Fridley Street Reconstruction

Fridley's streets are being upgraded with cost-effective stormwater control measures including bioswale bumpouts, boulevard raingardens and an underground stormwater treatment system.


A completed bumpout, shortly after being planted in October 2017.

This stormwater infiltration system now sits beneath Summit Square Park.

Before: a street in need of repair in Fridley.

The same street, during construction. The bumpouts are designed to manage stormwater as well as calm traffic.

The same street, with bumpouts installed and planted.

Project Details

City: Fridley

Type: Capital Project Grant

Status: Active

MWMO Funding: $325,000

Partners: City of Fridley; Kuechle Underground, Inc.; Minnesota Nice Gardens & Landscapes, LLC

Staff Contact:
Marcy Bean, PLA
Capital Projects and Stewardship Specialist
Email Marcy Bean, PLA
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A street reconstruction project in Fridley proved to be an ideal chance to construct new cost-effective stormwater control measures. The MWMO provided a grant to the city to fund improvements like water-absorbing bioswale bumpouts, boulevard raingardens and an underground stormwater treatment system at Summit Square Park.

Completed in 2017, the improvements will treat stormwater runoff from approximately 30 acres, removing an estimated average of 4,787 pounds of suspended solids and 26.37 pounds of phosphorus each year. The project is also creating new opportunities for stormwater education, as the city is partnering with residents on managing the raingardens and bioswales. Fridley is contributing $75,000 of its own funds toward the stormwater improvements.