The American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC-MN) recognized the City of Richfield at their Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet on February 25, 2022. The Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction project received an Honor award for the work in providing multimodal infrastructure to this prominent corridor while using stakeholder engagement to gather input from residents to better understand the concerns and desires for the roadway.
Lyndale Avenue is a major north/south corridor running through the City of Richfield, extending from the City of Bloomington, south to Richfield, and continuing into the City of Minneapolis. The Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction project begins at 76th Street, two blocks north of I-494, and extends to 66th Street. Lyndale Avenue serves as a prominent corridor for commercial and residential traffic as well as pedestrians.
Bolton & Menk provided preliminary engineering, final design, and construction administration services for Lyndale Avenue. The project included evaluating the corridor to balance mobility, access, and multimodal improvements, as well as improvements to public utilities. The corridor was a four-lane undivided urban roadway with concrete walk at back of curb. The corridor had deteriorated pavement; aging water main, sanitary, and storm sewer facilities; outdated pedestrian features; and safety issues related to access management.
The project included a strong public engagement process. Through stakeholder engagement, we gathered input from residents to better understand the concerns and desires for the corridor. Stakeholder engagement helped to identify corridor needs and shape the overall concept for the corridor.
The Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction project is a spectacular example of what a well-thought-out and well-orchestrated project can produce. As one of the area’s major reconstruction projects, the city was thrilled with all aspects of the project, from design to public engagement to final results.
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