Road Work Updates
LYNDALE AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION
2020 Crack Sealing to Begin in October!
The 2020 crack sealing project is set to begin in October and should last 2-3 weeks. Streets that were milled and overlaid in 2017 and 2018 will receive crack sealing treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long will the crack sealing take on each street? Typically less than 30 minutes per block.
What does crack sealing entail? The contractor will be cleaning and sealing cracks in the road surface with a flexible rubber-like material. A bio-degradable white paper, resembling toilet paper, is placed over the sealant to protect it from traffic until it has cooled. The crack sealing helps to limit infiltration of water into the pavement, thereby minimizing the formation of potholes and extending the life of the roadway.
My street was just repaved, why is it cracking already? It is typical for cracks to form in pavement over time, even within the first few years after paving. By sealing the cracks now, when they are small, we can minimize the impact that they have on roadway.
Do we need to move our cars? How long do we need to stay off my street? Please refrain from parking on the street if possible over the next 2-3 weeks between 7am and 8pm. You can drive and park on the roadway as soon as the work is complete; you will notice the freshly sealed cracks with white paper when the work is complete.
How long will the project last? The project is expected to last two to three weeks, weather depending.
2020 Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Work Resumed April 6th!
Starting Monday, April 6, the City’s contractor returned to town to wrap-up the Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Project. Traffic impacts are expected to be minimal and only 2-4 weeks of active work are expected. As always, contact the Lyndale Ave project hotline at 612-861-9793 with questions or concerns.
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 will be wrapping up loose ends and completing final punch list items along the corridor. Following that, the project is complete!
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!
ACCELERATED MILL AND OVERLAY PROJECT
The Accelerated 6-year Mill and Overlay Project will be entering its final year in 2020. In 2019, concrete crews repaired curb and gutter and manhole/catch basins in the areas to be milled & overlaid in 2020.
77TH STREET UNDERPASS