Lake Street and Excelsior Boulevard intersection improvements

County roads 3 and 25 in Minneapolis

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

Project timeline for Lake Street and Excelsior Boulevard intersection
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Construction updates

Final construction activities underway

On Monday, April 6, construction activities resumed at the Lake Street (County Road 25) and Excelsior Boulevard (County Road 3) intersection in Minneapolis.

During the next two to three weeks, crews are installing the new traffic signals and placing permanent striping at the intersection. This will bring the county’s activities at the intersection to a close.

Expect minor traffic impacts

Access at the intersection will be maintained for people driving, biking, walking and rolling. However, to complete this work, people using the roadway can expect minor traffic impacts such as single lane closures.

Construction activities nearby

Coordinating with nearby developments and transit construction

We are aware that several construction activities are happening in this area and are coordinating and communicating with the various projects to the best extent possible.

Residential and commercial developments

During our improvements project, construction of two residential and commercial developments near the intersection will be ongoing. People should expect minor road and sidewalk impacts. To report any issues with these construction activities, call Minneapolis 311.

Southwest LRT West Lake Station

To learn more about the new West Lake Street station, visit For questions or to report issues with these construction activities, contact David Davies, Southwest LRT community outreach coordinator for Minneapolis, at or 612-373-5336.

Project information

Two of the key features of this project will be a realigned intersection to reduce confusion and safer crossings for people walking and rolling.

For people walking, biking and rolling, there will be:

  • New Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps.
  • New waiting, or refuge, areas for crossing the intersection.
  • New traffic signals with accessible pedestrian signal buttons.

For people driving, there will be:

  • New roadway alignment for eastbound Lake Street traffic, with more predictable turning movements.
  • Repaved roadway and new concrete medians, curbs and gutters.
  • Upgraded traffic signal system.

There will also be new landscaping on the pedestrian islands and medians.

Lake Street and Excelsior Boulevard intersection layout

Layout of the new Lake Street and Excelsior Boulevard intersection.

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