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"Six-mile stretch of Hwy. 212 opens in Eden Prairie"

Original article found in the Star Tribune.

A new section of highway opened on Friday. Highway 212 now runs non-stop between the Eden Prairie mall area to Chaska and highway 41. It will even extend to 494.

This new road opening up will relieve a lot of traffic in that area. The stretch of road is six miles long and four lanes wide. The highway has new interchanges which opened up as well. These are at Powers Boulevard, highway 101, and highway 41. Yet, this is only the beginning.

Highway 212 is being improved all over the southwest portion of the suburbs of Minneapolis. This new section of road is being named highway 312, but in the future, the entire highway will be rerouted. However, this will not be done until fall of 2008.