Construction Updates

A traffic control change will occur on Monday, June 10 from TH 7 to the railroad tracks on Blake Road. This change will allow for median work to begin. Median work will continue along Blake Road from the railroad tracks to Boyce Street through June. Concrete trail work is currently taking place along both sides of Blake Road and Xcel Energy continues to perform underground power work in the area. As construction nears completion, landscape plantings will occur in July. Permanent signal work will be completed on Excelsior Blvd and Blake Road near the end of June and the entire project is still anticipated to be finalized this summer.

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Please approach traffic control change locations and intersections with caution as workers may be present.

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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