Sewer rehabilitation work
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services has been conducting regional sewer improvements along 66th Street. The final stage of work between approximately Lake Shore Drive and Clinton Avenue is expected to occur through spring 2017.
66th Street between Lake Shore Drive and Clinton Avenue is reduced to one lane in each direction as crews conduct sewer improvement work. Throughout the duration of work, please anticipate overnight work, intermittent overnight intersection closures, parking restrictions and bus detours.
For more information or to sign up for project updates, please visit the project website: https://metrocouncil.org/sewerconstruction/richfield.
Travel during major reconstruction
Major reconstruction work is scheduled to start in 2017
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.
Metro Transit route changes begin soon
In order to maintain local service to residents during the 66th Street reconstruction, buses will be routed to local streets during major reconstruction (maps available for download below).
You will soon see signs posted for the new routes. They officially change on March 4, but buses will not start running on these new routes until the 66th Street reconstruction begins (between Xerxes and Girard avenues in early April, and between Oakland and 16th avenues later this spring).
Metro Transit will have some bus stops temporarily closed during utility work and other activities as needed. The best way to stay updated on bus stop closures on your route is to visit Metro Transit's Rider Alerts website: www.metrotransit.org/rider-alerts.
Download a printable version of the west Richfield bus route graphic here (PDF 6 MB)
Download a printable version of the east Richfield bus route graphic here (PDF 6 MB)