City Improvement Projects Abound in 2016

construction mapThe City is undertaking a wide variety of improvement projects in 2016. Read on for descriptions of the most noticeable improvements and what to expect.

1. 2016 Street and Utility Project

Start Date: Late April • Projected End Date: October
The City’s annual street and utility reconstruction project is in the West Avenues neighborhood north of Mainstreet. Portions of 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st Avenues N and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Streets N will be reconstructed. In addition to street work, the project includes replacement of sewer and water lines and drainage improvements. More information about 2016 Street and Utility Project...

2. 2016 Mill and Overlay Project

Project Date: June
This project will repave Sweet Briar Lane, Burnes Drive, Campbell Drive, Althea Lane, Herman Terrace, and Herman Court in the Campbell Addition neighborhood. Work will include repair of broken curb, replacement of old sewer castings, and milling off the top layer of asphalt and repaving with a fresh layer. This project will rejuvenate the streets in the neighborhood and is a cost-effective way to extend the life of the pavement.

3. Parking Ramp Rehabilitation

Start Date: Late May • Projected End Date: mid-September
This work includes concrete repairs, barrier cable replacement, door replacements, deck and joint sealing, cleaning, and new signage. The ramp will remain in service with a limited number of parking stalls impacted at any time.

4. Shady Oak Road Project

Hennepin County’s contractor resumed construction on Shady Oak Road this spring. In Hopkins remaining work includes completing sidewalk and trail construction, installation of median islands, final paving of Shady Oak Road, and restoration of boulevards. In Minnetonka the contractor will be reconstructing the frontage road along Highway 7 and also repaving Highway 7 in each direction extending away from the new Shady Oak Road intersection. Later this summer, a landscaping project will be completed along Shady Oak Road to improve aesthetics throughout the corridor. More information about Shady Oak Road Project...

5. Water Tank Rehabilitation

Start Date: June (Blake tank) • Projected End Date: mid-October (Moline Tank)
This work includes minor repairs and new protective coatings on the inside and outside of both of Hopkins elevated water storage tanks.

6. Excelsior Boulevard Retaining Wall Replacement

Start Date: July • Projected End Date: September
The retaining wall along 2nd St S (the north side of Excelsior Blvd) between 12th and 13th Ave S will be replaced with a larger block retaining wall. The work will impact one westbound lane of traffic on Excelsior Boulevard.


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Park System Improvements

7. Cottageville Park Pavilion

Start Date: early May
Projected End Date: early September

A new, distinctively-designed picnic pavilion with restrooms will be constructed to overlook the great lawn area. Other areas of the park will not be affected by this construction.

8. Oakes Park and Valley Park Warming House Improvements

Start Date: mid-July (after summer playground program concludes)
Projected End Date: late October

The existing, 60-year old, drab facilities will be rehabilitated to include a new covered patio area, new restrooms and drinking fountains for park users, and new park lighting. The Oakes Park picnic shelter will also be replaced.

9. Valley Park Play Equipment

Start Date: mid-May
Projected End Date: early June

The existing 24-year old play equipment will be replaced.

More information on upcoming park system improvements...

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