Road Work Updates
LYNDALE AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION
Don’t miss out on the Lyndale Reconstruction Kick-off Open House at Richfield City Hall on April 25th from 4-7pm! Please join the project staff and contractor to discuss the Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Project and learn about the expected project timeline and ask questions!
Ground breaking is tentatively set for the first week in May!
At the April 9, 2019 meeting Richfield City Council approved the final design layout for the Lyndale Avenue Project. Click here to view the Council approved preliminary design layout.
66TH STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Reconstruction returned the week of April 1st!
As of April 1st, you have seen construction activity pick up again on 66th Street (County Road 53). Weather permitting, crews will be working on final construction and permanent restoration activities and will continue to work through the summer.
Work scheduled for April:
Between Humboldt and Pleasant avenues:
- Lane shifts and traffic control set-up
- Relocation of underground utilities
- Sidewalk removal and replacement
- Permanent driveway restoration
Between 1st and 5th avenues:
- Lane shifts and traffic control set-up
- Removal of overhead power poles
- Sidewalk removal
For any properties that will experience temporary driveway access impacts, we will deliver print notifications in advance.
Later this spring
Crews will begin other activities, such as:
- Placing and grading topsoil in boulevards and yards
- Temporary and permanent seeding in boulevards and yards
- Permanent striping and paving
- Landscaping led by the City of Richfield
2018 Construction Highlights
During 2018, crews reconstructed 66th Street between Humboldt and Portland avenues, including:
- Replacing underlying soil to improve infrastructure support and drainage
- Updating the aging underground water main, storm and sanitary sewers to reduce needs to repair and replace pipes in the near future
- Replacing curbs and gutters and resurfacing the road to address deteriorating pavement and drainage concerns
- Moving overhead utilities underground (work will be completed throughout this winter)
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
In addition, all Metro Transit buses and bus stops have returned to 66th Street. For details on your bus route, please visit: https://www.metrotransit.org/rider-alerts
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 is now entering its 5th year. In 2019, concrete crews will be repairing curb and gutter and manhole/catch basins in the areas to be milled & overlaid in 2020. The 2019 Mill & Overlay area is in the southwest corner of town, generally south of 70th Street and west of 35W.
CENTERPOINT ENERGY-NICOLLET AVENUE
CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, has installed 100% of the natural gas main for CenterPoint Energy’s “Nicollet Avenue from 67th Street to Old Shakopee Road” belt line project.
CenterPoint Energy would like to say thank you for your patience as they continue to modernize their system to continue to provide reliable natural gas service. They strive to restore streets and grass disturbed by CenterPoint Energy to as close as possible to their original states, and are committed to completing restoration work quickly, and to a high standard in compliance with all laws. Below are the restoration notes
- Temporary asphalt on sidewalks
As CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, is finishing pipeline work for the 2018 season, crews from Q3 Contracting, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, are restoring the areas affected by Michels Corporation’s work. As winter is approaching, Q3 Contracting is beginning to lay down temporary restoration for the hard and soft surfaces. In some areas, the crews are replacing previously concrete sidewalk panels with temporary asphalt. These panels will receive permanent concrete in spring or summer 2019.
- Winter erosion control for lawns
When temperatures aren’t conducive for planting grass, Q3 Contracting will apply winter erosion control called hydromulch (otherwise known as hydroseed). The crews apply hydromulch by spraying it onto the affected areas. Sometimes the crews place netting with hydromulch to keep the soil together. Hydromulch is safe for pets to touch, but CenterPoint Energy recommends leaving it alone until the crews return in the spring. (See image below.) Permanent soft-surface restoration involves the crews’ placing black dirt and planting grass seed in the affected areas. Any holes created by CenterPoint Energy’s crews in boulevards during construction will be backfilled with dirt and sprayed with hydromulch in cold weather. In spring, Q3 Contracting will return to place black dirt and grass seed in these areas.
RICHFIELD PARKWAY-CHAMBERLAIN DEVELOPMENT
Construction is in full swing and crews are making fantastic progress on the Chamberlain Development. Richfield Parkway between 66th and Cedar Avenue is now open.
77TH STREET UNDERPASS
2017-2018 – Design
2020 – 2021 Construction