Franklin Avenue E
On-street bike lanes
Franklin Avenue E – Riverside Avenue to East River Parkway
Construction Start Date
Lane changes will include bike lanes in both directions on the entire length of the project. It will also include the removal of one travel lane in each direction, except in the westbound direction between 29th and 30th Avenues S. A left turn lane will be added on Franklin Avenue westbound at 31st Avenue S.
Parking changes will take place on Franklin between 30th and 31st Avenues on the south side. Currently parking is allowed except on weekdays between 7 and 9 am, as well as 3:30 and 6:30 pm. This parking will be removed.
Curb changes will include the removal of the median on the east leg of the Franklin/Riverside/29th intersection.
Striping will be in permanent tape between 29th Avenue S and the west approach to the Franklin Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River. A layer of seal coating will be laid over the roadway surface, and permanent tape will be laid into this layer.
Innovation will include a bicycle box on Franklin Avenue eastbound at East River Parkway. This treatment is being installed by Hennepin County as part of the 5 Corners intersection improvement project.
A bike rack will be installed at one location (pdf).
September 2, 2010
The final detailed plans (pdf) have been approved by City, County, Transit for Livable Communities, and MnDOT staff. The Federal Highway Administration has given approval for the project to move forward. The project is now being advertised to contractors for their bids. Construction is expected to begin in 2011.
March 1, 2010
A flyer (pdf) has been distributed to properties along Franklin Avenue between 30th and 31st Avenues, on the south side. The flyer describes parking removal which is currently under consideration.
Last updated Mar. 16, 2012