Street Construction

Current Projects (Map)

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. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2019.

Meadowbrook Turn Lane Improvement Project

In early 2018, a Planned Unit Development Amendment was approved for Meadowbrook Elementary to add classrooms to the northern portion of the site and as a condition of the approval, the school was to explore options to improve traffic during pick up and drop off hours. City staff worked with the school to develop a plan for additional turn lanes on Glenwood Ave and Turners Crossroad to alleviate congestion, with construction expected to start summer 2019.

Bike Lane Improvements

The City of Golden Valley will be installing on street bike lanes through approximately 7 miles of the City in 2019. The majority of the project will involve on street pavement markings and signage to delineate the bike lane from the driving lane.

CenterPoint Energy's Golden Valley Road Belt Line Project

CenterPoint Energy is replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Golden Valley.  The project area is southeast of Brookview Park, south of Western Ave down to I-394.  Design for the project is ongoing with construction to begin in spring 2019.  Additional information about the project can be found on CenterPoint’s website.

2018 Pavement Management Program

The 2018 PMP reconstructed 1.3 miles of street along Plymouth Ave between Mendelssohn Ave N and Winnetka Ave N. Due to the cold temperatures, the majority of the restoration work behind the sidewalks, curbs, and along some driveways was not able to be completed this season. Instead, crews temporarily restored areas for the winter and will return in the spring of 2019 for final restoration.

Douglas Drive

Crews are finishing various short-term projects, like pouring sidewalks in certain areas, landscaping, paving between Frontage Rd and Hwy 55, and grinding in permanent striping. This joint two-year project between the City of Golden Valley and Hennepin County is nearing completion. Led by Hennepin County, the project reconstructed Douglas Dr from Medicine Lake Rd to Hwy 55.

MnDOT: Hwy 55 (Theodore Wirth Pkwy/Hwy 100)

To make safety improvements, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is reducing Hwy 55 between Hwy 100 and Theodore Wirth Pkwy to a single lane in both directions Sept 12-25.

The work includes curb, gutter, guardrail, and culvert replacement and the removal of roadside trees. While no full lane closures or detours are expected, the project will continue west towards Rockford, MN throughout the fall.

For more information and updates, please contact:

Dave Aeikens
MNDOT Metro Communications

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

Includes street, bike and pedestrian, and pavement rehabilitation improvements to Plymouth Ave N from Mendelssohn to Winnetka Ave N. The project involves:

  • pavement rehabilitation, including overlay work on Castle Court North and South, Yukon Court, and a portion of Wisconsin Ave
  • upgrades to traffic signals, intersections, and trail crossings
  • trail reconstruction
  • improvements to sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water main
  • improvements for bicycle accessibility

Xenia Ave/Golden Hills Dr

Includes street and signal improvements to the following streets in the Xenia Ave and Golden Hills Dr area:

  • Xenia Ave S (I-394 north ramps to Laurel Ave)
  • Golden Hills Dr (Colorado Ave S to Turners Crossroad)
  • Laurel Ave (Colorado Ave S to Turners Crossroad)

The improvements are necessitated by redevelopment in the area, including the Arcata Apartments (SE corner of Xenia and Golden Hills Dr), Talo Apartments (south of Circle Down and east of Turners Crossroad), and the Xenia Apartments (NW corner of Xenia and Golden Hills Dr).

The project involves:

  • construction of turn lanes and medians
  • addition of sidewalks, including ADA improvements of existing facilities
  • storm sewer modifications
  • traffic signal modifications and upgrades
  • mill and overlay of bituminous pavement
  • restriping
  • railroad crossing improvements at Golden Hills Dr

For this project, 100 percent of the costs will be specially assessed. Construction on this project is scheduled to begin summer 2019.

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.

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.