Golden Valley Road over Bassett Creek

County Road 66 in Golden Valley

Hennepin County, in partnership with the City of Golden Valley, will replace a bridge on Golden Valley Road over Bassett Creek.

The century-old bridge, which is located just west of Theodore Wirth Parkway, will be reconstruction with design and functional improvements starting in spring 2018.

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Construction updates

Preliminary work continues on Golden Valley Road Bridge

Over the next few weeks, private utility companies will finish relocating their service lines and construction crews will be on site to prepare for the bridge replacement work on the Golden Valley Road Bridge over Bassett Creek.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we begin our efforts to provide a new bridge designed to meet today's needs and last for years to come.

Golden Valley Road Bridge over Bassett Creek to close

Starting Monday, June 4, Golden Valley Road Bridge (County Road 66) over Bassett Creek will close for bridge replacement work. The bridge is expected to be closed until August 31.

CenterPoint Energy's Belt Line project

CenterPoint Energy crews will be active on Golden Valley Road replacing existing natural gas pipelines as part of their Belt Line utility project. More information is available on their project website.

Detours, closures and travel considerations

Detours during the closure

Detour for people driving

  • Golden Valley Road
  • Highway 100
  • Highway 55
  • Lyndale Avenue
  • West Broadway Avenue (County Road 81)

Golden Valley Road Bridge detour

Detour map for people driving

Detour for people walking, biking and rolling

  • Golden Valley Road
  • Bassett Creek Drive
  • Dresden Lane
  • Sochacki Park trail
  • Bonnie Lane

Project information

About this project

Hennepin County, in partnership with the City of Golden Valley, will replace a bridge on Golden Valley Road over Bassett Creek. Located just west of Theodore Wirth Parkway, the century-old bridge will be reconstructed with design and functional improvements, including:

  • New road surface offering a smoother ride
  • New modern design, including new ornamental railings along both sides of the bridge
  • Adaptable design to accommodate possible future upgrades for people walking and biking
  • Updates to meet current safety requirements

Public involvement

Previous events

Hennepin County, in partnership with the City of Golden Valley and CenterPoint Energy, hosted a joint open house for Hennepin County's Golden Valley Road (County Road 66) Bridge over Bassett Creek reconstruction project and CenterPoint Energy's upcoming Belt Line project on March 15, 2018. The open house focused on providing residents and businesses with information on the upcoming bridge reconstruction on Golden Valley Road, as well as CenterPoint Energy's activities in Golden Valley in 2018. More information is available on their project website.

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