Public Works

350 South 5th Street
RM 203 City Hall
Minneapolis, MN  55415-1390

lyndale location mapLyndale Ave S Bridge & Paving (CSAH)

Project Type:
This program is a cooperative program between the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County to help reconstruct County State Aid Highway (CSAH) segments that fall within the city limits. These projects were last constructed in the mid to late 1950's and are at or past the end of their serviceable lives. The streets in this program have a high volume of traffic, and are exhibiting signs of severe deterioration. These streets are past the point where maintenance will insure a safe and pothole free surface. Public Works/Street Maintenance has received a tremendous amount of complaints regarding these streets which already require extraordinary maintenance. Therefore, the City is requesting that the total reconstruction of these streets be done as early as possible

A tremendous amount of money is spent on maintenance on several County State-Aid Highways which are beyond ordinary repair. Extraordinary maintenance drains resources and is not an efficient use of limited maintenance funds. This program will reconstruct those CSAH roadways that were built over 40 years ago. If these roadways are not reconstructed, the surface will deteriorate even more which will discourage traffic from using these streets. If the traffic does not use these streets, it will use adjacent residential streets not intended nor built for high traffic volumes.

Project Limits:
The project is located in Minneapolis on Lyndale Ave S from the bridge at Minnehaha Parkway to W 56th St.

Construction Start Date:
The project closed the bridge January 17, 2012. The road project began on April 2, 2012 with removal of pavement from the east side of Lyndale.

Contacts: City Bridge Project Engineer: Ole Mersinger 612-673-3537
Contacts: City Road Project Engineer: Jeff Handeland 612-673-2363

Project Updates:
March 18, 2013: Roadway and bridge construction is substantially complete.
The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board is scheduled to plant trees in medians and sidewalk openings during the spring of 2013.

For more bridge information about water main cleaning and lining, see the 2012 Water Main Cleaning and Lining website.
For more information about the road portion of the project and updates, see the Hennepin County Road website.

(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 Feb 6, 2014