66th Street Reconstruction

PURPOSE

To address the deteriorating pavement, utility and drainage concerns, non-motorized accommodations and storm water quality conditions. The goal is to design 66th Street to be safer, more livable, and welcoming to all users, while balancing potential impacts to residents and businesses along the corridor. The project extends from Xerxes Avenue on the west to 16th Avenue on the east.

LAYOUT

Full Project Layout (Washburn to 16th Avenue)
Full Project Landscaping Layout (New)

CONCEPTS

Layout 4B for east of 35W to 16th Avenue – Approved by City Council October 28, 2014
Full Project Layout
Minimal Impact Layout for Xerxes Avenue to Penn Avenue – Approved by City Council December 9, 2014

ROUNDABOUTS

Roundabouts were approved by City Council on February 24, 2015, on 66th Street at Lyndale Avenue and Nicollet Avenue intersections. Click here to visit the roundabout webpage for more information on roundabouts.

Sketch of 66th Street and Nicollet Avenue roundabout
Sketch of 66th Street and Lyndale Avenue roundabout

PROJECT TIMELINE

  • Project Visioning and Public Involvement – 2013-2014
  • Preparation of Plans and Specifications – 2014-2016
  • Construction – 2017-2018

PROJECT FUNDING SOURCES

  • Federal Highway STP Funds
  • Hennepin County Public Works
  • City of Richfield (MSA Funds, Street Reconstruction Bonds, Utilities, Xcel Rate Payers Fee)

HENNEPIN COUNTY PROJECT PAGE

Click here for Hennepin County’s Website

CITY OF RICHFIELD PROJECT PAGES

Click here for current project status
Click here for historical project information