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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Project information

Bottineau Boulevard reopened November 2019

On November 21, crews reopened Bottineau Boulevard between 71st and Brooklyn Boulevard in Brooklyn Park.

The 73rd Avenue intersection has also been reopened. 

Project corridor and timeline

Construction began in July 2019. Work will occur in stages.

July to December 2019

  • Bottineau Boulevard closed for work from 71st Avenue to Brooklyn Boulevard; also crews are working 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

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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