Project nearing completion
For many travelling through the area, Douglas Drive operates like a fully reconstructed road. The road is open; paths are walkable and rideable; and lighting and signals are operating. However, crews have been on site for the past few months working toward completing many of the final tasks.
By late summer, crews should be drawing the project to a close with these final activities:
- Installing new sod on Douglas Drive between Duluth Street and Frontage Road
- Placing permanent striping on Douglas Drive between Duluth Street and Highway 55
Expect minor traffic impacts
These final tasks will not require full closures. However, people driving, walking and biking through the area should expect some minor traffic impacts during striping work.
CenterPoint Energy's Belt Line project
CenterPoint Energy crews will be active near Douglas Drive replacing existing natural gas pipelines as part of their Belt Line utility project. More information is available on their project website.
Douglas Drive improvements
This corridor is being reconstructed to improve connectivity, function, safety and aesthetics. The result will create a safer and more efficient road for people driving, biking and walking.
Newly reconstructed Douglas Drive with paved trails, sidewalks and widened curbs, as well as redesigned traffic lanes with shared turn lanes
New culvert on Douglas Drive located north of the Golden Valley Road roundabout
New sidewalks with a boulevard buffer, and extended curbs designed as a dedicated bike lane