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 nearing completion

Hennepin County and the City of Bloomington are finishing up work to improve 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 include repaving and restriping the road with permanent road markings to accommodate travel lanes, public transit and on-street bike lanes.

Since mid-May, crews repaved and restriped the majority of the new corridor. There are some construction tasks remaining to complete the project, including:

  • Painting the remainder of road markings
  • Installing permanent signage

The remaining work is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

While this work continues, people using the road may experience some delays.

Staying safe

We thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we wrap up the project.

For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask that you continue to exercise caution and slow down where crews are working.

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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