July 17 update
Beginning 7 a.m., Monday, July 17, 66th Street will be closed to vehicles and bicyclists between Sheridan and Penn avenues as crews complete various underground utility work. Flaggers will be onsite providing pedestrian access on the south side of the road during the closure.
Work is currently anticipated to be completed during daytime hours and the street reopened at 3 p.m., Friday, June 21.
On Wednesday, July 19, 66th Street will be closed between Oliver and Morgan avenues so crews can pave the road.
Flaggers will be onsite providing pedestrian access on the north side of the road during the closure. Work is currently anticipated to be completed during daytime hours and the street reopened by the end of the day on Wednesday, July 19.
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 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 (PDF)
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.