Construction Updates

Construction will resume the week of April 8, 2019. Grading from Rail Road to Excelsior Blvd. will begin on the west side of Blake Road. Concrete trail work will resume on both sides of Blake Road and retaining wall work will begin near Excelsior Blvd. Additionally, Xcel Energy will continue to work on underground power.

The entire Blake Road project is anticipated to be completed 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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