Road Work Updates

Throughout April MnDOT will be hosting virtual listening sessions aimed at gathering feedback from the public on their proposed “Project 1” of the 494 Vision. Project 1 entails the 35W/494 Interchange improvements that would build the northbound 35W flyover ramp to westbound 494. Of particular interest to Richfield will be the highway ramp/access reconfiguration east of Lyndale. This part of Project 1 will see the elimination of all 494 ramps at 12th and Nicollet while at the same time Portland will be expanded to include full 494 access from both directions. Pedestrians in the area will be pleased to hear that the plans for Project 1 include an entirely new pedestrian bridge over 494 at Chicago Ave.
 
MnDOT is requesting that local agencies help spread the word on these engagement events, so please forward to your personal and professional networks in order to maximize input from Richfield!
 
To learn more about the proposed Project 1 and to provide MnDOT your feedback, please consider attending the upcoming listening sessions where your voice will be heard:
 
⚠️ 35W/494 Interchange Listening Sessions: April 6 & 27 at 5pm
 
⚠️ Nicollet, Portland, & 12th Access Reconfiguration: April 7 & 29 at 5pm
 

☑️ You can learn more about the I494 Vision and the proposed Project 1 at www.494openhouse.com and register for the upcoming listening sessions by visiting www.494openhouse.com/next-steps


77TH STREET UNDERPASS

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.

SCHEDULE:

Design: 2017-2020
Construction: Summer 2021-Spring 2023

MORE INFO


Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction

The Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction project was completed in Spring 2020. See below for our weekly project update videos.

Check out this awesome time-lapse of the final phase of construction near Lyndale and 66th Street:

Lyndale Reconstruction Podcast – That’s Rich(field) (Episode XXII)

November 14th, 2019, Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Video Update!

November 6th, 2019, Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Video Update!

October 28th, 2019, Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Video Update

October 23rd, 2019, Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Video Update

October 16th, 2019, Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Video Update

October 9th, 2019, Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Video Update

October 2nd, 2019, Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Video Update

September 25th, 2019, Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Video Update

September 18th, 2019, Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Video Update

September 11th, 2019, Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Video Update

September 5th, 2019, Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Video Update

August 28th, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

August 22nd, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

August 14th, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

August 8th, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

July 31st, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

July 24th, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

July 19th, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

July 10th, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

July 2nd, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

June 19th, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

June 12th, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

June 6th, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

May 31st, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

May 22nd, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

May 16th, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

May 8th, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

May 2nd, 2019, Lyndale Reconstruction Video Update

Thank you!

From the entire project team, we would like to thank all local businesses, residents and Lyndale Avenue users for your patience and cooperation during the entire project!

MORE LYNDALE AVENUE PROJECT INFO…


66TH STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

In 2020, the 66th Street contractor wrapped up loose ends and completed final punch list items along the corridor.

Corridor ready for all users!

While the construction addressed many things you won’t be able to see or instantly appreciate, there are many benefits you will be able to enjoy every day:

  • New traffic flow improvements, including roundabouts at Nicollet and Lyndale avenues
  • New pavement providing a smoother ride when traveling in a vehicle
  • New sidewalks and trails with a boulevard buffer between the road
  • New paths to use when bicycling
  • New turn lanes in key areas

Thank you!

From the entire project team, we would like to thank all local businesses, residents and 66th Street users for your patience and cooperation during the entire 66th Street project and for this final construction season!