Glenwood Avenue repaving and restriping

County Road 40 in Golden Valley

Hennepin County will be repaving Glenwood Avenue (County Road 40) between Highways 55 and 100.

The paving project provides an opportunity to make some improvements for motorists and bicyclists.

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Current work

City of Golden Valley work on Glenwood Avenue continues

By Friday, July 21, the City of Golden Valley will complete pouring and paving of sidewalks along Glenwood Avenue (County Road 40), weather permitting. Pavement and turf restorations along this area will continue through Wednesday, July 26.

Hennepin County repaving and striping work begins soon

On Friday, July 28, Hennepin County expects to begin its paving project on Glenwood Avenue from Highway 55 to Highway 100 as part of its pavement maintenance effort.

In addition to pavement maintenance, Glenwood Avenue will be restriped based on current use and to improve safety. The newly paved and striped Glenwood Avenue will:

  • Slightly narrow the lanes by one to two feet to encourage lower speeds and better adherence to the posted speed limit.
  • Designate the existing roadway shoulders as on-road bike lanes.

When work begins, it will be completed in stages. First, the existing road is grinded away (milled). Then, new road is paved (overlayed). Finally, new striping and pavement markings will be added.

Also, this work is done under traffic. This means traffic will be narrowed to a single lane, with flaggers guiding road users. You should also expect day-to-day changes in the traffic configurations. As a result of the work, it will take longer to travel through the area. For the safety of our crews, we ask that you obey all posted speed limits and slow down when crews are working.

Due to the nature of this work and the weather, the exact start and finish dates may vary. Weather permitting, milling and paving operations are expected to be completed in roughly a week.

Public outreach

An open house was held on Monday, February 6, at Golden Valley City Hall.

Attendees had an opportunity to ask questions or share comments – either by speaking directly with staff or submitting them in writing.

If you were unable to attend but would like to offer feedback, please contact either:

Project overview

This summer, Hennepin County is planning to repave Glenwood Avenue from Highway 55 to Highway 100 as part of its pavement maintenance effort. During discussions, the idea to restripe the road based on current use and to improve safety was discussed by the City of Golden Valley and the county.

The proposal includes:

  • Slightly narrowing the lanes of Glenwood Avenue 1-2 feet to encourage lower speeds and better adherence to the posted speed limit.
  • Designating the existing roadway shoulders as on-road bike lanes.

Although most segments of Glenwood Avenue do not have sufficient width today to support on-street parking, the reconfiguration of the roadway shoulders as bike lines will require the inclusions of signage that clarifies that no on-street parking would be allowed in the bike lanes.

There may be additional refinement and enhancements to this road in the future.

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