News: Hennepin County undertakes brief crack sealing projects during next few weeks

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September 29, 2015

Contact: Colin Cox, Transportation, 612-596-7426


Hennepin County undertakes pavement sealing projects during next few weeks

Residents travelling on some county roads over the next few weeks may notice road construction signs for pavement sealing, or crack sealing, projects. These brief projects needed for road maintenance should not create extensive delays for motorists. However, given the number of construction projects across the metropolitan area, county transportation engineers want to alleviate concern that longer projects are occurring.

Two pavement sealing projects are already underway in Minneapolis. A third project is set to begin on West Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis this Wednesday, September 30. Future projects include additional roads in Minneapolis, as well as roads in Golden Valley, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, Long Lake, Independence, Maple Plain and Minnetonka.

Most of these projects will last only one day and occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. First, crews will use saws to clean up the cracks. Then, they will clean out the cracks with air pressure. Finally, they will seal the cracks and cover them with a thin paper that will dissolve in a few days.

Starting September 30 and continuing through late October, crews plan to work on projects in the following order:

  • County Road 81 (West Broadway Avenue) from Girard Avenue to I-94 in Minneapolis
  • County Road 152 (Washington Avenue North) as it parallels I-94 between 22nd Ave North to where it crosses over I-94 in Minneapolis
  • County Road 152 (Osseo Road) from Oliver Ave North to the Canadian Pacific Road in Minneapolis
  • County Road 66 (Duluth Street) from Douglas Drive to Toledo Avenue in Golden Valley
  • County Road 26 from the county line to County Road 92 in Minnetrista
  • County Road 110 from County Road 110 Extension to Halstead Avenue in Minnetrista
  • County Road 15 (Lynwood Boulevard) from County Road 44 (Westedge Boulevard) to Old School Road in Mound
  • County Road 51 (North Shore Drive) from County Road 19 (also North Shore Drive) to the Noerenberg Channel in Orono
  • County Road 19 (North Shore Drive) from County Road 51 (also North Shore Drive) to Vine Place in Orono
  • County Road 146 from County Road 51 (North Shore Drive) to Orchard Lane in  Long Lake
  • County Road 19 from U. S. Highway 12 (Babcock Boulevard) to Morris T Baker County Park in Independence/Maple Plain
  • County Road 3 (Excelsior Boulevard) from Glen Oak Street to immediately west of County Road 61 (Shady Oak Road) in Minnetonka

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