Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction

PURPOSE            

To improve the pavement conditions, replace deteriorating sidewalks, and upgrade aging underground utilities while improving operational safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles. Additionally, the project will focus on an increased livability of the corridor through enhanced aesthetics, landscaping amenities, transit facilities, and traffic calming measures.

The approximate limits of the project are 66th Street to 76th Street.

UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES

  • October 25th, 4-7 p.m.- Wood Lake Nature Center
  • November 29th, 4-7 p.m.- Wood Lake Nature Center

TIMELINE

  • Project Visioning and Public Involvement – October 2017-February 2018
  • Preparation of Plans and Specifications – March 2018-December 2018
  • Construction – 2019                                             

PROJECT FINANCING

  • City of Richfield Street Reconstruction Bonds
  • City of Richfield Storm Water Bonds
  • City of Richfield State Aid Funds

Accelerated Mill and Overlay Program

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To preserve the base lift of the asphalt roads by implementing an accelerated mill and overlay program because Richfield roads are 20 years past their expected life.

The City Council is working with the Public Works Department to mill and overlay 85 of the 100 miles of Richfield’s residential streets. The remaining 15 miles have already been completed in conjunction with previous projects.

PROJECT INFORMATION

TIMELINE

6 years, 2015-2020

FINANCING

Estimated cost of $20M will be funded through franchise fees.

PROJECT UPDATES AND PICTURES

Visit the Sweet Streets Facebook page and Mill and Overlay photo album for updates and pictures.

PROJECT MAP

Accelerated Mill and Overlay Map

66th Street Reconstruction

PURPOSE

To address the deteriorating pavement, utility and drainage concerns, non-motorized accommodations and storm water quality conditions. The goal is to design 66th Street to be safer, more livable, and welcoming to all users, while balancing potential impacts to residents and businesses along the corridor. The project extends from Xerxes Avenue on the west to 16th Avenue on the east.

LAYOUT

Full Project Layout (Washburn to 16th Avenue)
Full Project Landscaping Layout (New)

CONCEPTS

Layout 4B for east of 35W to 16th Avenue – Approved by City Council October 28, 2014
Full Project Layout
Minimal Impact Layout for Xerxes Avenue to Penn Avenue – Approved by City Council December 9, 2014

ROUNDABOUTS

Roundabouts were approved by City Council on February 24, 2015, on 66th Street at Lyndale Avenue and Nicollet Avenue intersections. Click here to visit the roundabout webpage for more information on roundabouts.

Sketch of 66th Street and Nicollet Avenue roundabout
Sketch of 66th Street and Lyndale Avenue roundabout

PROJECT TIMELINE

  • Project Visioning and Public Involvement – 2013-2014
  • Preparation of Plans and Specifications – 2014-2016
  • Construction – 2017-2018

PROJECT FUNDING SOURCES

  • Federal Highway STP Funds
  • Hennepin County Public Works
  • City of Richfield (MSA Funds, Street Reconstruction Bonds, Utilities, Xcel Rate Payers Fee)

HENNEPIN COUNTY PROJECT PAGE

Click here for Hennepin County’s Website

CITY OF RICHFIELD PROJECT PAGES

Click here for current project status
Click here for historical project information

77th Street Underpass

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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.

CONCEPTS OPTIONS

PROJECT ELEMENTS

  • 4-lane divided road connecting 77th Street to the realigned Longfellow Avenue on the east side of TH 77.
  • Construct new bridge on TH 77 carrying TH 77 over 77th Street.
  • Reconstruct the southbound TH 77 to westbound I-494 ramp.
  • Reconstruct the westbound I-494 to northbound TH 77 ramp.
  • Reconstruct the west TH 77 frontage road over the new 77th Street.
  • Construct a 6′ sidewalk along the south side of 77th Street.
  • Construct a 10′ multi-use regional trail along the north side of 77th Street, which links to Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail and the Intercity Regional Trail.

PROJECT BENEFITS

  • Provides Connections – Establishes a Regional, Multi-Modal Connection between the City of Richfield, the City of Bloomington, MSP International Airport, the Metro Transit South Garage, and the Mall of America.
  • Ease Congestion – Provides additional capacity to I-494 by removing local trips from the freeway.
  • Encourage Redevelopment – Promotes redevelopment along the south-eastern borders of Richfield that will provide a commercial “buffer” to protect neighborhoods from airport and highway impacts.

PROJECTED TIMELINE

  • Design Engineering – 2016
  • Start Construction – 2017-2018
  • Complete Construction – 2019-2020

PROJECT FINANCING

  • State Bonding (Local Road Improvement Program): $12,500,000
  • Hennepin County: $1,500,000
  • Unfunded: $8,500,000
  • Total Project Cost: $22,500,000

Portland Avenue Reconstruction

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CLICK HERE FOR PROJECT DETOUR

PURPOSE

To improve the pavement conditions, replace deteriorating sidewalks, and upgrade aging underground utilities while improving operational safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles. Additionally, the project will focus on an increased livability of the corridor through enhanced aesthetics, landscaping amenities, transit facilities, and traffic calming measures.

The City of Richfield is working with Hennepin County to develop a preliminary design plan for the reconstruction of Portland Avenue. The approximate limits of the project are 67th Street to 77th Street.

COUNCIL APPROVED CROSS-SECTION

APRIL 6TH, 2016 KICK-OFF TO CONSTRUCTION OPEN HOUSE

APRIL 3RD, 2014 OPEN HOUSE INFO

JANUARY 22ND, 2014 OPEN HOUSE INFO

OCTOBER 10TH, 2013 OPEN HOUSE INFO

TIMELINE

  • Project Visioning and Public Involvement – 2013-2014
  • Preparation of Plans and Specifications – 2014-2015
  • Construction – 2015-2016

PROJECT FINANCING

  • Federal Highway STP Funds
  • City of Richfield State Aid Funds
  • Hennepin County Public Works

PROJECT FUNDING

  • Federal: $3,500,000
  • County: $750,000
  • City: $4,600,000
  • Total: $8,900,000

West Richfield Stormwater Improvement

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PURPOSE

To improve flooding issues on Newton Avenue at 66th Street and Logan Avenue at 67th Street. Currently, 44 acres flow to Logan Avenue storm sewer from the 66th Street system. The Logan Avenue storm sewer pipe from 66th Street heading south is undersized, flat, and frequently backs up causing localized flooding in the area. Installing a 6′ x 3′ box culvert through Monroe Park will provide relief to the Logan Avenue storm sewer system.

APRIL 20, 2016 KICK-OFF TO CONSTRUCTION OPEN HOUSE

MARCH 2, 2016 OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION

OCTOBER 20, 2015 OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION

PROJECT ELEMENTS

  • Installing a 6′ x 3′ box culvert through Monroe Park from 66th to 68th Street and James Avenue from 68th to 69th Street.
  • Adding stormwater storage area to Monroe Park and adding drain pipes.
  • Full street reconstruction of James Avenue from 68th to 69th Street (curb and gutter, aprons, and asphalt).
  • Reconstruction of sanitary, storm, and watermain on James Avenue from 68th to 69th Street.
  • Planting storm water buffers to Monroe Park (native and ornamental plantings, butterfly gardens). Please see Displays from the October 20, 2015 Open House for locations.
  • Removal of invasive species on the northeast end of Monroe Park.
  • Replacing trail lighting with LED, ideas currently being reviewed are:
    • Motion sensing
    • Solar
    • Reducation in lighting at specified times

PROJECT BENEFITS

  • Solving multiple flooding issues in the neighborhood
  • Added flood protection to residents
  • Increases playable space in the park
  • Eliminates operational costs (removes 2 lift stations)

TIMELINE

  • Final Design – December 2015
  • Bidding – February 2016
  • Award Contract – March 2016
  • Start Construction – March 2016
  • Finish Contstruction – August/September 2016

PROJECT FINANCING

  • City of Richfield Storm Water Bonds

70th Street Bicycle Route

The City’s Complete Streets Policy, Bicycle Master Plan, and Guiding Principles have established goals for multimodal transportation options for Richfield residents. This project is intended to add over 2 miles of planned bicycle routes on 70th Street from Lyndale Avenue to Cedar Avenue.

This project would provide safer bicycle connections to:

  • Richfield Senior High School;
  • Augsburg Park;
  • Augsburg Library;
  • Richfield Community Center;
  • Richfield Dual Language School;
  • Richfield STEM School; and,
  • Christian Park

The 70th Street Bicycle Route will provide connections to the City’s existing bicycle facilities on Nicollet Avenue (bikeable shoulder), Portland Avenue (off-street trail and on-street bicycle lanes), Bloomington Avenue (on-street bicycle lanes) and the new off-street Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail along Cedar Avenue. This route also connects to Metro Transit Bus Routes on Lyndale, Nicollet, Portland, and Bloomington Avenues.

Project Elements

  • Bicycle route pavement markings and signs
  • New street name signs with “bicycle route” designation
  • “No Parking” restrictions on the north side of 70th from approximately Nicollet Ave to 18th Avenue

Timeline

  • Public Input and Preliminary Design – Summer 2016
  • Final Design – Fall/Winter 2016
  • Construction – Summer 2017

Project Financing

  • Design – Three Rivers Park District
  • Construction Administration – Three Rivers Park District
  • Construction Funding – Federal and Municipal State Aid

Project Map

Northwest Bicycle Route

Project Details

Portland and 70th Detail
70th St Bicycle Route Detail

Public Input

  • Transportation Commission Meetings – June 1 and August 3, 2016 (7:00 pm at Richfield Municipal Center)
  • Public Open House – July 19, 2016
  • City Council – August 23, 2016

Please take a few minutes and let us know your thoughts – we welcome your comments and suggestions:

Jack Broz, Transportation Engineer
Richfield Public Works, 1901 66th St East, Richfield, MN 55423
Phone: 612.861.9792
jbroz@cityofrichfield.org

Northwest Richfield Bicycle Routes

The City’s Complete Streets Policy, Bicycle Master Plan, and Guiding Principles have established goals for multimodal transportation options for Richfield residents. This project is intended to add over 2.5 miles of planned bicycle routes in Northwest Richfield, (north of 66th Street and west of I-35W). The streets in this same area were milled and overlaid in 2015. The new pavement markings can be applied to implement the bicycling network after the Mill and Overlay is completed in a section of the City.

Project Elements

Features of the project include:

  • Bicycle Route Pavement Markings and Signs
  • New Street Name Signs
  • New 10’ Multi-use Path construction from Russell Avenue to Newton Avenue (adjacent to the MnDOT noise walls for Highway 62)

Open House – May 24, 2016

Display Boards
Feedback Form

Timeline

Construction to begin and completed in 2016.

Project Financing

TBD

Project Map

Northwest Bicycle Route

69th Street Pedestrian Improvements

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The City’s Comprehensive Plan, Sidewalk Policy, Complete Streets Policy, and Guiding Principles have established goals for pedestrian facilities on collector roadways and improved multimodal transportation options for Richfield residents. This project is intended to add over a 1/2 mile of planned pedestrian facilities on 69th Street from Xerxes Avenue to Penn Avenue, which is an identified gap in the pedestrian network.

This project would provide safer pedestrian connections to:

  • Penn Avenue commercial district
  • Edina commercial district

The 69th Street improvements may also accommodate bicycles on this planned bicycle route identified in the approved Bicycle Master Plan. This route also connects to the Metro Transit bus route on Penn Avenue.

PROJECT MAP

69th Street Pedestrian Improvement Project Map

PROJECT ALTERNATIVES

  • Sidewalk with boulevard
  • Sidewalk without boulevard
  • “On-street” path

PUBLIC INPUT

Please take a few minutes and let us know your thoughts – we welcome your comments and suggestions.

Public Open House – August 24, 2016 (4:00 PM t0 6:00 PM at Jefferson Park)
Transportation Commission Meeting – September 7, 2016 (7:00 pm at Richfield’s Municipal Center)
City Council – October 2016 (pending determination of funding source)

TIMELINE

  • Public Input and Design – Summer 2016
  • Construction – Fall 2016/Spring 2017 (pending funding)

PROJECT FINANCING

The project’s funding source has not been identified at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jack Broz
Richfield Public Works
1901 E 66th Street, Richfield, MN 55423

Phone: 612.861.9792
jbroz@cityofrichfield.org

CenterPoint Energy Main Replacement

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CenterPoint Energy has hired Michels Corporation to replace gas mains and service lines in Richfield ahead of the 6-Year Mill and Overlay Project.

PROJECT ELEMENTS

2017 Mill and Overlay Area

Nicollet Avenue

76th Street

TIMELINE

Construction is anticipated to start in the summer of 2016.

INFORMATION HOTLINE

612-321-5369

RESTORATION QUESTIONS

612-321-5042

Taft Lake/Legion Lake Water Quality Improvement

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To improve the in-lake water quality of Taft Lake by utilizing a regional approach to storm water management for areas in the City that are located within the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.

GRAPHICS

PROJECT ELEMENTS

Features and benefits of the project are outlined below:

  • Water Reuse Infiltration System
  • Native Prairie Restoration and Buffers
  • Grit Chambers
  • Flocculation Treatment
  • Flocculation Treatment System for In-lake Water
  • Construction of Richfield Parkway North Connection
  • Removal of Taft Lake Frontage Road

TIMELINE

Construction is anticipated to begin July 28th and last through mid September.

PROJECT FINANCING

The Taft Lake / Legion Lake Water Quality Improvement Project is a cooperative effort between the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) and the City of Richfield. The capital costs will be financed by the MCWD and the ongoing maintenance costs will be paid for by the City using fees collected through the Storm Water Utility.

FEASIBILITY

Feasibility Study

MN/Dot & Hennepin County Projects

MN/DOT HIGHWAYS AND CURRENT PROJECTS

  • I-35WFact Sheet
  • T.H. 62 – Xerxes Ave Bridge Re-deck (Project Complete – 2015
  • WB Auxiliary Lane Construction (Project Complete – 2015)
  • T.H. 77

HENNEPIN COUNTY ROADS AND CURRENT PROJECTS

Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail

Three Rivers Park District

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In an effort to fill a missing gap within this vast regional network, Three Rivers Park District (TRPD) has undertaken significant planning efforts in the development of the Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail (formerly known as the Intercity Regional Trail (ICRT)). When completed, the trail will extend from Lake Nokomis Parkway to the 86th Street Bikeway in Bloomington. The trail will be jointly operated and maintained by the TRPD, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and the City of Bloomington.

TRPD developed the Intercity Regional Trail Master Plan in 2012, and has been fully adopted by the Cities of Minneapolis, Richfield, and Bloomington. Alignment options were considered and presented in a number of public meetings. A preferred alignment was selected and has been approved by the TRBP and the Councils of all three cities. When completed, the trail will extend from Lake Nokomis Parkway to the 86th Street Bikeway in Bloomington, primarily using the Cedar Avenue alignment.

PROJECT ELEMENTS

Features and benefits of the project are outlined below:

  • New 10’ Trail Construction
  • New Ped/Bike Bridge over I-494
  • Bridge modifications over TH 62
  • Kiosks, signage, and other trail amenities
  • Boulevard and Boulevard Trees in some locations

TIMELINE

Construction to begin in 2015 and be completed in 2016.

PROJECT FINANCING

  • Federal Funds
  • Three Rivers Park District

THREE RIVERS PROJECT WEBSITE