Golden Valley Road over Bassett Creek

County Road 66 in Golden Valley

Hennepin County, in partnership with the City of Golden Valley, will replace a bridge on Golden Valley Road over Bassett Creek.

The century-old bridge, which is located just west of Theodore Wirth Parkway, will be reconstruction with design and functional improvements starting in spring 2018.

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Construction updates

Bridge replacement underway

During the week of June 18, crews completed excavation and removal of the existing Golden Valley Road Bridge over Bassett Creek. With the area cleared, crews began foundation work for the new bridge.

Foundation framework installations for the next three weeks

With excavation and removal work completed, crews began installing helical piles to form the foundation framework that will support the new bridge structure. Helical piles are steel shafts that are drilled into the ground. 

During the next three weeks, 152 pilings will be installed. Crews will then begin concrete foundation work.

Other projects nearby

CenterPoint Energy's Belt Line project in Golden Valley

CenterPoint Energy is also in the area replacing their natural gas system in Golden Valley. Anticipate traffic impacts in areas where active construction is occurring and are necessary.

For more information about the project or to sign up for their weekly construction updates, please visit CenterPoint Energy's Golden Valley 2018 Belt Line Project.

You can also contact the project at 612-321-5369 or 612-321-5546.

Detours, closures and travel considerations

Detour for people driving

Golden Valley Road is closed to through traffic. Due to the nature of the work area and other work in the area, all through traffic needs to use the detour below. Other roads are not designed for through access nor additional traffic. 

  • Golden Valley Road
  • Highway 100
  • Highway 55
  • Lyndale Avenue
  • West Broadway Avenue (County Road 81)

Detour for people walking, biking and rolling

The following route is designed for people walking, biking and rolling in the area. It is not a detour for motor vehicles. 

  • Golden Valley Road
  • Bassett Creek Drive
  • Dresden Lane
  • Sochacki Park Trail
  • Bonnie Lane

Golden Valley Road bicycle and pedestrian detour

 Download a copy of the Golden Valley Road bicycle and pedestrian detour map

Project information

Hennepin County, in partnership with the City of Golden Valley, will replace a bridge on Golden Valley Road over Bassett Creek. Located just west of Theodore Wirth Parkway, the century-old bridge will be reconstructed with design and functional improvements, including:

  • New road surface offering a smoother ride
  • New modern design, including new ornamental railings along both sides of the bridge
  • Adaptable design to accommodate possible future upgrades for people walking and biking
  • Updates to meet current safety requirements

Public involvement

Hennepin County, in partnership with the City of Golden Valley and CenterPoint Energy, hosted a joint open house for Hennepin County's Golden Valley Road (County Road 66) Bridge over Bassett Creek reconstruction project and CenterPoint Energy's upcoming Belt Line project on March 15, 2018.

The open house focused on providing residents and businesses with information on the upcoming bridge reconstruction on Golden Valley Road, as well as CenterPoint Energy's activities in Golden Valley in 2018. More information is available on their project website.

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