Road maintenance projects

Each year, the county completes maintenance work to keep the road surface in good repair, to extend the life of the pavement and take care of roadway assets.

Larger scale projects, as well as the county's reconstruction and reconditioning projects, are posted annually. 

General overviews and a list of paving projects and other active maintenance are listed below. You are encouraged to check this page regularly to get the most accurate list of upcoming projects. 

Crews also may be working alongside the road throughout the year on activities like mowing, striping, signal painting, guardrail repairs, sign and signal improvements, as well as inspecting bridges.

Other road projects and projects near roads in your area may be led by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, your local municipality or various utility companies.

We thank county residents for their patience during the construction season and for being safe around work zones and crew members.

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Paving (overlay) projects

These are internally referred to as mill and overlay projects. The county monitors the pavement condition on county roads and creates an annual list of projects best suited for repaving.

Each year, the county completes approximately 110 lane miles of repaving. These projects are substantially shorter than a full reconstruction of a road, typically lasting only a few days to a couple of weeks, and do not require closures or detours.

Our list of 2020 repaving projects is below. 

Brooklyn Center

  • Bass Lake Road/58th Avenue N (County Road 10) between Zane Avenue N (County Road 14) and Brooklyn Boulevard (County Road 152)

Crystal

  • Bass Lake Road/56th Avenue N (County Road 10) between Zane Avenue N (County Road 14) and Brooklyn Boulevard (County Road 152)

Eden Prairie

  • Eden Prairie Road (County Road 4) between Hilltop Road and North Hillcrest Court 

Minneapolis

  • Golden Valley Road (County Road 66) between Xerxes Ave N and West Broadway Avenue (County Road 81)
  • Hennepin Avenue E (County Road 52) between 8th Street SE and bridge over I-35W
  • West Broadway Avenue (County Road 81) between Girard Avenue and bridge over I-94

Pavement resurfacing projects

When conditions of roads do not require a mill and overlay or full reconstruction, we use different processes to maintain our roadways including filling existing cracks (cracksealing), and resurfacing existing roadway (chip sealing, micro surfacing, and placing an ultra-thin bonded wear course).

These projects take place on the road, so they can look like big projects. However, they typically last only a few days to a week and do not require road closures or detours.

Our list of 2020 resurfacing projects is below.

Minneapolis

  • 46th Street (County Road 46) between 41st Avenue and the bridge over Godfrey Road
  • Xerxes Avenue (County Road 31) between the culvert over Minnehaha Creek and 50th Street (County Road 21)

Minnetonka

  • Hopkins Crossroad (County Road 73)
    • between Cedar Hills Drive and Joy Lane
    • between the bridge over I-394 and Oberlin Road
  • Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) between Larchwood Drive and the I-494 northbound ramp
  • County Road 101 between Sanctuary Drive and the Highway 12 ramp

Minnetonka/Hopkins

  • Excelsior Boulevard (County Road 3) between Frontage Road and 11th Avenue

Orono

  • 6th Avenue (County Road 6) between Townline Road and Orchard Park Road

Wayzata

  • Shoreline Drive (County Road 15) between Hillside Drive and MN Highway 12 (Note this work will include a one night closure of the westbound exit from MN Highway 12)

Pedestrian ramps and accessible pedestrian signals

Hennepin County crews work to replace and upgrade the sidewalks along county roads. These projects are part of the county’s ADA Sidewalk Accessibility Plan. These projects typically take about a week to complete.

Our list of 2020 pedestrian crossing and/or Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS) upgrade projects is below.

Brooklyn Center

  • Bass Lake Road (County Road 10)
    • at Xerxes Avenue

Brooklyn Park

  • Zane Avenue (County Road 14)
    • between Brooklyn Boulevard (County Road 152) and 95th Avenue (County Road 30)

Minneapolis

  • 46th Street (County Road 46)
    • between 41st and 45th avenues
  • 50th Street (County Road 21)
    • between Rusell and Colfax avenues
  • Penn Avenue (County Road 2)
    • between 33rd and 34th avenues

Richfield

  • Nicollet Avenue (County Road 52)
    • between 63rd and 73rd streets
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