Projects

LYNDALE AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION

PURPOSE            

To improve the pavement conditions, replace deteriorating sidewalks, and upgrade aging underground utilities while improving operational safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles. Additionally, the project will focus on an increased livability of the corridor through enhanced aesthetics, landscaping amenities, transit facilities, and traffic calming measures.

The approximate limits of the project are 66th Street to 76th Street.

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION

OPEN HOUSE- May 1, 2018

OPEN HOUSE – February 20, 2018

Traffic Analysis

OPEN HOUSE – November 29, 2017

OPEN HOUSE – October 25, 2017

TIMELINE

  • Project Visioning and Public Involvement – October 2017-February 2018
  • Preparation of Plans and Specifications – March 2018-December 2018
  • Construction – 2019                                             

PROJECT FINANCING

  • City of Richfield Street Reconstruction Bonds
  • City of Richfield Storm Water Bonds
  • City of Richfield State Aid Funds

CONTACT

For more information, contact:
Jack Broz, Transportation Engineer
612-861-9792 or jbroz@richfieldmn.gov


Richfield Parkway

PURPOSE            

As part of the Chamberlain Apartment project, the developer will be constructing two blocks of Richfield Parkway from 66th Street to 68th Street. A segment of 67th Street between Richfield Parkway and Cedar Avenue will also be reconstructed. The street project includes construction of water main, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, curb and gutter, roadway pavement, sidewalk, and regional trail.

LAYOUT

TIMELINE

Construction is expected to begin in 2018 with final completion in 2019.

 


ACCELERATED MILL AND OVERLAY PROGRAM

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To preserve the base life of the asphalt roads by implementing an accelerated mill and overlay program because Richfield roads are 20 years past their expected life.

The City Council is working with the Public Works Department to mill and overlay 85 of the 100 miles of Richfield’s residential streets. The remaining 15 miles have already been completed in conjunction with previous projects.

Concrete curb and gutter and manhole/catch basin work will take place each year previous to that areas mill and overlay.

PROJECT INFORMATION

TIMELINE

6 years, 2015-2020

FINANCING

Estimated cost of $20M will be funded through franchise fees.

PROJECT UPDATES AND PICTURES

Visit the Sweet Streets Facebook page  for updates and pictures.

PROJECT MAP

Accelerated Mill and Overlay Map
2018 Mill and Overlay Map
2018 Concrete Map

 


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 Landscaping Layout

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 learn more about roundabouts.

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Pictured above: Sketches of 66th and Lyndale Roundabout (Left) and 66th and Nicollet Roundabout (Right)

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 updates
Click here for historical project information


77TH STREET UNDERPASS

CLICK HERE FOR PROJECT STATUS UPDATES

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The 77th Street underpass will connect 77th Street east and west of Trunk Highway (TH) 77 (Cedar Avenue) to eliminate a gap in the minor reliever network. The project will connect Bloomington and Longfellow Avenues and address regional traffic issues on the I-494 corridor through Richfield and Bloomington.

OPEN HOUSE – January 18, 2018

CONCEPTS OPTIONS

PROJECT ELEMENTS

  • 4-lane road connecting 77th Street to the realigned Longfellow Avenue on the east side of TH 77.
  • Construct new bridge on TH 77 carrying TH 77 over 77th Street.
  • Reconstruct the southbound TH 77 to westbound I-494 ramp.
  • Reconstruct the westbound I-494 to northbound TH 77 ramp.
  • Construct a 6′ sidewalk along the south side of 77th Street.
  • Construct a 10′ multi-use regional trail along the north side of 77th Street, which links to Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail and the Intercity Regional Trail.

PROJECT BENEFITS

  • Provides Connections – Establishes a Regional, Multi-Modal Connection between the City of Richfield, the City of Bloomington, MSP International Airport, the Metro Transit South Garage, and the Mall of America.
  • Ease Congestion – Provides additional capacity to I-494 by removing local trips from the freeway.
  • Encourage Redevelopment – Promotes redevelopment along the south-eastern borders of Richfield that will provide a commercial “buffer” to protect neighborhoods from airport and highway impacts.

PROJECTED TIMELINE

  • Design Engineering – 2016-2018
  • Start Construction – 2019-2020
  • Schedule

PROJECT FINANCING

  • State Bonding (Local Road Improvement Program): $12,500,000
  • Hennepin County: $6,000,000
  • Federal: $7,000,000
  • Total Project Budget: $25,500,000

CENTERPOINT ENERGY-NICOLLET AVENUE PROJECT

PURPOSE

To replace the natural gas belt line system in Richfield and Bloomington along Nicollet Avenue from 67th Street to Old Shakopee Road.

TIMELINE

  • Open House– April 19th, 4-6 p.m., Richfield Community Center
  • Construction– Spring 2018 to Fall 2018

PROJECT CONTACTS

Project Questions- 612-321-5369

Communication Specialist- 612-321-5546

Restoration Questions- 612-321-5042

CENTERPOINT PROJECT WEBSITE

Click here for CenterPoint’s project website

 


MN/DOT & HENNEPIN COUNTY PROJECTS

MN/DOT HIGHWAY CURRENT PROJECTS

  • T.H. 77

HENNEPIN COUNTY ROAD CURRENT PROJECTS