Late October to early November update
Season wrap up work continues for the next several weeks
Crews will be working hard during the next few weeks to finish the final construction activities for this year along the 66th Street corridor, including:
- Concrete sidewalk installation on the south side of 66th Street between Humboldt Avenue and Lake Shore Drive
- Retaining wall construction between I-35W and Lyndale Avenue
- Permanent signal installation at I-35W and Lake Shore Drive
- Temporary asphalt sidewalk and driveway installation on the north side of 66th Street
With fewer major activities, we anticipate sending fewer updates about the project in the coming weeks. We encourage you to check www.hennepin.us/66street for updates, and you can contact the project at 612-444-3186 or email@example.com with any questions.
Detour remains for through traffic
Even though construction is nearing completion for the year, we would like to remind you that the corridor remains closed to through traffic for the short term as crews continue to work in the area. The most efficient route for all through traffic is the marked detour using Xerxes Avenue (County Road 31), Highway 62 and Cedar Avenue (Highway 77).
For local traffic, please anticipate lane shifts on 66th Street as side street paving, driveway and sidewalk work remains ongoing in the area.
Additional activities you should know
Metro Transit bus stops
The eastbound and westbound bus stops on 66th Street under I-35W will reopen next week after sidewalk installation is complete. Until then, riders can still use the nearby bus stops at Humboldt Avenue or Lynwood Boulevard.
Metro Transit bus shelters
During the next few weeks, crews will be installing bus shelters at Lyndale and Nicollet avenues and near I-35W.
Changing pedestrian detours in the area
Crews will continue pouring the concrete sidewalks between Humboldt and Emerson avenues.
Be aware the pedestrian detour route will change at times during this phase of work. Pay attention and follow the signed route at all times, or call 612-444-3186 if you have questions or need help navigating around the area.