65TH STREET RECONSTRUCTION – NICOLLET TO 66TH ST./RAE DR.
65th Street Virtual Open House is now live until June 8th!
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.
WHERE WE’RE AT
Engineering staff is moving forward with the preliminary design of the 65th Street Reconstruction Project. The 65th St. “Phase 1” project was paused last August to better align with potential redevelopment in the area. This year, we are picking up where we left off and focusing on the entire length of 65th Street from Nicollet Ave. to Rae Drive/66th Street and we are also including pedestrian improvements along Lyndale from 64th to 66th Street.