Road Work Updates

Nicollet Avenue Reconstruction Open House #3 – Thursday, February 29th, 2024!

Join us Thursday, February 29th from 4:30-6:30pm for the third Nicollet Avenue Reconstruction Open House at the Richfield Community Center! Learn more about the project beforehand by visiting the Nicollet Ave Reconstruction Project page.

2023 End of Season 65th Street Reconstruction Project Update

  • As of November 22nd, all utility work and major roadway work is completed for the project. Traffic is open for all roads that were previously impacted by the project.
  • The lighting contractor will continue to tweak and resolve any lighting issues on the project.
  • While the project is substantially completed, there are some outstanding items that will need to be addressed in the spring time. This includes but is not limited to landscaping, irrigation repairs, and striping of some lanes and crosswalks throughout the project site.
  • Despite several unanticipated challenges throughout the project, the City would like to thank its residents and business owners for their cooperation and patience over the course of this project. We hope you enjoy the new road and infrastructure!

    

77th St/Lyndale Traffic Signal and Pedestrian Improvements

October 23rd, 2023 update:

  • The electrical contractor has finished the new signal system and is operational.
  • The removal of the old signal system has been completed.
  • Concrete work on the west side of the intersection is complete.
  • All that is remaining is the restoration and final punch list work.

 

Project background:

  • The 77th St./Lyndale Avenue intersection is being reconstructed in preparation for the I-494 Project 1 reconstruction project.
  • This intersection will be getting all new traffic signal equipment including signal mast arms, control devices, and supporting infrastructure.
  • The work will also include updating the pedestrian curb ramps to the latest ADA standards and removing the eastbound “free right” turn island to provide for improved safety.
  • In addition, a GPS time clock will be added at Lyndale Avenue South and 76th Street to provide signal coordination between 76th and 77th Streets to improve traffic flow through the area
  • Please contact Richfield Civil Engineer Jake Whipple with any questions at 612-861-9349 or jwhipple@richfieldmn.gov.

 


77th Street Underpass is Open to the Public!

  • 77th St Underpass officially opened to the public on June 30th. This includes the new segment of Richfield Parkway, which connects 76th St to 77th St just south of the existing 18th Avenue.
  • New infrastructure installed includes stormwater and sanitary mains, additional parking along Washington Park, and a total of 4 new bridges to manage the main drive lanes and on and off ramps of TH 77.
  • Washington Park also has two new soccer fields. Turf is still currently being established, so residents are reminded to stay off the fields until they are fully open with soccer goals in place in Fall 2023.
  • The contractor will be completing some punch list items including landscaping and fencing throughout the project over the next few months. All major construction for the project is now complete!


I-494: Edina to Richfield

Project Background
MnDOT is currently reconstructing I-494 from Edina to Richfield (East Bush Lake Road to 12th Avenue) to add E-ZPass lanes, reconfigure the I-35W/I-494 interchange, and reconstruct several bridges between I-35W and Highway 77. Construction began in 2023 and is expected to continue through 2026. More information can be found at MnDOT’s project website.

Traffic Impacts (updated 11/13/23)

The best way to keep track of traffic impacts for the I-494 project is to sign up for email updates through MnDOT’s website.

Project Contacts:

MnDOT Project email: Info@i494Construction.com
MnDOT Project hotline: 651-583-6435

Questions about impacts to travel in Richfield: Matt Hardegger, Richfield Transportation Engineer, 612-861-9792