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.

Project layout – West Broadway to 83rd avenues (PDF 12MB)


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Project information

Bottineau Boulevard will close July 31

Starting on Wednesday, July 31, crews will close Bottineau Boulevard between 71st and Brooklyn Boulevard in Brooklyn Park.

Local access

There will be access to all businesses and residences in the area.

Through September 2019, people needing to access Winnetka and 68th avenues will need to use the detour that includes:

  • Brooklyn Boulevard
  • West Broadway (County Road 130)
  • 71st Avenue
  • West Broadway (County Road 8)
  • 68th Avenue
  • Winnetka Avenue

Crews anticipate reopening 73rd Avenue in September 2019.

Through traffic

The marked detour for people driving or riding through the area uses:

  • West Broadway (County Road 130)
  • Brooklyn Boulevard

People driving may also use I-694/I-94 and Highway 169.

Project corridor and timeline

Construction will begin July 31, 2019. Work will occur in stages.

July to November 2019

  • Bottineau Boulevard will close for work from 71st Avenue to Brooklyn Boulevard; also work will occur on Lakeland Avenue to Jolly Lane

Winter 2019 to spring 2020

  • Winter suspension - all construction is suspended and Bottineau Boulevard will reopen temporarily

Spring to summer 2020

  • Bottineau Boulevard and Brooklyn Boulevard intersection will close for work; Brooklyn Boulevard will be closed from Xylon Avenue to east of Jolly Lane

Summer to fall 2020

  • Bottineau Boulevard will close for work from Brooklyn Boulevard to 83rd Avenue; other work includes striping between Highway 169 and 85th Avenue and new trail construction

Construction staging map, click to enlarge.

Construction detours and detailed timeline information will be posted here ahead of any road closures.

Other projects near the corridor

Landscape project in Robbinsdale, Crystal and Brooklyn Park

Landscape project underway between Abbott Avenue and I-94

On Monday, April 8, crews started the landscape project on Bottineau Boulevard between Abbott Avenue and I-94 in Robbinsdale, Crystal and Brooklyn Park. Work will be completed in sections starting at Abbott Avenue and working north.

Crews will be working along boulevards at various intersections and on medians to:

  • Remove existing sod and soils
  • Install new irrigation systems and make soil improvements
  • Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

Weather permitting, the project will take three-to-four months to complete.

Expect single lane restrictions

During this project, people driving on Bottineau Boulevard should expect temporary, single lane restrictions where crews are working.

Traffic control devices such as signs and cones will be used to guide you around the work. For your safety and the safety of our crews, please exercise caution and slow down as you travel through the project area.

Corridor information

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

63rd Avenue to West Broadway Avenue (County Road 8)

  • 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

Public involvement

Upcoming construction outreach

Look for other events here as they get scheduled.

Previous construction outreach

Hennepin County Library – Brooklyn Park

Project staff hosted a public event on Wednesday, July 17 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 on Thursday, June 27.

Tator Daze

Hennepin County staff attended Tator Daze to inform people about the upcoming reconstruction project on Friday, June 14.

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

Project leadership and partners

Hennepin County

City of Brooklyn Park

Metro Transit

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Three Rivers Park District

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