Fort Snelling area county road reconstruction

County roads 204 and 205

Hennepin County, in partnership with Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), will reconstruct Bloomington Road (County roads 204 and 205) and Minnehaha Avenue (County Road 204) in Fort Snelling.

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Construction updates

Traffic information and access

Bloomington Road will be reconstructed between Tower and Minnehaha avenues. Minnehaha Avenue will be reconstructed between Bloomington Road and Tyler Avenue.

In addition, Bloomington Road will be repaved between Minnehaha Avenue and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport fence line.

Stage 2 closure – began June 28, 2019

Bloomington Road is closed between Airport Service Road and Minnehaha Avenue.


People driving will use:

  • Airport Service Road
  • Federal Drive
  • Minnehaha Avenue

Construction staging

To complete the project in one construction season the project is being completed in three stages - each with a full closure to through traffic. Local access will be maintained. Weather permitting, construction is anticipated to begin April 15, 2019.

Stage 1 – April to June 2019

Reconstruction of Bloomington Road between Tower Avenue and Airport Service Road.

Stage 2 – June to August 2019

Reconstruction of Bloomington Road between Airport Service Road and Minnehaha Avenue.

Stage 3 – August to October 2019

Reconstruction of Minnehaha Avenue between Bloomington Road and Taylor Avenue.

As part of this project, crews will also pave Bloomington Road between Minnehaha Avenue and the MSP fence.

Project information

This project will include these improvements:

  • New pavement for a smoother ride
  • Additional trail segments and widened trails for improved connectivity and flow
  • Improved accessibility for people with disabilities at pedestrian crossings
  • Better stormwater management

The project is scheduled to be completed during the 2019 construction season.

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