CenterPoint Energy’s contractor, Michels Corporation, is currently replacing natural gas main lines along Brooklyn Boulevard Service Road between 53rd Avenue and 55th Avenue in advance of the street project. This work is expected to be completed in the middle of May 2018.
Tree removal work for the Brooklyn Boulevard Reconstruction Project will also be completed in advance of the project and is scheduled to begin on May 10, 2018, and is anticipated to take a few days to complete. Grinding of tree stumps will be completed with the street project later this summer. Safety is always our highest concern during the construction of these types of projects. Please slow down through the construction zone for the safety of others, and the workers on site, as well as your own safety.
Brooklyn Center, in coordination with Hennepin County, is preparing for reconstruction and streetscape improvements on a 1.4-mile segment of Brooklyn Center between 49th Avenue and Bass Lake Road (County Road 10). This project is scheduled to be constructed in 2018.
The proposed reconstruction and streetscape improvements will improve roadway and intersection safety, enhance traffic operations and provide improved bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The project will enhance bicycle and pedestrian travel by adding a trail, improving sidewalks, transit stops, adding streetscaping and landscaping and improving the functionality of intersections with modified turn lanes.
The City completed the Brooklyn Boulevard Corridor Study in 2013 to guide the reconstruction and redevelopment of this corridor. This project consists of Project Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 6A and 7 as identified within the Brooklyn Boulevard Corridor Study. Note that Project No. 6 has been revised to be a full reconstruction rather than a mill and overlay.
Federal funding through the Surface Transportation Program has been awarded to the City and Hennepin County for this project and the regional Transportation Improvement Plan is expected to be amended to include this project. The local partnership and proportions are to be determined in the future but are anticipated to include Hennepin County, City of Minneapolis, Three Rivers Park District and City funding.
Preliminary Project Schedule
August 2016 thorough April 2018 - Preliminary and Final Design Work
June 2018 - Open House Meeting
June 2018 - Anticipated Bid Opening
July 2018 - Start Construction
Fall 2019 - End Construction