Construction Projects

 

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.

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.

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.

Sandburg Road/Nevada Avenue from Medicine Lake Road to Douglas Drive
Bike lanes will NOT be installed on Nevada Avenue and Sandburg Road between Medicine Lake Road and Douglas Drive and on-street parking will continue to be permitted.

Olympia Street from Winnetka Avenue to Douglas Drive East End, (see map) & West End (see map)
Bike lanes will NOT be installed on Olympia Street between Winnetka Avenue and Douglas Drive. Instead sharrows will be placed on Olympia Street as well as bike route signs at Winnetka Avenue and Douglas Drive. The current parking restrictions on Olympia Street will remain in effect, but no new parking restrictions will be added.

Golden Valley Road from Pennsylvania Avenue to Douglas Drive (see map)
Bike lanes will be installed on Golden Valley Rd from Pennsylvania Ave to Douglas Dr. On-street parking is already prohibited on Golden Valley Rd, with the exception of the north side of Golden Valley Rd from the railroad tracks east towards Florida Ave. On street parking will be prohibited along this segment.

Pennsylvania Avenue from Wayzata Boulevard to Laurel Avenue (see map)
Bike lanes will be installed on Pennsylvania Ave from Wayzata Blvd to Laurel Ave. On-street parking is already prohibited along this route.

Wayzata Boulevard from General Mills Boulevard to Texas Avenue (see map)
Bike Lanes will be installed on Wayzata Boulevard from General Mills Boulevard to Texas Avenue. On street parking will be prohibited along this route.\

7th Ave & Golden Valley Rd from Decatur Ave to Wisconsin Ave (see map)
Sharrows will be installed on westbound 7th Ave between Boone Ave and Decatur Ave, and parking will be allowed to remain on the north side of 7th Ave. A bike lane will be installed on eastbound 7th Ave, where parking is already prohibited. Bike lanes will also be installed from Boone Ave to Wisconsin Ave. Parking is already prohibited in this segment.

10th Ave from Decatur Ave to Rhode Island Ave (see map)
Bike lanes are proposed to be installed on 10th Ave from Decatur Ave to Rhode Island Ave.  On street parking is generally already prohibited along 10th Ave, and will be further prohibited where gaps in parking restriction currently exist.

10th Ave from Mendelssohn Ave to Decatur Ave
This segment has been eliminated from the current project but remains identified as bike lane corridor in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

Decatur Ave from Golden Valley Rd to 10th Ave (see map)

Bike lanes are proposed to be installed on Decatur Avenue between Golden Valley Road and 10th Avenue.  On street parking is already prohibited on this segment.

Boone Ave from Golden Valley Rd to Plymouth Ave (see map)
Bike lanes will also be installed on Boone Ave from Golden Valley Rd to Plymouth Ave.  On street parking will be prohibited on this segment except for the east side of Boone Ave between Golden Valley Rd and 10th Ave.

Rhode Island Ave from 10th Ave to Hwy 55 (see map)
Bike lanes are proposed to be installed on Rhode Island Ave from 10th Ave to Hwy 55. On street parking will be maintained on portions of the east side of Rhode Island Ave north of Golden Valley Rd, but will be prohibited through the remainder of this segment.  Additionally, on street parking will be prohibited on Golden Valley Rd west of Pennsylvania Ave.

Laurel Ave from Pennsylvania Ave to Turners Crossroads,  East End (see map) & West End (see map)
Bike lanes were planned for this segment of Laurel Avenue in 2019 but changes were made to the design and are now proposed in 2020. On street parking was prohibited along the northside of Laurel Ave but allowed on portions of the south side of Laurel Ave from Pennsylvania Ave to Colorado Ave. The 2020 modifications propose buffered bike lanes with no on-street parking on either side of Laurel Ave except for approximately 500 feet along the north side of Laurel Ave between Louisiana Ave and Pennsylvania Avenue.

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.