Douglas Drive reconstruction

County Road 102 in Golden Valley 

Hennepin County, in partnership with the City of Golden Valley, is reconstructing Douglas Drive (County Road 102) from Highway 55 to Medicine Lake Road (County Road 70).

County reconstruction work began in July 2016 and is scheduled to be complete November 2017.

This project will create a safer and more efficient road for all users by adding turn lanes; improving sidewalks and adding trails; widening the right of way for shoulders and bike lanes; and redesigning certain intersections to improve traffic flow.

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Construction timeline

2017 schedule

 

Spring/Summer

  • Reconstruction of Duluth Street from Douglas Drive to Adair Avenue.

  • Reconstruction of Douglas Drive from Duluth Street to Golden Valley Road. This includes a new signal system at Duluth Street, a roundabout at Golden Valley Road and a new railroad crossing.

  • Completion of pond work and culvert reconstruction, including reconstruction of box culvert between Phoenix Street and Knoll Street.    

Summer

  • Reconstruction of Douglas Drive from Golden Valley Road to Highway 55 Frontage Road. This includes a new signal system at the Frontage Road and a new railroad crossing.

Fall

  • Reconstruction of Douglas Drive from Highway 55 Frontage Road to Highway 55. This includes a new signal system at the Highway 55 and Douglas Drive intersection, which will require temporary lane closings.

 

2017 staging plan

 

2017 construction stages

 

Download a printable version of this staging plan graphic here (PDF)

Detour and traffic access

Douglas Drive is closed to through traffic between Duluth Street and Golden Valley Road.

 

You will still be able to get to your home, favorite business or other destination within the closure. For everyone's safety, please use the detour if your destination is outside the work area. There will be a hard closure at the creek crossing, as the road will be out and impassable.

 

Bus riders should follow instructions posted at the bus stops or contact the Metro Transit hotline at 612-373-3333.

 

Pedestrians and cyclists should stay out of the work areas and use other routes. 

 

The detour for Douglas Drive in 2017 follows Highway 55, Highway 100 and Duluth Street

 

Download a printable version of this detour graphic here (PDF)

Learn more

The Douglas Drive corridor project will reconstruct nearly two miles of Douglas Drive (County Road 102) between Olson Memorial Hwy (Highway 55) and Medicine Lake Rd (County Road 70) to improve connectivity, traffic flow, pedestrian safety and aesthetics.

The 2016-17 reconstruction project will be done in partnership with the City of Golden Valley and will feature:

  • additional turn lanes
  • improved sidewalks
  • redesigned intersections
  • widened right-of-ways for shoulders and bike lanes
  • relocated utilities
  • new streetlights and landscaping

More information on the history of the project can be found on the City of Golden Valley website

Public involvement

Previous events

The city of Golden Valley, in partnership with Hennepin County, hosted an open house for the Douglas Drive (County Road 102) reconstruction project on March 28, 2017. The open house focused on providing residents and businesses with information on the 2017 reconstruction from Duluth Street (County Road 66) to Highway 55.

The City of Golden Valley hosted an open house for the Douglas Drive reconstruction project on May 19, 2016. 

Related documents

Project overview - March 2017 (PDF)

Project overview - May 2016 (PDF)

General information about roundabouts (PDF)

Open house display boards (PDF 10MB)

Detour maps (PDF 6MB) 

Public transportation

Metro Transit during construction

As a result of the Douglas Drive reconstruction project, there are changes to Metro Transit bus stops and route detours.

The best way to stay updated on bus stop changes and route detours is to visit Metro Transit's rider alerts website at www.metrotransit.org/rider-alerts. Riders can also follow the instructions posted at the bus stops or contact the Metro Transit hotline at 612-373-3333.

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