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Minnetonka Boulevard reconstruction

County Road 5 in St. Louis Park

Hennepin County will reconstruct Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) between Highway 100 and France Avenue in St. Louis Park.

Work is expected to begin in 2024.

 
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Online input experience

We created an online interactive input experience for you to:

  • Learn more about the project
  • Provide comments on an interactive map
  • Share more about your use and experiences through an online survey

Hearing from you is an important first step as we begin our design process. Since engagement is just beginning, there will be plenty of opportunities to provide your feedback in the future. Check back here often for other ways to get involved.

Visit the Minnetonka Boulevard reconstruction online input experience.

Previous design outreach events

Summer 2021

Project staff was available to receive feedback on the project and answer any questions when they attended

  • Skateapalooza on July 27
  • Parktacular on June 19

Purpose of project

Minnetonka Boulevard was last reconstructed in 1952 and is nearing the end of its useful life. We need to reconstruct the roadway because routine maintenance activities such as overlays and crackseals are no longer cost effective in preserving the road.

In addition, the current design poses challenges for people biking, walking, and rolling. The existing sidewalk facilities are located immediately adjacent to the road, which can be uncomfortable for people walking, and persons with limited mobility may experience issues because many intersections do not meet current Americans with Disabilities Act design requirements.

Residents also have noted safety concerns due to the existing four-lane undivided road design.

Additionally, the storm water system is not working properly, which puts a burden on local systems.

Read a project introduction document (PDF).

Proposed improvements

We are considering the following features when reconstructing Minnetonka Boulevard:

  • Lane reconfigurations, such as reducing lanes from 4 to 3 (one general traffic lane in each direction with a center turn lane) to better facilitate vehicle turns and provide traffic calming
  • Realignments, such as improving the transition for westbound users as they access Minnetonka Boulevard from West Lake Street
  • Improved first- and last-mile connections for people biking, walking and rolling to the Beltline Boulevard and West Lake Street light rail stations, which will be in close proximity to Minnetonka Boulevard
  • Enhancements for people walking and rolling, including curb extensions, raised medians and crossing beacons
  • Accommodations for people biking
  • Streetscape improvements
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