Nicollet Avenue improvements

County Road 52 in Bloomington

Hennepin County and the City of Bloomington, are planning to make improvements to a nearly 2.5-mile segment along Nicollet Avenue between American Boulevard and Old Shakopee Road (County Road 1).

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Construction updates

Repaving and restriping work completed

Hennepin County and the City of Bloomington have completed improvements to the nearly 2.5-mile segment of Nicollet Avenue (County Road 52) between American Boulevard and Old Shakopee Road/West 98th Street (County Road 1).

The key improvements of this project included repaving and restriping the road with permanent road markings to accommodate travel lanes, public transit and on-street bike lanes.

Crews repaved and restriped the majority of the new corridor.

Project information

Improving Nicollet Avenue

Nicollet Avenue is a key north/south route running between Bloomington, Richfield and Minneapolis. The road serves people walking, biking, driving and taking public transportation.

The key improvements of this project include repaving and restriping the road to make proactive safety improvements along the corridor.

Nicollet Avenue from Old Shakopee Road/West 98th Street to West 88th Street was repaved in Fall 2018.

Anticipated schedule

  • Weather permitting, repaving is scheduled to begin the week of May 13
  • Striping will follow repaving completion

Community engagement and outreach

Previous outreach

  • Bloomington City Council expressed support for Hennepin County's four-to-three lane concept at their April 15, 2019 meeting.
  • Hennepin County and City of Bloomington staff held an open house on April 2, 2019.
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