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Hennepin County makes improvements to Minnetonka Boulevard

Post Date:September 12, 2018

This summer, Hennepin County made improvements along Minnetonka Boulevard between Highways 100 and 169. Improvements included:

  • replacing catch basin grates with bike-friendly grates
  • restriping to include bike lanes, bike symbols, and signs
  • reconfiguring the Dakota Avenue and Minnetonka Boulevard intersection
  • installing bicycle detection in the traffic signals at Lake Street and at Dakota, Louisiana and Texas avenues
  • installing green crossbike striping at Texas Avenue
  • repaving Minnetonka Boulevard between Edgewood and Vernon avenues

When complete, these improvements will enhance existing on-street facilities between Highways 100 and 169, fill important links for Hennepin County and St. Louis Park bike routes and provide an alternate east-west route during the anticipated Southwest Light Rail Transit construction along Cedar Lake Trail. Weather permitting, work is expected to be complete this fall. 

Additionally, in partnership with the city, Hennepin County is asking for feedback from local residents on pedestrian crossing improvements along Minnetonka Boulevard between Highways 169 and 100. The goal of this project is to improve pedestrian crossing access throughout the corridor. We want to know where you, the local residents and users, are currently crossing Minnetonka Boulevard, where you would prefer to cross or if you have any feedback on current crossing access. The feedback will be used to determine where to place temporary pedestrian crossing facilities in 2019 for trial, with permanent locations to be installed in 2020. Visit www.hennepin.us/minnetonkaboulevard to submit comments, and for more information about the Minnetonka Boulevard improvements