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Excelsior-Blake Intersection - Now open!

The Excelsior-Blake intersection closure is now open. Thank you for your patience during this time.
In the coming week, the construction team will be replacing pavement in various parts of the project, working on sewer utility lines, along with grading sand and gravel south of the train tracks on Blake.

Business & Residential Access

Blake Road will be shutdown at the railroad tracks north of Excelsior Boulevard from May 29 - 31 so that construction crews can make water and sewer line connections. The following detours will be posted to maintain access to businesses north of the tracks. Find more information here.

Traffic Control Switch: 

Starting Wednesday 5/9, traffic will be switched to the west side of Blake Road from Boyce to 2nd Street for a majority of the summer. Access to properties on the east side of the street will be maintained, however access to Blake from Boyce Street will be closed during this same timeframe.

Blake Road is currently closed at the intersection of Lake Street due to a separate project in place by the Metropolitan Council. For more information on this closure, please click here.

What's happening?


In 2014, an improvement plan was created from the Blake Road Corridor Study that was commissioned by the City of Hopkins.  The study highlighted opportunities and laid out several goals that will improve Blake Road.

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What improvements will be made?

Once the project is complete, the improvements will:

  • Create a corridor that is comfortable, safe, and functional for all modes including:
    • Pedestrians
    • Bicyclists
    • Motor vehicles
    • Freight
    • Transit
  • Facilitate redevelopment opportunities that will support a vibrant corridor
  • Improve natural resources within and adjacent to the corridor
  • Improve access to and connectivity across Highway 7
  • Improve connections between the corridor and adjacent neighborhoods, parks and trails.

what does that mean for me?

Construction will occur on Blake Road beginning in April 2018.  Throughout this time, detours and road closures may occur. 

Several updates on the project and construction timeline will be sent out in the coming months with specific information on what you can expect. 

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