Road Work Updates
September 16th 77th Street Underpass Construction Update
- The water main for the new Richfield Parkway has been installed, and permanent water hook ups for the neighboring apartments have been completed.
- CenterPoint Energy’s gas main removals will be completed this week, and their contractors are in the process of moving their equipment out and doing restoration work in the area.
- Prep work for a temporary bridge on Highway 77 is underway, which includes the necessary excavation and unloading of materials for the work. Starting next week, the installation of the temporary bridge footings will begin and is expected to take two weeks.
- Grading work is ongoing on the west side of the project in Richfield for the new segment of Richfield Parkway and changes to Washington Park.
- Going forward, you will notice Washington Park has fence installed around construction areas. The fencing is for the safety of the public and the construction teams, and residents are not allowed beyond this fence.
- Stormwater and sanitary sewer pipe jacking will continue over the next 3 weeks. Some storm sewer structures have been installed and will continue to go in as the project progresses.
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.
Construction: Summer 2021-Spring 2023
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:
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!
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
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!