Minnetonka Boulevard improvements

County Road 5 in St. Louis Park

Hennepin County and the City of St. Louis Park will be making improvements along Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) between Highway 169 and County Road 25 in St. Louis Park. 


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2018 activity

Mill and overlay work

In August, crews repaved Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) between Edgewood Avenue South and Vernon Avenue South/West Lake Street. With new striping painted between Hillsboro Avenue and Vernon Avenue. 

Bike lane project

Hennepin County crews also made improvements along Minnetonka Boulevard, roughly between highways 100 and 169. 

Improvements included:

  • new bike friendly catch basin grates
  • restriped to include bike lane signage
  • reconfigured the Dakota Avenue and Minnetonka Boulevard intersection
  • repaved Minnetonka Boulevard between Edgewood and Vernon avenues

Features of projects

When complete these new features will:

  • enhance existing on-street facilities between highways 100 and 169
  • fill important links for Hennepin County and St. Louis Park bike routes
  • provide an alternate east-west route during the anticipated Southwest Light Rail Transit construction along Cedar Lake Trail 


Weather permitting, this work is expected to be complete by fall 2018. 

Pedestrian study

Minnetonka Boulevard crossing study

Hennepin County, in partnership with the City of St. Louis Park, is soliciting feedback from local residents on pedestrian crossing improvements along Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5). The focus of the project will be between Highway 169 and Highway 100. 

The goal of this project is to improve pedestrian crossing access throughout the corridor. We want to know where you, the local residents and users, are currently crossing Minnetonka Boulevard, where you would prefer to cross or if you have any feedback on current crossing access. The feedback will be used to determine where to place temporary pedestrian crossing facilities in 2019 for trial, with permanent locations to be installed in 2020. 

Submit your comments

Biking plans  

Hennepin County 2040 Bicycle Transportation Plan (PDF)

St. Louis Park's Connect the Park

Public involvement

Upcoming events

Open house

You are invited to meet with staff to discuss the proposed improvements, ask questions you might have and provide feedback. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Aquila Elementary School cafeteria
8500 West 31st Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426


Project leadership and partners

Hennepin County

Biking lane improvements

  • Kristine Stehly
    Community Works project manager

Crossing study

  • Jason Pieper, P.E.
    Transportation engineer
  • Nate Hood
    Transportation project manager

City of St. Louis Park

  • Jack Sullivan
    Engineering project manager
  • Ben Manibog
    Transportation engineer
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