Bottineau Boulevard (County Road 81)

From 63rd Avenue to West Broadway Avenue

Reconstruction of Bottineau Boulevard (County Road 81) between 63rd Avenue to West Broadway Avenue (County Road 8) is scheduled to begin in 2016.

This is one of five segments of County Road 81 the county is currently reconstructing. Improvements along the corridor include additional lanes, better access and connection to side streets and frontage roads, crosswalks, new traffic signal systems and improved stormwater systems. These improvements will make the road safer for all users, provide better traffic flow and reduce congestion and delays.

The Metropolitan Council is also developing the METRO Blue Line Extension (Bottineau LRT) along this road.

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Construction updates

September 21, 2016

Effective Tuesday, September 26, 2016 the ramps to and from Interstate 94 at Bottineau Boulevard (County Road 81) will be closed for approximately six weeks.

This closure is to facilitate a full reconstruction of the ramps. A marked detour will be provided.

Noise wall barrier

As part of this project, Hennepin County will be constructing a traffic noise barrier along the east side of Bottineau Boulevard from north of 63rd Avenue to Interstate 94/Interstate 694 (I-94/I-694).

The following materials were shared at a neighborhood meeting on January 24, 2016. The notice was sent to property owners/resident that would receive a noise benefit (a reduction of traffic noise of at least 5 decibels). 

The noise wall solicitation period ended on January 29, 2016. The majority of the nearby residents were in favor of a noise wall along the east side of Bottineau Boulevard from north of 63rd Avenue to I-94/I-694. The noise wall will be approximately 20 feet tall and approximately 1,960 feet long. It will be constructed of concrete posts and wooden planks.

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