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

December 2016

Northbound lanes have been completed, but there will continue to be some temporary lane closures for drainage and wall work. Wall work will continue through December.

The cul-de-sac will be paved before work ceases for the season.

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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