46th Avenue South Reconstruction


Project Details

Project Description:

The City of Minneapolis proposes to reconstruct 46th Avenue South between Godfrey Parkway and 46th Street East. The existing street is in poor condition, with heavy asphalt patching and deteriorated curb. This one block project is scheduled to occur within the 2017 construction season and will consist of improvements to the roadway, sidewalk and boulevard space. City staff held two meetings with the Longfellow Neighborhood Association in early 2016, and attended both the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committees in late 2015. Feedback from these meetings helped inform the preliminary project layout shown below. City staff expect to bring this preliminary layout to City Council in April for approval. More detailed design is expected to take place later in 2016 and into 2017.

Project Location:

The portion of 46th Avenue South to be reconstructed is between Godfrey Parkway and 46th Street East. The southern half of this segment lies within Minnehaha Park.

Construction Start Date:

Summer 2017

Traffic Impact:

The location of temporary detours is not yet known.


Neighborhood engagement was held during Longfellow Community Council’s regularly scheduled meetings on January 26th, 2016 and on March 8th, 2016. The project was first introduced during the Longfellow Community Council meeting on October 20th, 2015. The project was discussed at the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee on September 15th, 2015 and at the Pedestrian Advisory Committee on September 17th 2015.

Next Steps:

The project is expected to go before the City Council for layout approval on April 5th. The project must also attain approval from the Heritage Preservation Commission, which is expected sometime in May.

Project Layout:

Project Layout PDF


For questions or comments about the project please contact:
Forrest Hardy, 612-673-5951
Adam Hayow, Project Engineer, 612-673-2172


(Note: Project information may change due to scheduling, weather, or other factors outside of our control. Listings will be updated as new information becomes available.) Citizens concerned with pedestrian access during construction should contact the project manager directly.

Last updated Dec 23, 2016



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