Street Construction

Current Projects (Map)

Glenwood Ave Gas Main Replacement

CenterPoint Energy will begin replacing a gas main on the south side of Glenwood Ave between Hwy 100 and Meadow Lane beginning Aug 5. The project is not expected to require a full road closure of Glenwood Ave but there will be lane shifts to maintain traffic flow.  However, flaggers may be present at times and drivers may experience delays.  Natchez Ave at Glenwood will be closed and drivers should follow the posted detours. The work will take approximately three weeks to complete.
For more information on the project, contact Centerpoint Energy at csv.constructionservices@centerpointenergy.com or 612-321-5369.

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.

Meadowbrook Turn Lane Improvement Project

As part of a Meadowbrook Elementary expansion project, the City will construct an eastbound turn lane on Glenwood Ave and a northbound turn lane on Turners Crossroad to alleviate traffic congestion bordering the school. 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 nearly five miles of designated bicycle routes on several corridors in Golden Valley later this year, including Sandburg Rd/Nevada Ave from Medicine Lake Rd to Douglas Dr, Golden Valley Rd from Rhode Island Ave to Douglas Dr, and a few others.

An open house was held at City Hall June 12 for residents to learn and ask questions about the proposed project.

At its Council/Manager meeting July 9, the City Council considered proposed and alternative designs for a number of bicycle routes planned through Golden Valley and made the following decisions:

  • remove Sandburg drive as a bike route
  • install directed bike lanes on Medicine Lake Rd in cooperation with Hennepin County (City staff is looking into this further)
  • leave parking on Olympia and apply only sharrows

All other routes planned for installation this year will proceed as proposed. Council is expected to consider award of bids to install bike lanes and other related improvements in September.

CenterPoint Energy 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. Additional information about the project can be found on CenterPoint’s website.

Douglas Dr Railroad Crossing

The Union Pacific Railroad railroad crossing on Douglas Dr south of Golden Valley Rd is scheduled for replacement in mid-late June 2019. The project will require a one-week closure of Douglas Dr beginning June 17, between the Frontage Rd and Golden Valley Rd. More information will be provided when the start date is determined.

There will be driveway access to businesses within the closure area, as well as to the Luce Line Trail entrance immediately south of the railroad crossing.

The sidewalk and trail will be closed at the railroad crossing. People walking and biking will need to use alternate routes to get around the closure. Once the railroad crossing work is complete, the sidewalk and trail will be usable by people biking and walking.

City of Minneapolis Theodore Wirth Pkwy Closure

The City of Minneapolis project to repair seven catch basins and one manhole has been delayed and is now scheduled to begin Aug 19 with the completion date of Sept 2. During this time, the parkway will be closed to vehicle traffic between Golden Valley Rd and Plymouth Ave N.

The existing catch basins are currently collapsing, and the parkway is not wide enough to accommodate flagged traffic through the site; therefore, a complete closure of the work area is needed. Traffic will be rerouted around the project (see detour map on the right).

For more information on the road work, contact Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Engineering Technician Thomas Johnson or visit the CIty of Minneapolis website.

City of St Louis Park: Cedar Lake Rd Improvements

During summer 2019, the City of St. Louis Park will be improving Cedar Lake Rd between Kentucky Ave and Quentin Ave. The project may cause the slowing of traffic and could also force detours into Golden Valley. For more information visit the City of St Louis Park website or call the St Louis Park Engineering Department at 952-924-2656.

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.

Starting Aug 12, the work will require a road closure of Golden Hills Dr, just west of the Canadian Pacific Railroad to Colorado Rd. The road is expected to reopen Aug 16. Properties with access onto Golden Hills Drive will continue to have access; however, drivers may need to go around the work zone to get to the property using Xenia Ave, Laurel Ave, and Colorado Ave.

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.

In September 2019, the Golden Valley City Council will consider a proposal by Hennepin County to install bikes lanes on Glenwood Ave between Hwy 100 in Golden Valley and Thomas Ave in Minneapolis as part of a resurfacing project the County will complete in 2020.

The Golden Valley City Council will meet on Sept 10 at 6:30 pm at City Hall in a Council-Manager meeting to review and discuss the planned bike lanes for Glenwood Ave. The Council is also expected to consider parking restrictions for this section of Glenwood at its regular meeting Sept 17 at 6:30 pm at City Hall.

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.