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Portland and 77th

Portland & 77th Street Station

Portland & 77th Street - Station Plan PDF
Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Portland & 77th Street
Platform location

Southbound: Nearside of 77th Street on northwest corner
Farside platform is not feasible due to driveway about 20’ from intersection.

Northbound: Farside of 77th Street on northeast corner
Farside has adequate platform length available and is preferred to maximize transit signal priority potential.

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

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Portland and 77th Street station. Northbound far side 77th Street on Portland Avenue. Southbound near side 77th Street on Portland Avenue.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Station spacing

Southbound: About 0.5 mi to American & Portland-Chicago
Within guidelines of about half-mile station spacing.

Northbound: About 0.5 mi to Portland & 73rd Street
Within guidelines of about half-mile station spacing.

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

About 60 boardings per weekday

Platform location compared
to existing bus stop
Southbound and northbound: At existing bus stop
Connecting service Routes 540 and 553
Parking changes

Southbound and northbound: No change

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Curb configuration

Southbound and northbound: No bumpout; maintain existing curbline

Platform length

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

Design considerations: Bicycle-transit interaction

  • Substantial planning coordination with Hennepin County and the City of Richfield focused on the potential interaction between transit and bicycle facilities.
  • Portland Avenue was reconstructed between 67th Street and 77th Street in 2015 and 2016. D Line platform design is planned to utilize the existing curbline established by the reconstruction project.

  • D Line design considerations will include any impacts to the existing sidewalk and mixed-use bicycle-pedestrian facility on either side of the roadway. The on-street bicycle lanes are not anticipated to be impacted. The planned use of the existing curbline will result in buses operating in largely the same way they do today for existing service, temporarily stopping in the bicycle lane to allow passengers to board and exit the bus.