Road Work Updates
65th Street Reconstruction “On the Corner” Project Meeting to be held at the 65th/Blaisdell cul-de-sac August 11th at 4pm!
Residents are encouraged to attend bi-weekly “on the corner” meetings to get face to face updates on the state of the 65th St. Reconstruction Project from City Staff and Contractor. At the meeting residents are encouraged to ask questions about the project, voice any concerns, and learn about anticipated work schedule and impacts in the coming weeks. These meetings will be held every other Thursday while construction is occurring.
65th Street Reconstruction is underway!
The 65th Street Reconstruction Project officially broke ground Monday! This project will improve pavement conditions, replace deteriorating sidewalks and curb, and upgrade aging underground utilities while improving operational safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles. The project will span from 66th St/Rae Drive to Nicollet Avenue and is expected to last through fall 2023.
Work over the next few weeks will be concentrated on the eastbound lanes of 65th St from 66th St/Rae Dr to Woodlake Dr near the Village Shores and Woodlake Point buildings and this portion of the road is closed for eastbound travel. Westbound travel will be maintained for the time being but parking on both sides of 65th St west of Woodlake Dr is now prohibited.
The contractor is also doing water main work on Nicollet Avenue just south of 65th. 65th eastbound is closed at Pillsbury and traffic should use 66th street instead. Northbound Nicollet can no longer turn left to westbound 65th and there is no access to northbound Nicollet from 65th. Access to Wells Fargo in the area is still open.
The main takeaway for the next few weeks is that any travel on 65th St will be difficult and closures will be encountered. Avoid the area unless you live or have immediate business needs along 65th St. Post office access remains but their parking lot is small, residents are advised to park in designated parking areas on 65th closer to Lyndale and walk to the post office if possible. Please direct any questions to Civil Engineer Olivia Wycklendt at 612-861-9789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 16th, 2022 77th Street Underpass Construction Update!
- Final grading and landscaping for Washington Park will occur over the next few weeks.
- Later this month crews will begin constructing a retaining wall along the TH 77 on ramp which takes Northbound traffic on TH 77 to westbound 494.
- Work continues through this week on the bridge sills and approach panels for the bridge which will take southbound TH 77 traffic to westbound 494.
- The third bridge of the project is currently having its footings and stems being poured. This bridge will take westbound traffic off of 494 to northbound TH 77.
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!