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PROJECT UPDATE JULY 24, 2020
Construction is slated to begin in the next two weeks. Fridley crews will be removing fencing and the contractor will be placing weed control on future planting beds, and within small areas to eliminate noxious weeds. More information regarding the construction schedule can be found in Project Update 1.
In 2019, a number of visioning meetings were held on the University and Highway 65 corridors with residents of Fridley. A summary of the meetings and stakeholder-recommended improvements is available at the project page here:
Recommendations included improving the aesthetics of the University Avenue corridor, including substituting landscaped buffers for fencing where possible. The Fridley City Council subsequently requested that MnDOT remove the existing chain link fencing in Fridley, and substitute with landscaping or decorative fencing in specific locations.
The City has partnered with MnDOT, who funded a fencing and landscaping project being administered by the City of Fridley. That project was awarded in early July and will be starting in the coming week. The project includes work on fencing and landscaping in the cities of Fridley and Columbia Heights between 37th Avenue and 69th Avenue.