About this project
The new Hwy 610 freeway is open to traffic. The freeway is a 2.74 mile long, four-lane highway from Hwy 169 in Brooklyn Park to County Road 81 in Maple Grove.
Summary of work
- Constructed two new interchanges, or highway access points, at Hwy 169 and Zachary Lane
- Constructed three overpasses, or highway crossings, at Jefferson Hwy, Revere Lane and Hemlock Lane
- Constructed a pedestrian bridge at Nathan Lane
- Constructed noise walls along the corridor
Construction began in October 2009. The project was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and was selected by the Metropolitan Council to receive ARRA funds. The project used the Design-Build method of construction. Hwy 610 was originally proposed during the mid-1960s. Route studies began during the 1970s, and the first sections were constructed during the mid-1980s. Construction of Hwy 610 from Hennepin County Road 81 to I-94 is currently not programmed in the State Transportation Improvement Plan.