View the potential Sunset Drive designs
Hennepin County is partnering with the cities of Spring Park and Orono, as well as Three Rivers Park District, to reconstruct Sunset Drive (County Road 51) between Spring Street and Shadywood Road (County Road 19).
A reconstruction project like this allows us to replace the aging roadway and underground utilities, as well as re-envision the corridor. Our goals for this project include:
- incorporating new multi-modal features focused on safety and mobility
- improving traffic flow
- improving connectivity by adding trail access
You can explore the design options in our virtual portal
Online open house held on Thursday, February 23
Using input from 2021 and the project goals, staff developed initial design options for Sunset Drive and shared those designs at a live online open house on February 23.
The purpose of the open house was to summarize what feedback has been gathered so far, what the initial designs look like, discuss plans for the community to provide future feedback and answer any questions attendees have on the design options presented.
Thank you to everyone who attended and heard about the design options. We appreciate your interest.
Online open house held on Monday, November 15
Project staff hosted a live online open house on Monday, November 15, to share information about the project. The purpose of the open house was to hear from people who live, work, visit local businesses on Sunset Drive and use it as a connector to better understand existing concerns and needs to help inform a design that best reflects community needs.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Sunset Drive reconstruction open house. We appreciate your interest. View the recording of the open house below.
Sunset Drive open house presentation (PDF)
2021 Sunset Drive engagement summary (PDF)
Other 2021 engagement
During 2021, we connected with people who live, work and visit local businesses on Sunset Drive. We developed a four-part email series called to help people better understand the work we are undertaking. We held community pop-up events and an open house. We also shared an online comment map so you could pinpoint the challenges you experience, concerns you have and future needs of your community.
We developed initial design options for Sunset Drive using your input and feedback.