65TH STREET RECONSTRUCTION- PHASE 1
To improve the pavement conditions, replace deteriorating sidewalks, and upgrade aging underground utilities while improving operational safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles.
The original scope of the 65th Street Reconstruction Project was 66th St/Rae Drive to Nicollet Avenue. It was determined through pavement and utility condition assessments that this project could be delayed until 2021; however, potential redevelopment (The HUB) along the segment from Grand Avenue to Nicollet Avenue will necessitate road and utility reconstruction in 2020. Therefore, the project has been divided into two smaller projects:
- Phase 1- Nicollet Avenue to Grand Avenue
- Phase 2- Grand Avenue to Rae Drive/66th Street
The scope of the project also includes an examination of pedestrian crossings along Nicollet Avenue for potential improvements as part of the planned 2020 mill and overlay of the roadway by Hennepin County.