Past Projects

PORTLAND AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION

PURPOSE

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

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

TIMELINE

  • Project Visioning and Public Involvement – 2013-2014
  • Preparation of Plans and Specifications – 2014-2015
  • Construction – 2015-2016

PROJECT FINANCING

  • Federal Highway STP Funds
  • City of Richfield State Aid Funds
  • Hennepin County Public Works

PROJECT FUNDING

    • Federal: $3,500,000
    • County: $750,000
    • City: $4,600,000
    • Total: $8,900,000

WEST RICHFIELD STORMWATER IMPROVEMENT

PURPOSE

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

PROJECT ELEMENTS

      • 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
        • Solar
        • Reduction in lighting at specified times

PROJECT BENEFITS

      • 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)

TIMELINE

      • Final Design – December 2015
      • Bidding – February 2016
      • Award Contract – March 2016
      • Start Construction – March 2016
      • Finish Contstruction – August/September 2016

PROJECT FINANCING

    • City of Richfield Storm Water Bonds

70TH STREET BICYCLE ROUTE

The City’s Complete Streets PolicyBicycle Master Plan, and Guiding Principles established goals for multimodal transportation options for Richfield residents. This project added over 2 miles of planned bicycle routes on 70th Street from Lyndale Avenue to Cedar Avenue.

This project provides safer bicycle connections to:

  • Richfield Senior High School;
  • Augsburg Park;
  • Augsburg Library;
  • Richfield Community Center;
  • Richfield Dual Language School;
  • Richfield STEM School; and,
  • Christian Park

The 70th Street Bicycle Route provides connections to the City’s existing bicycle facilities on Nicollet Avenue (bikeable shoulder), Portland Avenue (off-street trail and on-street bicycle lanes), Bloomington Avenue (on-street bicycle lanes) and the new off-street Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail along Cedar Avenue. This route also connects to Metro Transit Bus Routes on Lyndale, Nicollet, Portland, and Bloomington Avenues.

PROJECT ELEMENTS

  • Bicycle route pavement markings and signs
  • New street name signs with “bicycle route” designation
  • “No Parking” restrictions on the north side of 70th from approximately Nicollet Ave to 18th Avenue

TIMELINE

  • Public Input and Preliminary Design – Summer 2016
  • Final Design – Fall/Winter 2016
  • Construction – Summer 2017

PROJECT FINANCING

  • Design – Three Rivers Park District
  • Construction Administration – Three Rivers Park District
  • Construction Funding – Federal and Municipal State Aid

PROJECT MAP

Northwest Bicycle Route

PROJECT DETAILS

Portland and 70th Detail
70th St Bicycle Route Detail

PUBLIC INPUT

  • Transportation Commission Meetings – June 1 and August 3, 2016 (7:00 pm at Richfield Municipal Center)
  • Public Open House – July 19, 2016
  • City Council – August 23, 2016

NORTHWEST RICHFIELD BICYCLE ROUTES

The City’s Complete Streets PolicyBicycle Master Plan, and Guiding Principles established goals for multimodal transportation options for Richfield residents. This project added over 2.5 miles of planned bicycle routes in Northwest Richfield, (north of 66th Street and west of I-35W). The streets in this same area were milled and overlaid in 2015. The new pavement markings are applied to implement the bicycling network after the mill and overlay is completed in a section of the City.

PROJECT ELEMENTS

Features of the project included:

  • Bicycle Route Pavement Markings and Signs
  • New Street Name Signs
  • New 10’ Multi-use Path construction from Russell Avenue to Newton Avenue (adjacent to the MnDOT noise walls for Highway 62)

OPEN HOUSE – MAY 24, 2016

Display Boards

TIMELINE

Construction began and was completed in 2016.

PROJECT MAP


69TH STREET PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The City’s Comprehensive PlanSidewalk PolicyComplete Streets Policy, and Guiding Principles established goals for pedestrian facilities on collector roadways and improved multimodal transportation options for Richfield residents. This project adds over a 1/2 mile of planned pedestrian facilities on 69th Street from Xerxes Avenue to Penn Avenue, which was an identified gap in the pedestrian network.

This project provides safer pedestrian connections to:

  • Penn Avenue commercial district
  • Edina commercial district

The 69th Street improvements also accommodate bicycles on this planned bicycle route identified in the approved Bicycle Master Plan. This route also connects to the Metro Transit bus route on Penn Avenue.

PROJECT MAP

PROJECT ALTERNATIVES

  • Sidewalk with boulevard
  • Sidewalk without boulevard
  • “On-street” path

PUBLIC INPUT

  • Public Open House – August 24, 2016 (4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Jefferson Park)
  • Transportation Commission Meeting – September 7, 2016 (7:00 pm at Richfield’s Municipal Center)
  • City Council – October 2016 (pending determination of funding source)

TIMELINE

  • Public Input and Design – Summer 2016
  • Construction – Fall 2016/Spring 2017 (pending funding)

PROJECT FINANCING

The project’s funding source has not been identified at this time.


CENTERPOINT ENERGY MAIN REPLACEMENT

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CenterPoint Energy has hired Michels Corporation to replace gas mains and service lines in Richfield ahead of the 6-Year Mill and Overlay Project.

PROJECT ELEMENTS

2017 Mill and Overlay Area

Nicollet Avenue

76th Street

TIMELINE

Construction started the summer of 2016.

INFORMATION HOTLINE

612-321-5369

RESTORATION QUESTIONS

612-321-5042


TAFT LAKE/LEGION LAKE WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

taftPURPOSE

Improved the in-lake water quality of Taft Lake by utilizing a regional approach to storm water management for areas in the City that are located within the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.

GRAPHICS

PROJECT ELEMENTS

Features and benefits of the project are:

  • Water Reuse Infiltration System
  • Native Prairie Restoration and Buffers
  • Grit Chambers
  • Flocculation Treatment
  • Flocculation Treatment System for In-lake Water
  • Construction of Richfield Parkway North Connection
  • Removal of Taft Lake Frontage Road

TIMELINE

Construction began July 2013 and lasted through mid September 2013.

PROJECT FINANCING

The Taft Lake/Legion Lake Water Quality Improvement Project was a cooperative effort between the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) and the City of Richfield. The capital costs will be financed by the MCWD and the ongoing maintenance costs will be paid for by the City using fees collected through the Storm Water Utility.

FEASIBILITY

Feasibility Study


MN/DOT & HENNEPIN COUNTY PROJECTS

MN/DOT HIGHWAY PROJECTS

  • I-35W – Fact Sheet
  • T.H. 62 – Xerxes Ave Bridge Re-deck (Project Complete – 2015
  • WB Auxiliary Lane Construction (Project Complete – 2015)
  • T.H. 77

HENNEPIN COUNTY ROAD PROJECTS


NOKOMIS-MINNESOTA RIVER REGIONAL TRAIL

THREE RIVERS PARK DISTRICT

icrt-map-overview_001PURPOSE

In an effort to fill a missing gap within this vast regional network, Three Rivers Park District (TRPD) undertook significant planning efforts in the development of the Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail (formerly known as the Intercity Regional Trail (ICRT)). The trail extends from Lake Nokomis Parkway to the 86th Street Bikeway in Bloomington. The trail is jointly operated and maintained by the TRPD, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and the City of Bloomington.

TRPD developed the Intercity Regional Trail Master Plan in 2012, and has been fully adopted by the Cities of Minneapolis, Richfield, and Bloomington. Alignment options were considered and presented in a number of public meetings. A preferred alignment was selected and approved by the TRBP and the Councils of all three cities. The trail extends from Lake Nokomis Parkway to the 86th Street Bikeway in Bloomington, primarily using the Cedar Avenue alignment.

PROJECT ELEMENTS

Features and benefits of the project are:

  • New 10’ Trail Construction
  • New Ped/Bike Bridge over I-494
  • Bridge modifications over TH 62
  • Kiosks, signage, and other trail amenities
  • Boulevard and Boulevard Trees in some locations

TIMELINE

Construction began in 2015 and was completed in 2016.

PROJECT FINANCING

  • Federal Funds
  • Three Rivers Park District

THREE RIVERS PROJECT WEBSITE