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).

Repaving is planned for spring 2019.

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Project information

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. This corridor has been identified as a future on-street bikeway. Nicollet Avenue from Old Shakopee Road/West 98th Street to West 88th Street was repaved in fall 2018. 

Hennepin County's feasibility study and traffic analysis of the corridor will consider ways to best accommodate people biking while still ensuring vehicle movement is efficient and direct. Additionally, roadway crossings will be evaluated to determine if opportunities exist to make crossings safer and more comfortable for pedestrians.

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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