Welcometo the 65th Street ReconstructionVirtual Open HouseThe following slides include information about the project, the proposed improvements,
and the City’s goals for the project.
About this Virtual Open HouseTo navigate through the meeting, click on the arrows on the right and left side of your screen.To provide a comment at any point, simply click on the “Comment” button located on the bottom right on your screen.There will be an opportunity to provide your input at the end through an interactive feedback map and survey.
Project OverviewThe About the Project section provides some of the background on why this project is being proposed at this time.The Project Timeline anticipates City Council consideration of the design during early summer with construction tentatively scheduled in 2021.The Project Contacts (listed at the bottom of the page) are provided for you to answer questions about either 65th Street or Lyndale Avenue during the design process.II. Project TimelineThe approximate timeline for this project is:
adapted from City of Richfield's guiding principles and Sweet Streets InitiativeThe City Council adopted Guiding Principles for transportation projects before the Portland and 66th Street reconstruction to ensure a “big picture future” for Richfield. These principles were developed during a visioning process with the City’s commissions and council, and the principles are listed in a priority order of importance.I. Multimodal DesignUtilize innovative and non-traditional design standards in a way that is equitable for all modes/users, including bicycle, pedestrian, transit, and intermodal travel.II. Connectivity and Public RealmConnect public realm amenities so that a range of inter-modal activities support how neighborhood residents travel to and from destinations.III. Local EconomySupport all businesses in the local economy and provide a safe and more convenient way to access and connect across all modes.IV. Design for PeopleConsider how people will use community amenities and facilities, addressing universal accessibility and the comfort, safety, and convenience of all users.V. Community Character & IdentityRecognize and respond to community character and features with appropriate design, speeds, wayfinding, and amenities.VI. Sustainable SolutionsUtilize solutions that are adaptable, flexible, built to last, and consider implications of long term maintenance.VII. Health and Active LifestylesIncorporate elements that encourage comfortable corridors and places to walk and bike to, via safe and well-landscaped routes that connect the community.VII. Unique LocationSupport a well-designed and functional system which complements local land use and capitalizes on Richfield’s unique location through access to regional multimodal system.
Plans & PoliciesThese are some of the City’s Plans and Policies that the project will need to follow. These plans are available for review. You can find links to these documents on the Sweet Streets page.
Common Themes from Open House #3Anticipating the HUB redevelopment was moving forward, public input for the road reconstruction started on the eastern portion of the corridor. Since the HUB development was delayed, we have expanded the project to the west and included planned improvements on Lyndale. Public feedback from previous open houses and your input now are an important part of the design process on our Sweet Streets® Projects.June 2019
- In favor of keeping cul-de-sacs north of 65th Street
- Positive feedback for the proposed improvements
- Concern over traffic cutting through the neighborhood north of 65th Street
- Concern over the primary HUB entrance from 65th Street being aligned with Pillsbury
- Desire for a wide shared-use trail for the entire length
- Desire to keep Pillsbury one-way to the south (i.e. not making it a two-way)
- In favor of the improvements to the Pillsbury intersection with 65th Street
Addressing the ProblemOur Sweet Streets® project development process takes public and technical input to form a Purpose Statement and Project Needs, and then we define Project Goals and Priorities to use during the design phase of the project. This process is intended to customize the corridor design to meet the unique community and technical needs.Combining the Guiding Principles and public input, we've identified the following:Purpose StatementTo address area flooding, provide pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations, and address motorist access needs along and across 65th Street from Nicollet Avenue to 66th Street.Project Needs
- Existing pavement is deteriorating
- Large storm events cause extensive area flooding
- Limited access to and from the neighborhood to the north
- Gaps in the trail network, including to/from the park/lake
- Pedestrian facilities are not ADA compliant
- Improve connectivity for all modes
- Increase pedestrian visibility
- Create a comfortable walking/biking environment along and across 65th Street
- Reduce flooding impacts within the roadway and on private property
- Minimize property impacts
- Coordinate improvements with adjacent Hub Shopping Center redevelopment where possible
Why a RoundaboutWhen compared to signalized intersections, roundabouts provide a safer environment at busier intersections. Roundabouts also provide benefits for people walking due to reduced vehicle speeds and less waiting to cross the street. For more information about roundabouts, click here to view AARP Livability Fact Sheet on Roundabouts.Roundabouts vs. Other Traffic Control Devices - Roundabouts show:
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