News: County kicks off 2018 construction season

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Media contact: Colin Cox, Transportation, 612-850-9030

County kicks off 2018 construction season

This week marks the beginning of Hennepin County’s transportation construction season. During 2018, the county will deliver on several projects designed to get residents around safely and efficiently.

The county reminds people to slow down when traveling past construction sites and county crews and allow for extra time when traveling during construction season.

Major projects 

Reconstruction projects beginning or continuing this year include: 

Additional projects and activities  

During the year, county crews will be working on several other projects, including some that involve bridge reconstruction, improving county roads and intersections, adding bike lanes and updating pedestrian ramps.  

In the next few weeks, operations and maintenance crews will begin several smaller-scale road and bridge projects, including road repaving, restriping and pavement sealing projects, as well as bridge maintenance activities. 

Crews from cities, transit organizations and utilities will also be working on county roads this season, in collaboration with the county.

The county is a partner on the Minnesota Department of Transportation's 35W@94 reconstruction project. Visit for more information about this multi-year project that includes improved transit access and updates to Lake Street (County Road 3). 

View full list of 2018 projects

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