highway 212 segment between Eden Prairie and Carver!
The highway has helped reduce accidents and improve economic growth in the area. There’s even a medical center named Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska! The Carver County Community Development Agency credits their growth to the Highway 212 extension, along with other major highway improvements. Carver County has become one of the fastest growing counties in the state of Minnesota. The Available Properties page on the City of Carver website has a section dedicated to “US Highway 212 Development Opportunities“.
The highway has also allowed the expansion of mass transit. There are now four Park and Ride stations in Chaska, Chanhassen, Carver and Eden Prairie that lead to Downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota, Normandale Community College and the Best Buy campus (read more from the Chaska Herald).
It’s clear that this long sought-after improvement has been a positive for many. Below are some photos from the original opening ceremonies.