Killebrew Drive is designated as a major roadway by the City of Bloomington and with six lanes of traffic, does not provide a very welcoming environment for pedestrians. With projected 2030 traffic volumes of 39,000 vehicles per day, the potential for pedestrian/vehicle conflicts will steadily increase with time. As a result, the City of Bloomington applied for and was awarded a Federal Transportation Enhancement grant to complete the project.
The purpose of the project is to construct a grade-separated pedestrian crossing over Killebrew drive to provide safe crossing between the Mall of America, a new hotel on the north side of Killebrew, and retail, office, and residential uses on the south. Other miscellaneous improvements to help pedestrian wayfinding and limit illegal crossings were also provided, including a 1200-foot long pedestrian barrier between TH 77 on the west and 24th Avenue on the east. SRF partnered with a local architect and mechanical/electrical engineers to provide full-service design and construction services on the federally funded project, meeting all the requirements of the state-aid funding process.
City of Bloomington