During preparation activities in fall 2016, some short-term lane closures and sidewalk closures will occur as needed. No full road closures will occur.
CenterPoint Energy work
Crews are working on two gas line replacement projects in the area until late November 2016.
- 66th Street between Xerxes Avenue and Lynwood Boulevard: The right lane of westbound 66th Street and the northern sidewalk will be closed in areas where they are working, but the intersections will remain open. For additional updates on 66th Street visit CenterPoint Energy's project page.
- Penn Avenue South between 66th Street and Highway 62: The right lane of northbound Penn Avenue South and the eastern sidewalk will be closed in areas where they are working, but the intersections will remain open. For additional updates on Penn Avenue South visit CenterPoint Energy's project page.
Metro Transit bus stop closures
Metro Transit will have some bus stops temporarily closed during CenterPoint Energy's work and other fall 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.
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 from November 2016 through spring 2017.
Beginning November 3, 66th Street between Lake Shore Drive and Clinton Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction as crews prepare for 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 lease 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.