PORTLAND AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION
Improved the pavement conditions, replaced deteriorating sidewalks, and upgraded aging underground utilities while improving operational safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles. Additionally, the project focused on an increased livability of the corridor through enhanced aesthetics, landscaping amenities, transit facilities, and traffic calming measures.
The City of Richfield worked with Hennepin County and developed a preliminary design plan for the reconstruction of Portland Avenue. The approximate limits of the project were 67th Street to 77th Street.
COUNCIL APPROVED CROSS-SECTION
- Approved Cross-Section (Approved by City Council April 22, 2014)
APRIL 6TH, 2016 KICK-OFF TO CONSTRUCTION OPEN HOUSE
APRIL 3RD, 2014 OPEN HOUSE INFO
JANUARY 22ND, 2014 OPEN HOUSE INFO
OCTOBER 10TH, 2013 OPEN HOUSE INFO
- Project Visioning and Public Involvement – 2013-2014
- Preparation of Plans and Specifications – 2014-2015
- Construction – 2015-2016
- Federal Highway STP Funds
- City of Richfield State Aid Funds
- Hennepin County Public Works
- Federal: $3,500,000
- County: $750,000
- City: $4,600,000
- Total: $8,900,000
WEST RICHFIELD STORMWATER IMPROVEMENT
Improved flooding issues on Newton Avenue at 66th Street and Logan Avenue at 67th Street. Previously, 44 acres flow to Logan Avenue storm sewer from the 66th Street system. The Logan Avenue storm sewer pipe from 66th Street heading south was undersized, flat, and frequently backed up causing localized flooding in the area. Installing the 6′ x 3′ box culvert through Monroe Park provided relief to the Logan Avenue storm sewer system.
MARCH 2, 2016 OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION
OCTOBER 20, 2015 OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION
- Installed a 6′ x 3′ box culvert through Monroe Park from 66th to 68th Street and James Avenue from 68th to 69th Street.
- Added stormwater storage area to Monroe Park and added drain pipes.
- Full street reconstruction of James Avenue from 68th to 69th Street (curb and gutter, aprons, and asphalt).
- Reconstruction of sanitary, storm, and watermain on James Avenue from 68th to 69th Street.
- Planted storm water buffers to Monroe Park (native and ornamental plantings, butterfly gardens). Please see Displays from the October 20, 2015 Open House for locations.
- Removed invasive species on the northeast end of Monroe Park.
- Replaced trail lighting with LED, ideas reviewed were:
- Motion sensing
- Reduction in lighting at specified times
- Solved multiple flooding issues in the neighborhood
- Added flood protection to residents
- Increased playable space in the park
- Eliminated operational costs (removes 2 lift stations)
- Final Design – December 2015
- Bidding – February 2016
- Award Contract – March 2016
- Start Construction – March 2016
- Finish Contstruction – August/September 2016
- City of Richfield Storm Water Bonds