Improvements to 66th Street in Richfield are needed to address the deteriorating pavement, utility and drainage concerns, non-motorized accommodations and storm water quality conditions. Corridor improvements include:
- Full street reconstruction
- Vehicle separation features, including raised concrete medians and continuous two-way left turn lanes
- Facilities for people on bikes
- Enhanced accommodations for people walking and those with accessibility needs
- New traffic signals at key intersections
- Roundabouts at Lyndale and Nicollet avenues
This schedule is subject to change.
Major street reconstruction between:
- Xerxes and Humboldt avenues
- Oakland and 16th avenues
- Major street reconstruction between Humboldt and 5th avenues
- Restoration and completion of some sidewalks in the 2017 work areas
- Final restoration and completion of some sidewalks in the 2018 work areas
Hennepin County has been working in close coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MCPA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) regarding the vapor intrusion site at 66th Street/Vincent Avenue South.
For more information about what vapor intrusion is and how it occurs, visit: https//:www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/what-vapor-intrusion
For more information about the vapor intrusion site at 66th Street/Vincent Avenue South, visit: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/richfield-west-66th-vapor-intrusion-site
As part of the preparation to begin construction on this project, the count prepared an environmental assessment. Because the file size is large, the related document has been broken down into multiple files.
The county hosted an environmental assessment open house on February 18, 2016 at the Richfield Community Center. Comments were also accepted by email or US mail to the project engineer.
In May 2016, the Federal Highway Administration published its Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (PDF).