Road Work Updates

65th Street Reconstruction “On the Corner” Meetings

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 the 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.

  • East end of project: August 25th, 2022 @ 4:00 PM at Blaisdell Cul-de-sac
  • West end of Project: September 1st, 2022 @ 4:00 PM at the North end of Pizza Lucé parking lot
  • East end of project: September 8th, 2022 @ 4:00 PM at Blaisdell Cul-de-sac
  • West end of Project: September 15th, 2022 @ 4:00 PM at the North end of Pizza Lucé parking lot

65th Street Reconstruction Project Update

  • On the east side of the project crews removed pavement on Nicollet Ave. Watermain work began on Nicollet Ave this week as well.
  • Excavation and grading has and will continue to occur on 65th St from Pillsbury Ave to Nicollet Ave.
  • On the far west side of the project by Rae Dr, crews have been demoing pavement and performing excavation to prepare for future water and storm infrastructure work.
  • By the end of the month crews will be placing the granular base for the roadway and doing some electrical work on the east side of the project.

August 18th, 2022 77th Street Underpass Construction Update!

  • The Contractor has been making steady progress on the 77th Street Underpass throughout July and the project remains on schedule. Dry weather has allowed for relatively uninterrupted work these last two months.
  • Grading within Washington Park is being re-worked to allow for better and safer access for pedestrians and cyclists alike throughout the park. By early September crews are expected to complete the final grading of the trail, which will be followed by paving. As a part of this regrading, crews will be installing several modular block retaining walls over the next two weeks.
  • Next week crews will be installing the sanitary sewer structures which service one of the businesses on the east side of TH 77.
  • The project’s easternmost bridge will have bridge stems and footings complete in the next 3 weeks. This bridge will take westbound traffic off of 494 to northbound TH 77.


65th Street Reconstruction “On the Corner” Project Meeting to be held at the North end of the Pizza Luce Parking Lot on August 18th 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 owycklendt@richfieldmn.gov.

 


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

MORE INFO


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!

MORE LYNDALE AVENUE PROJECT INFO…


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!