Street Construction

Due to concerns about the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the City Council postponed the 2020 Pavement Management Program (PMP) and associated special assessments. The Council will consider whether to move forward with other street projects this year at upcoming meetings.

While postponing the PMP acknowledges the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis on residents and the City, it doesn’t change the City’s commitment to improving its infrastructure. Crews will continue to patch potholes and make small repairs as needed this year. The status of projects for next year will be considered as the situation evolves. The COVID-19 page on the City website will have updated information about the status of City services.

2021 Projects (Map)

2021 Pavement Management Program

This year’s PMP will reconstruct 1.27 miles of City streets in northwest Golden Valley (see map). Scheduled to begin late April or early May, the project will also repair storm sewers, water mains, and sanitary sewer mains and bring curbs and gutters up to City standards. Work is expected to be completed this fall. Learn more.

Bike Lanes Project

The City is proposing striping several miles of bike lanes throughout Golden Valley. The project is the same as was proposed in 2020 with some minor changes made to the designs on 7th and 10th Ave. The project is expected to begin early summer.Learn more.

Railroad Crossing Improvements

The Union Pacific Railroad will replace crossings at 10th Ave N and Mendelssohn Ave N near the intersection of the two streets. Although exact timing of this work is not yet known, when the project begins each street will be closed for approximately one week. Detours will be posted ahead of time, and information regarding the closures will be published on the City website.

Hwy 55 Trail and Mill and Overlay

MnDOT will be performing a mill and overlay on Hwy 55 between General Mills Blvd and Hwy 100 this summer. As part of the project, a new trail will be installed along the southside of Hwy 55 between Winnetka Ave and Glenwood Ave. The road is not expected to close, but lane shifts will be used to move traffic around the work zone. Most milling and paving efforts on Hwy 55 will take place on weekends. Construction is scheduled to begin July 2021.

Learn more about the project on the Minnesota Department of Transportation website.

Laurel Ave Mill and Overlay

Laurel Ave, between Jersey Ave and approximately 400’ west of Xenia Ave, will receive a mill and overlay this summer (see map). The project will include repairing defective curbs and gutters, upgrading pedestrian ramps to be ADA compliant, and some minor utility work. Once the new asphalt it paved, this stretch of roadway will be striped to include bike lanes as part of the 2021 Bike Lane Striping Project.

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.