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 2020 repaving projects are complete for the year. Visit this site again for the 2021 list of repaving projects.

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 2020 resurfacing projects are complete for the year. Visit this site again for the 2021 list of resurfacing projects.

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 2020 pedestrian crossing and/or Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS) upgrade projects are complete for the year. Visit this site again for the 2021 list of pedestrian crossing and/or Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS) upgrade projects.

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