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3rd Avenue S Redesign

3rd Ave S location map

Project Details

Project Type:
Protected bikeway and landscaping improvements

3rd Avenue S Redesign Info Sheet
3rd Avenue S Streetscape Opportunity Plan

Project Location:
3rd Avenue S from 1st Street S to 16th Street E

Construction Start Date: 
June 3, 2016

Duration of Construction:
One to two construction seasons

Recommended Layout:
Recommended Redesign Layout

Traffic Impact:
Traffic will be reduced to one lane going south on 3rd Avenue S and marked detours going north during construction.

Detour Route Maps

10th Street to 11th Street:
From 7 a.m., Saturday, June 18, to 7 a.m., Sunday, June 19, one lane will be closed each direction on 3rd Avenue S between 10th Street and 11th Street so crews can work on underground water service connections.

8th Street to 9th Street:
Starting at 7 a.m., Monday, June 20, crews will begin restoring the pavement where the median was removed. 3rd Avenue S between 8th Street and 9th Street will have one lane of traffic in each direction. This work is scheduled to be completed by 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 22.

US Bank Plaza Block:
Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, June 20, through Wednesday, June 22, southbound 3rd Avenue S between 5th and 6th Streets will be restricted to one lane. The left turn lane onto eastbound 6th Street from 3rd Avenue will be closed for underground water service connections.

Public Meetings:

Presentation to City Council's Transportation Engineering and Design Committee
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Public Meeting
Monday, January 4, 2015
City of Lakes Building


Project Updates

July 28, 2017 Update -- 3rd Avenue South will be sealcoated on Saturday, July 29, 2017. For more information, see the City of Minneapolis News article.

Notice Letter - May 27, 2016

Notice Letter - May 9, 2016

Contact: Chris Engelmann, 612-673-3274
or Elisha Langat, Project Engineer, 612-673-5974


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Note: This is an artist's illustration and should be used for discussion purposes only.


(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 10, 2019



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