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Winnetka Avenue railroad crossing replacement

County Road 156 in New Hope

CP Rail, in a partnership with Hennepin County and the City of New Hope, will replace Winnetka Avenue (County Road 156) between Angeline Drive and 51st Avenue in New Hope.

In addition, crews are also replacing a failed storm sewer culvert and improving the pedestrian crossing over the tracks.

This project will improve safety for all users and is scheduled to begin Monday, April 26.

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Construction update

On April 26, Hennepin County crews closed Winnetka Avenue (County Road 156) between Angeline Drive and 51st Avenue in New Hope.

Winnetka Avenue will be closed for five weeks to complete this work, weather permitting.

Detour and access

Detour for people driving

During the closure, people driving should use the marked detour: 

  • 42nd Avenue (County Road 9)
  • Douglas Drive (County Road 102)
  • West Broadway Avenue (County Road 8)
  • Bass Lake Road (County Road 10)

Detour for people biking and walking

During the closure, people biking and walking should use the alternate route:

  • 54th Avenue
  • Boone Avenue
  • 49th Avenue

Detour for people using transit

Metro Transits routes 705, 716, and 764 are affected by this closure. Check the Metro Transit website for latest information on the route detours.
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