9/2/2022 1:08:00 PM Road numbering revised by Board
Chisago County has lost three county roads in its system. These stretches of roadway did not disappear, but they switched over from county road status to County State Aid Highway or CSAH designation. It’s all part of the process of responding to the ever-changing flow of state aid and local funding and, County Engineer Joe Triplett added, “driver confusion.”
The County Board heard Triplett at the most recent Board meeting explain that the county “...needs to be very careful and strategic in how it designates and revokes the existing (county) mileage.”
~ County Road 86 now performs more like a County State Aid Highway and 2.3 miles of it has been so-designated. It is now CSAH 35 between Furuby Road and Highway 95.
~ County Road 76 (Redwing and 350th) is now a CSAH and is numbered 21.
~ County Road 59 a basically one-mile stretch between Falcon and Forest Boulevard, is now CSAH 40.
The commissioners also did some housekeeping, in the case of Center City. The local segment of CSAH 32 reverted to the city years ago but nobody can find the paperwork. The commissioners easily re-voted and approved the 900 feet of old
#32 as belonging to the city.
And, as the saying goes— what the government giveth the government taketh away— landing two new road sections on the county system. ~ CSAH 9 between 460th and Forest Blvd. is the new County Highway 85.
~ CSAH 9 between Rush Lake Road and 520th St. is now County Highway 94.
Furthermore, the numbering is a key part of the system layout. Some CSAH roads renumbered included...CSAH 9 is now #31 between CSAH 7 and CSAH 1.
CSAH 9 is changed to 40 from #59 to 7. And, CSAH 9 is now CSAH 3 all the way to the countyline.