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

Beginning on August 9, crews will repave Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) between Hillsboro Avenue South and Vernon Avenue South/West Lake Street.

This work will be done in stages. First, the existing road will be grinded away (milled). Then, new road will be paved (overlaid). To complete the work, new striping and pavement markings for people biking and driving will be added to the corridor.

Weather permitting, repaving work is expected to be completed in roughly one week.

Bike lane project

Starting summer 2018, Hennepin County crews will be making improvements along Minnetonka Boulevard, roughly between highways 100 and 169. 

Improvements will include:

  • replacing catch basin grates with bike friendly grates
  • restriping to include bike lane signage
  • reconfiguring the Dakota Avenue and Minnetonka Boulevard intersection
  • repaving Minnetonka Boulevard between Edgewood and Vernon avenues

Features of projects

When complete these improvements 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 

Timeline

Weather permitting, this work is expected to be complete by late summer/early fall 2018. 

Additional information about the corridor

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

Project leadership and partners

Hennepin County

Biking lane improvements

  • Kristine Stehly
    Community Works project manager
    kristine.stehly@hennepin.us 
    612-348-6370

Crossing study

  • Jason Pieper, P.E.
    Transportation engineer
    jason.pieper@hennepin.us
    612-596-0241
  • Nate Hood
    Transportation project manager
    nathaniel.hood@hennepin.us
    612-596-9876

City of St. Louis Park

  • Jack Sullivan
    Engineering project manager
    jsullivan@stlouispark.org 
    952-924-2691
  • Ben Manibog
    Transportation engineer
    bmanibog@stlouispark.org
    952-924-2669
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