Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 100

St. Louis Park

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About the Hwy 100 projects

Hwy 100 between West 36th Street and 25½ Street

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct Hwy 100 at the Hwy 7 and Minnetonka Boulevard interchanges in St. Louis Park
  • Widen the road to include three lanes in each direction for improved capacity

Purpose

  • Address basic bridge and ramp deficiencies
  • Improve interchange safety at Hwy 7 and Minnetonka Boulevard
  • Improve traffic operations of Hwy 100
  • Support regional and local economic development through maintaining current access
  • Reduce potential adverse environmental impacts

Cost

  • $60 million

Background

This segment is the last sub-standard section on Hwy 100 south of I-394 and is one of the most congested freeways in the Metro area. Originally built in the mid-1930’s, it is part of the first beltway around the Twin Cities. A reconstruction project was proposed in 2006, but the estimated costs hindered the project from moving forward. Some low cost improvements were completed in 2007 in advance of the Crosstown/I-35W reconstruction. In 2008 the State Legislature passed the Chapter 152 legislation that identified among other bridges, the Hwy 7 and Minnetonka Blvd bridges as structurally deficient and in need of replacement. In addition to the two bridges being identified, the Metropolitan Council’s 2009 Transportation Policy Plan recommended this project for reassessment for potential scope reduction and cost savings.

Hwy 100 between I-494 and Hwy 62

Cost

  • $16.7 million