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Portland and 66th

Portland & 66th Street Station

Portland & 66th Street - Station Plan PDF
Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Portland & 66th Street
Platform location

Southbound: Nearside of 66th Street on northwest corner

Northbound: Nearside of 66th Street on southeast corner

Adequate length available nearside at existing stops. No transit signal priority potential due to roundabout intersection. Nearside locations maintain existing transit operations condition at roundabout.

*Final conditions to be developed during the engineering/design process.

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Portland and 66th Street Station. Northbound near side 66th Street on Portland Avenue. Southbound near side 66th Street on Portland Avenue.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Station spacing

Southbound: About 0.5 mi to Portland & 70rd Street
Within guidelines of about half-mile station spacing.

Northbound: About 0.75 mi to Portland & 60th Street
Longer station spacing than guidelines due to lower ridership segment and land uses like Hwy 62, water plant, and Veterans Park.

Existing ridership within
a block, or about 1/8 mile
(Fall 2016)

About 100 boardings per weekday

Platform location compared
to existing bus stop
Southbound and northbound: At existing bus stop
Connecting service Routes 111, 515, and 553
Parking changes

Southbound and northbound: No changes

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Curb configuration

Southbound: No bumpout; generally maintain existing curbline

Northbound: To be determined; any curbline adjustments would be built to improve bicycle-transit compatibility

Platform length

Southbound and northbound: 60’ platform
Platforms will be designed to accommodate a 60’ BRT vehicle.

Other platform locations considered: Southbound platform farside of 66th Street

  • A D Line platform at this location is not recommended due to potential long-term changes to traffic and transit operations within the roundabout. Locating the southbound platform nearside of 66th Street will maintain the existing use of a bus pullout lane regardless of roundabout operations, removing the potential for buses to block the roundabout’s entry and exit.

  • Locating a southbound platform farside of 66th Street would also conflict with driveway access on a double parcel immediately south of the roundabout.


Project coordination: Planned bicycle & pedestrian improvements

  • This station recommendation was developed with consideration of Hennepin County’s planned bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Portland Avenue between 60th and 66th Streets.

  • Design of the D Line will be coordinated to the extent possible with the Portland Avenue improvements to balance the needs of all roadway users, including transit riders, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Coordination will also focus on lessening conflicts between transit vehicles and bicyclist to the extent possible. Considerations will include transitions of bicycle facilities between on- and off-street locations and connections to existing and/or planned bicycle facilities immediately outside the project limits.

  • Construction of the planned bicycle and pedestrian improvements is planned for 2020.