Bottineau Boulevard reconstruction

County Road 81 between 63rd and West Broadway avenues in Brooklyn Park

Reconstruction of Bottineau Boulevard (County Road 81) between 63rd Avenue to West Broadway Avenue (County Road 8) began 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

May 2017

Effective Wednesday, May 24, 2017, County Road 8 (West Broadway Avenue) to the west of County Road 81 (Bottineau Boulevard) will be closed for approximately six weeks. This closure will allow reconstruction of the intersection of County Road 8 and County Road 81. A marked detour will be provided.

The contractor continues work on the southbound lanes of Bottineau Boulevard.

The noise wall is complete except for some minor painting which will occur at a later date.

The trail next to the noise wall on Lakeland Avenue North was completed. The final bituminous pavement on Lakeland Avenue North will be completed fall 2017.

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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