Minneapolis Department of Public Works

Public Works

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

Minnehaha Ave (CSAH)
Minnehaha Ave (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 sighs 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 south Minneapolis on Minnehaha Ave from Lake St E to 46th St E.

Construction Start Date:
The project is scheduled for 2015-2016.

Length of Construction:
Unknown at this time

Traffic Impact:
Unknown at this time

Project Contact:  Chris Engelmann  612-673-3274

Project Updates:
Minnehaha Avenue public meetings Sept. 30 and Oct. 2:The public is invited to the second round of informational meetings for the proposed Minnehaha Avenue reconstruction project. The same information will be presented from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church, 4101 37th Ave. S. in Minneapolis.

The purpose of these meetings is to present changes to the preliminary design concept and gather additional input from residents, property owners and the community on potential improvements to the area. Hennepin County and city staff, as well as the consultant, will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. From 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. there will be a brief presentation, followed by a question and answer session.

Hennepin County, in coordination with the City of Minneapolis, is developing the design concept for Minnehaha Avenue from 46th Street South to Lake Street. Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2015 and extend through two construction seasons, finishing in 2016. For more information, visit www.hennepin.us/minnehaha.

(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 Jan. 24, 2014