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Lake Street and Excelsior Boulevard intersection improvements

County roads 3 and 25 in Minneapolis

Hennepin County realigned the intersection of Lake Street (County Road 25) and Excelsior Boulevard (County Road 3) in Minneapolis.

Project was completed in June 2020.

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Intersection improvement project wraps up

The Lake Street (County Road 25) and Excelsior Boulevard (County Road 3) intersection improvement project is now complete.

Construction began in August 2019. While the goal was to realign the intersection for a better experience for all, crews also needed to replace several infrastructure components that were aging.

Crews worked steadily on the project until the end of 2019 construction season. This year, the crews returned to install traffic signals and complete other finishing touches.  

Project improvements

For people driving

  • New roadway alignment for eastbound Lake Street traffic with more predictable turning movements
  • Upgraded traffic signal system with new signal timing to improve traffic flow
  • New pavement providing a smoother ride through the intersection

For people walking, biking and rolling

  • New curb ramps that meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards
  • New protected waiting (refuge) areas for people crossing the intersection
  • New pedestrian island paths connecting multiple intersection crosswalks
  • New traffic signals with accessible pedestrian signal buttons

New pedestrian island with sidewalk paths

A new pedestrian island with a sidewalk path resembles nearby park areas and trails and provides a better experience for people with safer waiting areas and better separation from vehicles.

New crosswalks with distinctive refuge island

Improved pedestrian crossings at the intersection include a distinctive refuge area and pedestrian ramps that meet ADA standards.

Thank you

We thank you for your patience and understanding while we worked to improve the Lake Street and Excelsior Boulevard intersection.

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