Street Construction

Current Projects (Map)

2019 Pavement Management Program

The 2019 PMP is reconstructing 1.56 miles of street in the northwest corner of the City, south of Medicine Lake Rd, east of Medley Park, north of General Mills James Ford Bell Research Center, and west of Aquila Ave. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2019.

Meadowbrook Turn Lane Improvement Project

As part of a Meadowbrook Elementary expansion project, the City will be constructing turn lanes on Glenwood Ave and Turners Crossroad to alleviate traffic congestion bordering the school. A northbound turn lane will be installed on Turners Crossroad as well as an eastbound turn lane on Glenwood Ave. The project is expected to begin the week of June 10 and be completed by Labor Day.

Bike Lane Improvements

The City is considering striping 7 miles worth of designated bicycle routes on several corridors in Golden Valley, including Sandburg Rd/Ne-vada Ave from Medicine Lake Rd to Douglas Dr, Golden Valley Rd from Rhode Island Ave to Douglas Dr, and many more.

CenterPoint Energy's Golden Valley Road Belt Line Project

CenterPoint Energy is replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Golden Valley.  The project area (see map) will include small portions of Winnetka Ave and Western Ave, the entirety of Sumter Ave S, and Wayzata Blvd between Sumter and Pennsylvania Ave (see map above). Additional information about the project can be found on CenterPoint’s website.

Residents are invited to a project open house April 4, 5–7 pm, at City Hall to ask questions and learn more about the project.

2018 Pavement Management Program

The 2018 PMP reconstructed 1.3 miles of street along Plymouth Ave between Mendelssohn Ave N and Winnetka Ave N. Due to the cold temperatures, the majority of the restoration work behind the sidewalks, curbs, and along some driveways was not able to be completed this season. Instead, crews temporarily restored areas for the winter and will return in the spring of 2019 for final restoration.

Douglas Drive

Crews are finishing various short-term projects, like pouring sidewalks in certain areas, landscaping, paving between Frontage Rd and Hwy 55, and grinding in permanent striping. This joint two-year project between the City of Golden Valley and Hennepin County is nearing completion. Led by Hennepin County, the project reconstructed Douglas Dr from Medicine Lake Rd to Hwy 55.

Hwy 55 West Area

Includes sidewalk, street lighting, overhead power line burial, and intersection improvements to streets in the Hwy 55 West area, including Golden Valley Rd from Hwy 55 to Mendelssohn, Decatur Ave from Golden Valley Rd to 7th Ave N, and 7th Ave N from Boone Ave N to Decatur. Construction on this project has been substantially complete. Final items will be addressed in 2019.

Plymouth Ave

The 2018 project ncludes street, bike and pedestrian, and pavement rehabilitation improvements to Plymouth Ave N from Mendelssohn to Winnetka Ave N. The project involves; pavement rehabilitation; upgrades to traffic signals, intersections, and trail crossings; trail reconstruction; improvements to sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water main; and improvements for bicycle accessibility. Final items will be addressed in 2019.

Xenia Ave/Golden Hills Dr

As a continuation of a fall 2018 project, street and signal improvements will be made to several streets in the Xenia Ave/Golden Hills Dr area. Work will begin in the spring and is expected to be completed by mid-summer.

Upcoming Projects

Glenwood Ave Overlay Project

Hennepin County plans to pave Glenwood Ave between Hwy 100 and Thomas Ave in Minneapolis. The project will also consider improvements to pedestrian walkways and crossings. Construction is expected to begin summer 2020.

The County and City have convened a study group of local residents to evaluate short- and long-term improvements to better serve people walking, biking, taking public transportation, and driving through the corridor. The study group will meet several times through spring 2019. Ahead of the design process, the County and City are seeking additional feedback from local residents and users about short- and long-term needs and interests for traveling through this corridor.

For more information, visit the project web page on the Hennepin County website.

County Roads

For information about construction on county roads in Golden Valley, use Hennepin County's Road Construction Locator.

Highways & Interstates

For construction information on highways and interstates, such as Hwys 55, 100, and 169, and I-394, search MnDOT's web site.