65TH STREET RECONSTRUCTION – NICOLLET TO 66TH ST./RAE DR.
To improve the pavement conditions, replace deteriorating sidewalks, and upgrade aging underground utilities while improving operational safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles.
The project goals for the 65th Street Reconstruction are adapted from the City’s Pedestrian Master Plan, Safe Routes to School Comprehensive Plan and the Richfield 2040 Comprehensive Plan Transportation Chapter along with the following City of Richfield’s Guiding Principles:
- Connectivity and Public Realm
- Local Economy
- Design for People
- Community Character & Identity
- Sustainable Solutions
- Healthy and Active Lifestyles
- Unique Location
This project provides an opportunity to address a long-time flooding issue in the area of 65th Street and the HUB shopping center. Currently, this area is served by undersized storm infrastructure that is unable to adequately handle the more frequent, high intensity storms that have become more common. The design solution will apply a regional approach to alleviate the flooding commonly experienced along 65th Street, 66th Street, and the surrounding area.