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Bottineau Boulevard reconstruction

County Road 81 in Brooklyn Park

Hennepin County and the City of Brooklyn Park have partnered to reconstruct Bottineau Boulevard (County Road 81) between West Broadway and 83rd avenues, as well as Brooklyn Boulevard (County Road 130/152) between Xylon Avenue and Jolly Lane.

Improvements along the corridor include additional lanes, better access and connection to side streets and frontage roads, crosswalks, new traffic signal systems and improved stormwater systems. These improvements will make the road safer for all users, provide better traffic flow and reduce congestion and delays.

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Bottineau Boulevard open to traffic

Bottineau Boulevard (County Road 81) between Brooklyn Boulevard (County Road 130/152) and 83rd Avenue is open to traffic.

You can take advantage of some of the new trails added along Bottineau Boulevard between 73rd and 79th avenues, as well as the shared paths along Brooklyn Boulevard just east of the Bottineau Boulevard intersection. 

What to expect this year

Because crews were able to complete a significant amount of work on Bottineau Boulevard in 2020, we anticipate work this year will be less disruptive.

Crews will return this spring to complete the remaining work that will include placing permanent roadway stripes and constructing the remaining trail connections up to 85th Avenue.

We are also continuing to coordinate with BNSF Railroad for their required railroad crossing work on Brooklyn Boulevard and other locations adjacent to Bottineau Boulevard.

Bottineau Boulevard (County Road 81) was originally constructed as part of the state’s trunk highway system. The roadway was last graded and paved in 1957. Before work began on the corridor, a county study found the roadway to be in fair to poor condition and in need of reconstruction rather than repaving. In addition, stormwater had not adequately treated along the corridor. Moreover, issues such as inadequate turn lanes and multiple access points compromise traffic flow and safety.

Corridor segments

  • West Broadway Avenue (County Road 8) to 85th Avenue (County Road 109):
    Major construction completed in 2020
  • 63rd Avenue to West Broadway Avenue:
    Major construction completed in 2017
  • Bass Lake Road (County Road 10) to 63rd Avenue:
    Completed in 2014
  • Bottineau Boulevard and 85th Avenue interchange with Highway 169:
    Completed in 2011 by Minnesota Department of Transportation (not part of the county's five segments)
  • Highway 100 to Bass Lake Road (County Road 10):
    Completed in 2008

Previous construction outreach

Hennepin County Library – Brooklyn Park

Project staff hosted a public event in July 2019 at the Brooklyn Park Library.

City Hall on the Go

Hennepin County staff attended the City of Brooklyn Park's City Hall on the Go event to inform people about the upcoming reconstruction project in June 2019

Tator Daze

Hennepin County staff attended Tator Daze to inform people about the upcoming reconstruction project in June 2019.

Previous design outreach

January 2019 corridor mailing

Hennepin County mailed out letters to residents and business owners along the project corridor to update them on the reconstruction timeline and stages.

Early design open house

Hennepin County and the City of Brooklyn Park hosted an open house in October 2017 to share early designs for the reconstruction between West Broadway and 83rd avenues.

Materials from the open house

Hennepin County

City of Brooklyn Park

Metro Transit

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Three Rivers Park District

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