Golden Valley Road over Bassett Creek

County Road 66 in Golden Valley

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

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

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Construction updates

Golden Valley Road Bridge is open to traffic

The Golden Valley Road Bridge (County Road 66) over Bassett Creek is now open to traffic.

The bridge was reconstructed with design and functional improvements, including:

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

Bridge open

Golden Valley Road Bridge is open to traffic. Striping and cleanup work remains. Private utility companies are working on Golden Valley Road near the completed bridge.

Be alert for work in the area

The bridge is fully operational. However, there are a few minor construction tasks on the bridge will continue for a few weeks, like pavement striping and final cleanup.

During this time, there will be some minor impacts to people driving, walking and biking. Crews will work to keep disruptions to a minimum, whenever possible. 

CenturyLink and CenterPoint Energy work continues

CenturyLink and CenterPoint Energy crews are working on Golden Valley Road near the completed bridge. Please anticipate impacts in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary. 

For more information about CenterPoint Energy's work, please visit CenterPoint Energy's Golden Valley 2018 Belt Line Project or call 612-321-5546. 

 Permanent striping to begin after CenterPoint Energy project is completed

Once the CenterPoint Energy project is completed, crews will return to place permanent striping on Golden Valley Road in the project area.

Road striping will be completed under traffic, which means crews will be working alongside traffic. During this work, you will be able to travel through the corridor. 

However, it is important to stay alert in this area, as construction crews and equipment on the roadway will require your extra attention.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked to reconstruct the Golden Valley Road Bridge. 

Public involvement

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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