Public Works

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

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26th Avenue North Paving/Renovation

Project Type:
The project consists of full reconstruction of the streets. This consists of full removal of existing street surface, subgrade correction, aggregate base, paving, curb and gutter, signage and drive entrance reconstruction. Sidewalks, streetscape elements, and utility work will be completed as needed.

Project Limits:
26th Avenue North is located in northwest Minneapolis on 26th Avenue North from Theodore Wirth Parkway to the Mississippi River.
2015 - Renovation Project Limits - Theodore Wirth Parkway to West Broadway Avenue and Lyndale Avenue North to 2nd Street North
2016 - Reconstruction Project Limits - West Broadway Avenue to Lyndale Avenue North and 2nd Street North to Mississippi River

Construction Start Date:
2015 construction season.

Duration of Construction:
Not known at this time.

Traffic Impact:
In order to maintain traffic flow on Thomas Avenue North (26th Avenue to West Broadway) during construction, two way traffic will be allowed for the duration of the project on this block. “No Parking” signage will be posted on Monday, 7/6 along the west side of Thomas Avenue North (26th  Avenue to West Broadway) and become effective Tuesday, 7/7.

This block currently has signage that allows one way traffic only. The current "One Way" signage will be removed/covered to reflect this change.

Project Layout:
Layout  B.1

Contact: Elisha Langat 612-673-5974

Project Updates:
November 2, 2015:
The first lift of asphalt was completed on the west end between Theo Wirth Parkway and West Broadway Avenue today. The bike trail has been paved and completed on the east end between North Lyndale Avenue and North 2nd Street (as of October 20).
October 8, 2015:
Broadway to Sheridan: City crews began removal of curb and gutter, sidewalk, and asphalt, and will follow by installing new storm sewer and catch basins. Concrete crews will follow to install new sidewalks, curb and gutter, and driveways prior to the final lift of asphalt.
October 6, 2015:
Center Point Energy completed replacing gas main between Broadway and Sheridan paving way for City crews to begin finalizing the road construction project.
September 17, 2015:
City paving crews started concrete work east of the I-94 bridge last week installing curb and gutter, sidewalk and driveways between N Washington Ave and N 2nd Street.
Michels Construction (working for CenterPoint Energy) is continuing work at the intersections of N Sheridan Ave and W Broadway installing a new gas main. City crews will resume work west of Broadway after gas main crews complete utility work in that area (tentatively early October).
The 26th Ave N project will eventually be getting new trees. The City Park Board has marked out locations for along the project.
August 20, 2015:
City paving crews are putting down the first lift of asphalt between Theo Wirth Pkwy and N Sheridan Ave.
August 19, 2015:
City paving crews started removal work on 26th Ave N between Washington and N 2nd St today.
Through traffic will be maintained on Washington Avenue and N 2nd St.
City crews will maintain local access to businesses on the south side of N 26th Ave during the construction activities.
August 14, 2015:
Washington to 2nd ST N
-    Washington Ave to 2nd ST N is the last phase for 26th Ave N - 2015 work.
Lyndale to 3rd ST N
-          Removals are complete
-          North Sidewalk has been installed
-          Curb installation is ongoing
-          Driveways to be installed next week
Sheridan to Theo Wirth Parkway
-          Removals are complete
-          Curb, North Sidewalk and driveways have been installed
-          First lift of Asphalt to be installed next week
-          CenterPoint Energy to begin gas main replacement at Sheridan next week
August 6, 2015: City of Minneapolis paving crews have completed pavement removals for the east bookend between Lyndale Avenue North and 3rd Street North. Concrete Crews will be moving to that end of the project to start concrete work on August 6.
Centerpoint Energy will be mobilizing on August 17 to start new gas main work at the intersection of North Sheridan Avenue and 26th Avenue North.

July 15, 2015: City of Minneapolis paving crews are tentatively scheduled to start working around the middle of next week on Phase II of the 26th Avenue North project (Lyndale Avenue North to 2nd Street North).

November 17, 2015: City of Minneapolis paving crews completed the final lift of asphalt for the east and west bookends November 4th and 5th. City Traffic crews placed the new lane striping November 9th.
City crews are planning to finish the bike trail paving and concrete work on the west bookend by November 25th.
Green areas will be hydroseeded this year with new sod placement in the spring

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 (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 Nov 17, 2015