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Vernon Avenue Bridge replacement and intersections improvements

County Road 158 in Edina

Hennepin County, in coordination with Minnesota Department of Transportation and City of Edina, is planning to replace the Vernon Avenue Bridge (County Road 158) over the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railroad, improve the intersection at Interlachen Boulevard, and realign the Highway 100 off-ramp in Edina.

Construction is anticipated to begin in 2023.

Project timeline showing planning phase is complete. Design began in 2021 and will complete in 2022. Construction and project completion are expected for 2023.
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Visit the virtual open house to view proposed designs 

Check it out: Vernon Avenue Bridge replacement and intersections improvements open house

We launched our virtual open house so you can see the proposed designs.  

When you access the site, you will learn more about how the existing bridge and connecting roadways pose safety, connectivity and delay issues. And, you will see how our initial proposed design and improvements will: 

  • Allow for safer turning and merging at intersections for people driving 
  • Make the bridge and intersection safer and more inviting for people walking, biking and rolling 
  • Update the look of the bridge that complement existing designs along Vernon Avenue 

You will also learn more about the design process.

View the summary of open house responses and comments below.

Vernon Avenue Bridge replacement and intersection improvements open house summary (PDF)

Hennepin County plans to replace the Vernon Avenue Bridge (County Road 158) over the Canadian Pacific (CP) railway. The bridge is nearing the end of its service life and will need replacement. In addition to replacing the bridge, we are looking at opportunities to make improvements to connecting roadways in the heart of the Grandview District.

Project goals

Goals for this project are to provide a new bridge and upgraded intersections that are safer, more functional and attractive for all users. The improved area will meet present and future needs of this corridor and continue to serve the communities and visitors to the Grandview District.

Planned improvements will be at these locations on Vernon Avenue:

  • Interlachen Boulevard intersection
  • Vernon Avenue Bridge
  • Highway 100 off-ramp
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