Road Work Updates

Roundabout Construction Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances involving the installation of stormwater and sanitary sewer infrastructure, the roundabout at 65th St and Lyndale Avenue is anticipated to be open by mid to late November. Construction crews are currently installing a soil retention system on 65th St which will resolve the current conflicts with the utility installation. Construction crews have been and will continue to take full advantage of their working hours, including Saturdays, over the next 2 months. The City apologizes for the inconvenience this closure may cause and appreciates everyone’s cooperation and patience.

For the most recent updates on the 65th St Reconstruction Project, please visit For any specific project questions, please contact Olivia Wycklendt at or 612-861-9789.

 September 21, 2023 65th Street Reconstruction Project Update

  • East of the Lyndale Avenue intersection landscapers are putting down black dirt in preparation for grass seeding. While grass seed should be in soon and establish growth, we want property owners to know that the contractor will touch up any areas that are not well established prior in spring of 2024.
  • The railroad crossing at 65th St and Pleasant Ave was completed over the last week, with trains returning to service on Tuesday. This area of the construction site is still closed to vehicular traffic.
  • Over the next two weeks Bolander will continue to install the 45’ piles needed for the soil retention system along 65th St east of Lyndale Ave. Driving the piles into the ground is often noisy and vibrations can be felt in the surrounding area. These vibrations pose no threat to the structural integrity of surrounding infrastructure, and the City has vibration monitoring in place to ensure our vibratory impacts are within the allowable range.
  • East of the railroad crossing, construction crews have hooked up new watermain to our existing infrastructure, installed new sanitary main, and continue to install the stormwater box culvert.
  • The contractor has stored several segments of steel casing along the north side of 65th St west of Lyndale Ave. These will be used to encase new sanitary main that will be installed east of Lyndale.
  • The next bi-weekly neighborhood meetings are: September 21, October 5, and October 19th. City Staff will be by the northern driveway of Pizza Luce at 4:00 PM to talk with residents about the 65th St. project

77th St/Lyndale Traffic Signal and Pedestrian Improvements

September 28th, 2023 update:

  • The electrical contractor has finished the new signal system and is operational.
  • The removal of the old signal system has been completed.
  • Concrete work on the west side of the intersection is complete..
  • Concrete work on the east side of the intersection is scheduled to begin next week and should be completed by the end of the week or the week of October 2nd.
  • Lyndale SB and NB will be closed north of the intersection for the week of October 2nd. Traffic will be detoured to Nicollet Avenue. The closure is expected to last for two weeks. This closure is in conjunction of 494 WB off ramp closure onto Lyndale.

Project background:

  • The 77th St./Lyndale Avenue intersection is being reconstructed in preparation for the I-494 Project 1 reconstruction project.
  • This intersection will be getting all new traffic signal equipment including signal mast arms, control devices, and supporting infrastructure.
  • The work will also include updating the pedestrian curb ramps to the latest ADA standards and removing the eastbound “free right” turn island to provide for improved safety.
  • In addition, a GPS time clock will be added at Lyndale Avenue South and 76th Street to provide signal coordination between 76th and 77th Streets to improve traffic flow through the area
  • Please contact Richfield Civil Engineer Jake Whipple with any questions at 612-861-9349 or


77th Street Underpass is Open to the Public!

  • 77th St Underpass officially opened to the public on June 30th. This includes the new segment of Richfield Parkway, which connects 76th St to 77th St just south of the existing 18th Avenue.
  • New infrastructure installed includes stormwater and sanitary mains, additional parking along Washington Park, and a total of 4 new bridges to manage the main drive lanes and on and off ramps of TH 77.
  • Washington Park also has two new soccer fields. Turf is still currently being established, so residents are reminded to stay off the fields until they are fully open with soccer goals in place in Fall 2023.
  • The contractor will be completing some punch list items including landscaping and fencing throughout the project over the next few months. All major construction for the project is now complete!

I-494: Edina to Richfield

Project Background
MnDOT is currently reconstructing I-494 from Edina to Richfield (East Bush Lake Road to 12th Avenue) to add E-ZPass lanes, reconfigure the I-35W/I-494 interchange, and reconstruct several bridges between I-35W and Highway 77. Construction began in 2023 and is expected to continue through 2026. More information can be found at MnDOT’s project website.

Traffic Impacts (updated 9/20/23)

The best way to keep track of traffic impacts for the I-494 project is to sign up for email updates through MnDOT’s website.

  • Current Impacts
  • Future Impacts
    • Lyndale Ave to WB I-494 Ramp Closure
      • Monday, September 25th through mid-November
      • Detour: American Blvd to Penn Avenue to access WB I-494

Project Contacts:

MnDOT Project email:
MnDOT Project hotline: 651-583-6435

Questions about impacts to travel in Richfield: Matt Hardegger, Richfield Transportation Engineer, 612-861-9792