October 16 update
On Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 19, 66th Street will be closed to vehicles between Columbus and 13th avenues as crews pave the road. The side streets off 66th Street will remain open for the majority of the time with the exception of when work is occurring in the immediate area.
Work is anticipated to be completed during daytime hours, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 66th Street will reopen to traffic each evening after the daytime closures.
Beginning Thursday, October 9, 66th Street will be closed to vehicles between Chicago and 13th avenues as crews pave the road and pour concrete curbs and gutters. The side streets off 66th Street will remain open for the majority of the time with the exception of when work is occurring in the immediate area.
You can anticipate full road closures in 1-2 block segments throughout the duration of the project. There is alternate access for local traffic, and all through the duration of the project. There is alternate access for local traffic, and all through traffic is encouraged to use the detour route that includes Xerxes Avenue (County Road 31). Highway 62 and Lyndale Avenue.
Current closures map (PDF)
Detour for through traffic
Traveling west and east through Richfield
County Road 53 (66th Street) is currently closed to through traffic between Girard Avenue South and Xerxes Avenue South. This segment of roadway is anticipated to be closed for approximately 6 months. The purpose of this closure is to reconstruct the roadway and complete various utility improvements along the corridor.
A marked detour will be provided for eastbound and westbound 66th Street traffic during the closure.
Detour map (JPEG)
Local traffic access
Getting to local businesses and residences
The project team will be working to maintain access for residents and businesses as much as possible during construction, and will provide signed detours for any closures that are needed. In general, the following is expected:
- At least one pedestrian access route will be maintained at all times.
- One lane in each direction will be provided for vehicle traffic during the majority of the work (please note this may be a gravel surface).
During major reconstruction activities, please allow some extra time to reach business destinations.