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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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Learn more about plans to improve the Vernon Avenue Bridge and intersections nearby

Hennepin County and the City of Edina are beginning design work to replace the Vernon Avenue Bridge (County Road 158) over the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railroad, as well as to make improvements to the intersections of Vernon Avenue and Interlachen Boulevard and the Highway 100 off-ramp. 

Goals for this project include improving access, mobility and user safety to meet present and future needs of this corridor and continue to serve the communities and visitors to the Grandview District. The project is currently anticipated to begin in 2023.  

We would like to hear from you about this project. 

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 and share back your thoughts with the project team.  

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.

You can view the virtual open house anytime through the end of June. When you do, make sure you share your feedback using an online submission form at the end of the open house.  

Project overview

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 that is safer, more functional and attractive for all users.

Planned improvements will be at these locations on Vernon Avenue: 

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