Road Work Updates

Upcoming Southbound Richfield Parkway Daytime Closures—June 14 to July 2

Southbound Richfield Parkway will be closed from Bloomington Ave to 65th Street weekdays between 7:00am and 3:30pm from June 14 to July 2 as part of the RYA Apartments redevelopment project. The closure and signage will be taken down each night and the route open to traffic outside of these hours. Southbound traffic will be routed down Bloomington to 66th street and northbound travel will be maintained as normal. There will be no left turns allowed out of Cedar Point Commons north of 65th street during this closure. Please direct any questions to Civil Engineer Olivia Wycklendt at 612-861-9789.

Full Closure at Portland & Highway 62

On Tuesday, June 8th Portland Avenue will be fully closed between Highway 62 and 64th Street in Richfield. The closure will be lifted by end-of-day Friday June 11th. Residents and Water Plant personnel will have local access to their properties from the closure at 64th St. & Veterans Park access will be maintained as well. Hennepin County contractors working on the Portland Avenue Bike Gap/Mill & Overlay need to relocate fire hydrants in the area which will require a 12-14’ deep excavation and necessitates a full closure for safety. The official detour will be Highway 62 to Highway 77 to 66th Street and crews will reopen Portland as soon as possible once work is complete. Questions or concerns related to this closure can be directed to Civil Engineer Olivia Wycklendt at owycklendt@richfieldmn.gov.

Orange Line BRT work to begin May 24th

Work on Metro Transit’s D-Line BRT project is scheduled to start in Richfield the week of May 24th. While no major work is scheduled for next week, preparation for the work including traffic control and erosion control measures will be implemented. This will be happening on Portland Avenue at 66th St, 70th, 73rd, and 77th. The D-Line BRT will provide faster more frequent service, pre-boarding fare payment for faster stops, neighborhood-scale stations with amenities at the above intersections, enhanced security, and larger specialized BRT busses. Please contact Civil Engineer Olivia Wycklendt with any questions related to this project throughout construction.


PENN AVE UTILITY WORK MAY 17TH

On Monday May 17th, Penn Ave from 66th St to Crosstown/Hwy 62 will have individual lanes closed northbound & southbound for utility work in preparation for Hennepin County’s mill and overlay project later this summer. Richfield Public Works utility crews will be prepping manholes and valves for the upcoming county project. While work is anticipated to be completed within the week, there is a likelihood that it could extend to the week of the 24th. The first phase of this project will see the middle two lanes closed before crews move to the outside lanes. Business access will be maintained for the duration of the project, however, traffic will be unable to cross Penn Ave at certain intersections during the work. Some traffic impacts are expected during peak hours, but are unavoidable.

64TH AND 2ND CLOSURE

The intersection of 64th St and 2nd Ave will be fully closed to traffic from 6am Monday, May 17th until 3pm Tuesday, May 18th for patching operations due to poor pavement conditions following water main repairs this winter. Detour signs will be posted while this closure is in place.


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

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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!

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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!