About this project
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 able to be 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 need for 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.