MnDOT will discuss its plans to improve Hwy 169 between Hwy 55 and Hwy 62 at an informal open house August 19, 4–6 pm, at Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins. The public is invited to attend.
Beginning at 10 pm Friday, July 31, MnDOT construction crews will close the mainline lanes on eastbound I-394 between Hwy 100 and I-94, shifting all eastbound I-394 traffic to the two HOV/Reversible Lanes. The closure will last approximately two weeks. Motorists should expect significant delays during the morning and evening rush hours and plan accordingly.
Starting July 28, Golden Valley residents interested in becoming City policy makers can file to run for Mayor or City Council in this year’s Nov 3 municipal election. Voters will elect one Mayor (four-year term) and two Council Members (four year terms).
Beginning Monday, July 27 and lasting through the week, vehicles will not be allowed to make a left turn onto Plymouth Ave from northbound Winnetka Ave. A detour will be provided that uses the following roadways: Winnetka Ave, Medicine Lake Rd, and Mendelssohn Ave. Please adhere to the signage and plan your trip accordingly.
The Golden Valley City Council concluded its search for a new city manager after interviews July 23 by selecting Anoka City Manager Timothy Cruikshank from a field of four finalists. The other finalists were Delano City Administrator Philip Kern, Windom City Administrator Steven Nasby, and former Willmar City Administrator Charlene Stevens.
At two open houses July 15 and July 20, the City of Golden Valley presented initial design concepts and cost estimates for the proposed replacement of Brookview Community Center, and the public was invited to provide input. Approximately 40 people attended both events, which were held from 6-7:3o pm at Brookview Community Center.
Winnetka Ave south of Hwy 55 will be closed Thursday, July 23, from 9 am to 3 pm so the City’s roadway contractor, Forest Lake Contracting, can install necessary utility infrastructure to support the new intersection design. Please follow the posted detours on Glenwood Ave and General Mills Blvd.
The public is invited to attend an open house Wednesday, Aug 12, from 5-7:30 pm, to learn about the METRO Blue Line Extension (Bottineau LRT) light rail project and provide feedback about proposed stations, parking, and pedestrian/bike access. The event will be held at Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Rd (note: this open house had previously been scheduled for July 30 and was changed to Aug 12).