7th Street & 57th Avenue Trail Project

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The 7th Street & 57th Avenue Trail Project includes the construction of a shared-use bituminous trail along the east side of 7th Street from 53rd Avenue to 61st Avenue and north side of 57th Avenue from University Avenue (T.H. 47) to 7th Street in addition to miscellaneous street and utility improvements. The ten-foot wide trail will service pedestrians and cyclists along the corridor, creating new connections to the City’s existing bike/walkway network in accordance with the City’s Active Transportation Plan. The project is currently under construction, with completion anticipated in Summer 2023. Click on the map to the right for a closer look at the project area.

Project Updates: 

December 21st, 2022

As of December 16th, the Contractor has concluded construction activities for the 2022 construction season. The Contractor is anticipated to resume construction along 7th Street and 57th Avenue in May 2023. Additional details on 2023 construction activities and scheduling will be provided with the next project update in the spring.

November 4th, 2022

This week, the Contractor completed utility improvements, concrete ped ramps, curb & gutter, concrete driveways, and the watermain replacement along 7th street. The Contractor also continued paving the trail along 7th Street. Following installation, the new concrete curb, concrete driveways, and pedestrian ramps require 7 days of curing time, during which vehicle access to driveways will be restricted for impacted properties. Please see official emailed notice for further information. 

October 28th, 2022

This week, the Contractor continued utility improvements, pouring concrete ped ramps, and paving the trail along 7th Street. The Contractor also started utility improvements and installed new curb & gutter along 57th Avenue. Please see official emailed notice for further information. 

October 21st, 2022

This week, the Contractor continued utility improvements, concrete curb & driveway installation, and trail preparation along 7th Street. The Contractor also began preliminary removals and preparation for new curb & gutter along 57th Avenue. Next week, the Contractor will continue utility work along both corridors and install new concrete curb & gutter along the north side of 57th Avenue. All construction activities are weather dependent and subject to change. Please see official emailed notice for further information. 

October 14th, 2022

Next week, the Contractor will continue installation of concrete driveway sections, concrete ped ramps, prepare the grading and base for the bituminous trail, and pave the trail. The Contractor will continue utility improvements along 7th Street, including storm sewer and watermain construction. All construction activities are weather dependent and subject to change. Please see official emailed notice for further information.

October 7, 2022

This week, the Contractor installed the temporary water system along portions of the south, west, and east legs of Hartman Circle. Next week, the Contractor will begin water utility improvements and remove select concrete curb & gutter for replacement. Please see official emailed notice for further information. 

September 30, 2021

Unfortunately we were unable to move this project forward for construction in 2021. Construction is scheduled to move forward in 2022. An updated presentation and schedule will be added here soon. Please watch this space and contact the Engineering division if you have questions in the meantime. 

Open House on Tuesday, October 8th, 2020

An open house was held on Tuesday, October 8th to discuss this project and how it is developing. Construction is proposed for Summer of 2021. The presentation is below for those who missed the open house or would like to view it again along with an FAQ regarding this project. Please contact the Engineering division at 763-572-3554 for more information.


59th Ave to 61st Ave Cross SectionMore information can be found in the mailed notice (PDF).

We are seeking feedback at this link: https://polco.us/fridley