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Minneapolis, MN  55415-1390

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North Loop Paving Project

The proposed project will reconstruct portions of 3rd St N, 5th Ave N, 7th Ave N, 8th Ave N and 9th Ave N adding up to approximately 0.8 miles of street within the North Loop neighborhood. The project is a reconstruction project involving the entire right-of-way and will include new sidewalks, ramps, pavement, curb and gutter, and utility improvements. The project will also include signal improvements, new signage, and new pavement markings, as needed.

Construction will begin in April 2019 and complete in Spring 2020.

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 NorthLoop Paving Project

Project Status

Project Status: Construction

Project Details

Project Location

Construction Date

Construction is scheduled to begin May 6, 2019.

Construction Duration

Construction is expected to be substantially complete in Fall of 2019.

See also the related North Loop Pedestrian Improvement project.

Detour Route

We recommend the detour below for stage 1 of the project.

North Loop Paving Detour Route Map

Project Materials

Final Recommended Concept

Open House 1 & 2 Notifications

Open House 1 Boards - Introduction

Open House 2 Boards - Preliminary Design

Open House 2 - Preliminary Layouts

Updated Preliminary Concept - December 18th, 2017

Meeting 3 Slides - December 18th, 2017

Street Materials Diagram - December 18th, 2017

FINAL RECOMMENDED CONCEPT - March 15th, 2018

Pre-Assessment Presentation - November 13, 2018

Meetings

The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works will be holding a series of public meetings to gather feedback regarding the proposed project. The first two public meetings will be held at the dates below, with a third final public meeting scheduled tentatively for November 2017.

Public Meeting #1, Introductory Open House

Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room-N280
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Monday, July 24th, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Public Meeting #2, Preliminary Concepts Open House

Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room-N280
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Public Meeting #3, Final Preliminary Concept Presentation

Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room-N280
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Monday, December 18th, 2017
Project Presentation at 5:30 p.m. followed by Q&A

Public Meeting #4, Preconstruction Meeting

Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room-N280
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Tuesday April 30, 2019
Project Presentation at 6:00 p.m. followed by Q&A

Heritage Preservation Commission, Introductory Presentation

Minneapolis City Hall, Room 317
350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
Meeting begins at 4:30pm. Item location on the agenda TBD.

Project Photos

Several streets in the North Loop area of downtown will be fully reconstructed. The existing streets are shown below.

North Loop -1     North Loop -2     North Loop 3

Schedule

Planning & Public Engagement
Community engagement was conducted, August 2017 - March 2018.

Engineering Design
Engineering/Final Design will take place in 2018

Construction
Construction is scheduled for 2019

Project Updates

The North Loop Reconstruction & Pedestrian Improvements Project consists of two separate projects:

  1. A full street reconstruction along 3rd St N between 10th Ave N and 5th Ave N
  2. A pedestrian improvement project generally bounded by 10th Ave N on the north, 1st Ave on the south, West River Parkway on the east, and 4th St N on the west

For North Loop Pedestrian Improvement updates, see the North Loop Pedestrian Improvements project.

August 30, 2019

Work in the Past Week

5th Ave N

  • Began driveway placement
  • Began installing curb and gutter
  • Began installing light bases
  • Continued installing conduit for lights
  • Placed the second lift of asphalt from 4th St N to Washington

7th Ave N

  • Continue work on the north side of Washington

8th Ave N

  • Grading for walks and driveways
  • Continued sidewalk placement
  • Continued placing driveways
  • Continued work on the north side of Washington
  • Started placing parking bays

9th Ave N

  • Continued placing driveways
  • Continued placing sidewalks
  • Continued work on the north side of Washington

3rd St N

  • Finished amending poor soils between 8th and 10th Aves N
  • Finished grading and bringing in aggregate in preparation for paving
  • Placed the first lift of asphalt from 5th Ave N to 6th Ave N
  • Continuing the underground utility work
  • Began relocating power poles

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of this Week and Next Week

  • Continue with driveway placement
  • East side sidewalk placement
  • Continue with light foundation installation
  • Remove globe lights on the east side of 5th Ave N

7th Ave N

  • Place the 3rd lift of asphalt either 7-30 or 8-4
  • Finish placing driveways
  • Continue work on the north side of Washington

8th Ave N

  • Finish placing sidewalks
  • Finish placing driveways
  • Continue work on the north side of Washington

9th Ave N

  • Continue placing driveways
  • Continue placing sidewalks
  • Continue work on the north side of Washington

3rd St N

  • Complete underground utility work
  • Placement of the first lift of asphalt is tentatively planned between 8-30 and 9-4
    • 6th Ave N to 7th Ave N Currently paving this
    • 7th Ave N to 10th Ave N -Hoping to finish this stretch today 8-30, if not will continue next week
  • Installation of curb and gutter will follow asphalt placement

Work in Progress

North Loop Reconstruction Progress Photo 8-30-19_1

North Loop Reconstruction Progress Photo 8-30-19_2

North Loop Reconstruction Progress Photo 8-30-19_3

August 23, 2019

Work in the Past Week

5th Ave N

  • Placed 1st lift of asphalt
  • Placed 70% of the curb and gutter
  • Started driveway placement, most driveways will be poured ½ at a time, allowing continued access
  • East side sidewalk placement will start next week

7th Ave N

  • Completed driveway installation
  • Completed sidewalk installation
  • Placed the 2nd lift of asphalt
  • Began work on the north side of Washington Monday 9-19
  • Access at Washington now open

8th Ave N

  • Grading for walks and driveways
  • Salvaged granite curb has been reinstalled
  • Start placing sidewalks
  • Start placing driveways
  • Access at Washington now open
  • Began work on the north side of Washington Monday 9-19

9th Ave N

  • Continue placing driveways
  • Continue placing sidewalks
  • Access at Washington now open
  • Began work on the north side of Washington Monday 9-19

3rd St N

  • Continued amending poor soils
  • Complete underground utility work
  • Begin grading and bringing in aggregate in preparation for paving

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of this Week and Next Week

5th Ave N

  • Driveway placement
  • East side sidewalk placement

7th Ave N

  • May place the 3rd lift of asphalt
  • Continue work on the north side of Washington

8th Ave N

  • Grading for walks and driveways
  • Finish placing sidewalks
  • Finish placing driveways
  • Start placing concrete parking bays
  • Continue work on the north side of Washington

9th Ave N

  • Continue placing driveways
  • Continue placing sidewalks
  • Continue work on the north side of Washington

3rd St N

  • Finish amending poor soils between 8th and 10th Aves N
  • Complete underground utility work
  • Begin grading and bringing in aggregate in preparation for paving
  • Placement of the first lift of asphalt is tentatively planned between 8-28 through 8-30
  • Installation of curb and gutter will follow asphalt placement

August 15, 2019

Work in the Past Week

5th Ave N

  • Placing the first lift of asphalt today between Washington to just past 4th St N

7th Ave N

  • Completed curb placement
  • Placed the second lift of asphalt pavement
  • Completed most of the sidewalk placement
  • Continuing with the driveway placement

8th Ave N

  • Granite curb placed
  • Sidewalk placed at Washington Ave
  • Second lift of asphalt placed at Washington

9th Ave N

  • Sidewalk placed at Washington Ave
  • Second lift of asphalt placed at Washington

3rd St N

  • Completed pavement removals, with the exception of the south sidewalk
  • Finished water work
  • Finishing up the storm and sanitary work
  • Started removing poor soils at 5th Ave N and working towards 10th Ave N

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of this Week and Next Week

5th Ave N

  • Curb and gutter installation will follow asphalt
  • Driveway placement will start next week
  • East side sidewalk placement will start next week

7th Ave N

  • Complete driveway installation
  • Complete sidewalk installation
  • May place the 3rd lift of asphalt
  • Access at Washington will open Monday 8-19
  • Work will begin work on the north side of Washington Monday 9-19 – the lane closure that is currently on the south side of Washington will shift to the north side of Washington

8th Ave N

  • Grading for walks and driveways
  • Start placing sidewalks
  • Start placing driveways
  • Access at Washington will open Monday 8-19
  • Work will begin work on the north side of Washington Monday 9-19 – the lane closure that is currently on the south side of Washington will shift to the north side of Washington

August 9, 2019

Work in the Past Week

5th Ave N

  • All underground utility work completed
  • All soil corrections completed
  • Started placing gravel in preparation for paving

7th Ave N

  • Began curb and gutter placement
  • Began driveway placement
  • Light foundations and conduit installed

8th Ave N

  • Curb and Gutter placed at the Washington end
  • Started preparations to reinstall salvaged granite curb

9th Ave N

  • Curb and gutter placed at Washington and partially along the west side of 9th Ave  N

3rd St N

  • Finished salvaging brick pavers and granite curb
  • Completed pavement removals, with the exception of the south sidewalk
  • Finished water work
  • Started sanitary and storm work

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of this Week and Next Week

5th Ave N

  • Placement of the first lift of asphalt tentatively scheduled for Wednesday August 14, local access to 5th Ave N between Washington Ave and 5th St N will be open; however, plan for delays entering and leaving the area
  • Curb and gutter installation will follow asphalt placement
  • Driveway installation is scheduled to begin the week of August 19

7th Ave N

  • Finish placement of driveways, once the driveway has reached the required strength to carry traffic a gravel ramp will be placed at the roadway end of the driveway apron
  • Start placement of sidewalks
  • Placement of the second lift of asphalt tentatively scheduled for August 15th – 16th

8th Ave N

  • Install granite curb
  • Placement of the second lift of asphalt at Washington tentatively scheduled for August 14th – 16th
  • Once the second lift of asphalt is placed local access from and to Washington Ave will be allowed
  • Concrete crews may begin the installation of concrete parking bays

9th Ave N

  • Placement of the second lift of asphalt at Washington tentatively scheduled for August 15th – 16th
  • Once the second lift of asphalt is placed local access from and to Washington Ave will be allowed

3rd St N

  • Complete underground utility work
  • Begin amending poor soils
  • Begin grading and bringing in aggregate in preparation for paving

July 29, 2019

Work in the Past Week

5th Ave N

  • Continuing water work at 5th and 3rd St N
  • Continue soil corrections between 3rd St and 4th St N
  • Began storm sewer work

7th Ave N

  • Placed 1st lift of asphalt

8th Ave N

  • Placed the 1st lift of asphalt (at Washington Ave only)

9th Ave N

  • Placed the 1st lift of asphalt (at Washington Ave and the west side of 9th Ave N)

3rd St N

  • Continued water work between 8th Ave N and 5th Ave N
  • Finished salvaging brick pavers on the north side of 3rd St N between 10th Ave N and 7th Ave N, and started the south side removals
  • Removal of north sidewalk & curb between 10th & 5th Avenue
  • Frana began work on the Bassett Creek Apartments, currently connecting storm, sanitary, water and a new hydrant into 3rd St N (this is why 3rd St N has been closed off at 7th Ave N)-the utility connections work should be complete by early next week.

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of this Week and Next Week

5th Ave N

  • Continuing water work at 5th and 3rd St N (8th Ave N to 5th Ave N)
  • Hydrant installation at 4th Ave N
  • Complete sanitary sewer work
  • Complete storm sewer work
  • Begin grading and hauling in gravel in preparation for paving

7th Ave N

  • Begin concrete installation (curb and gutter placement and possibly driveway placement) starting Monday 7-29
  • Access to properties between Washington and 3rd St N will partially reopen at Washington soon as 3rd St N removals have begun

8th Ave N

  • Begin concrete installation (curb and gutter placement and possibly driveway placement) starting Monday 7-29
  • Access to properties between Washington and 3rd St N will partially reopen at Washington soon as 3rd St N removals have begun

9th Ave N

  • Begin concrete installation (curb and gutter placement and possibly driveway placement) starting Monday 7-29
  • Access to properties between Washington and 3rd St N will partially reopen at Washington soon as 3rd St N removals have begun

3rd St N

  • Possible water work on 3rd St between 7th Ave N and 8th Ave N
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained on the south side of 3rd St N
  • Milling asphalt between 5th and 6th Aves N
  • Bassett Creek Apartment excavation to commence soon

Work in Progress

North Loop Construction Photo 7-29-19_1

North Loop Construction Photo 7-29-19_2

July 19, 2019

Work in the Past Week

5th Ave N

  • Continuing water work at 5th and 3rd St N
  • Began removing poor subgrade material and replacing with sand between 4th St N and 3rd St N
  • Began storm sewer work

7th Ave N

8th Ave N

9th Ave N

3rd St N

  • Continued water work between 8th Ave N and 5th Ave N
  • Began salvaging brick pavers on the north side of 3rd St N between 10th Ave N and 7th Ave N
  • Removal of east sidewalk & curb between 10th & 5th Avenue starting

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of this Week and Next Week

5th Ave N

  • Continuing water work at 5th and 3rd St N (8th Ave N to 5th Ave N)- there will be a temporary water shut off on the night of Monday July 22, 2019. If your property is effected, a notice will be placed on the door of your property in 48 hours’ in advance for impacted businesses, 24 hours’ in advance to impacted residences
  • Continue the removal of poor soils -work will begin at 4th St N and move towards Washington, this work may impact traffic flow on 5th Ave N
  • Continue with storm sewer work
  • Start sanitary sewer work

7th Ave N

  • Tentatively planning on placing the first lift of asphalt next Thursday and Friday (7-25 and 7-26)
  • Begin concrete installation (curb and gutter placement and possibly driveway placement) will start the following Monday, 7-29

8th Ave N

  • Tentatively planning on next Thursday and Friday (7-25 and 7-26) at Washington and 8th Ave N (possibly one pass along the entire stretch)
  • If the first lift of asphalt is placed on 7/25 and 7/26, curb and gutter installation will follow at the intersection of Washington and 8th Ave N
  • Access to properties between Washington and 3rd St N will partially reopen at Washington.

9th Ave N

  • Finish placing aggregate base in preparation to place the first lift of asphalt at Washington and 9th Ave N
  • Tentatively planning on paving 7-17 and 7-18 at Washington and 9th Ave N (possibly one pass along 9th Ave N)
  • If the first lift of asphalt is placed on 7/25 and 7/26, curb and gutter installation will follow at the intersection of Washington and 9th Ave N
  • Access to properties between Washington and 3rd St N will partially reopen at Washington.

3rd St N

  • Install hydrants along 3rd St N
  • Continue salvaging brick pavers between 10th Ave N and 7th Ave N, crews will start on the south ½ of 3rd St next week. The north side will be open to maintain 2 way traffic along 3rd
  • Sidewalk and curb removals will begin on the north side of the street between 10th Avenue & 5th Avenue
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained on the south side of 3rd St N

July 11, 2019

Work in the Past Week

5th Ave N

  • Continuing water work at 5th and 3rd St N

7th Ave N

  • Grading complete
  • Gas work complete

8th Ave N

  • Finished removing poor soils and backfilling
  • Finished placing aggregate base, in preparation for paving the first lift of asphalt

9th Ave N

  • Finished utility work
  • Finished removing poor soils and backfilling
  • Began placing aggregate base in preparation for paving the first lift of asphalt

3rd St N

  • Continued water work between 8th Ave N and 5th Ave N

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of this Week and Next Week

5th Ave N

  • Continuing water work at 5th and 3rd St N (8th Ave N to 5th Ave N), there will be a temporary water shut off on the night on Sunday July 14, 2019. If your property is effected, a notice will be placed on the door of your property  48 hours’ in advance for impacted businesses, 24 hours’ in advance to impacted residences
  • Starting the removal of poor soils -work will begin at 4th St N and move towards Washington, this work may impact traffic flow on 5th Ave N
  • Starting storm sewer work

7th Ave N

  • Tentatively planning on placing the first lift of asphalt 7-17 and 7-18
  • If the first lift of asphalt is placed on 7-17/7-18, curb and gutter installation will follow

8th Ave N

  • Tentatively planning on paving 7-17 and 7-18 at Washington and 8th Ave N (not the entire stretch, just the Washington end)
  • If the first lift of asphalt is placed on 7-17/7-18, curb and gutter installation will follow at the intersection of Washington and 8th Ave N
  • If the first lift of asphalt is placed on 7-17/7-18, curb and gutter installation will follow at the intersection of Washington and 8th Ave N
  • Access to properties between Washington and 3rd St N will partially reopen at Washington.

9th Ave N

  • Finish placing aggregate base in preparation to place the first lift of asphalt at Washington and 9th Ave N
  • Tentatively planning on paving 7-17 and 7-18 at Washington and 9th Ave N (not the entire stretch, just the Washington end)
  • If the first lift of asphalt is placed on 7-17/7-18, curb and gutter installation will follow at the intersection of Washington and 9th Ave N
  • Access to properties between Washington and 3rd St N will partially reopen at Washington.

3rd St N

  • Isolated removals for water work only between 8th Ave N and 5th Ave N, there will be a temporary water shut off on the night on Sunday July 14, 2019. If your property is effected, a notice will be placed on the door of your property in 48 hours’ in advance for impacted businesses, 24 hours’ in advance to impacted residences
  • Begin salvaging brick pavers, crews will start on the north ½ of 3rd St, all meters along 3rd St N are hooded between 5th Ave N and 10th Ave N in order to maintain two way traffic on 3rd St N

June 28, 2019

Construction Photos

 North Loop Construction Photo 6-28-19_1

North Loop Construction Photo 6-28-19_2

Work in the Past Week

5th Ave N

  • Continuing water work at 5th and 3rd St N

7th Ave N

  • Continue grading in preparation for placement of the first lift of asphalt
  • Set up string line for asphalt paving
  • Asphalt paving was cancelled and has not been rescheduled yet

8th Ave N

  • Amended poor soils
  • Finished utility work

9th Ave N

  • Finished utility work

3rd St N

  • Hydrant installation 8th Ave N and 5th Ave N

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of this Week and Next Week

5th Ave N

  • Continuing water work at 5th and 3rd St N
  • May begin utility work

7th Ave N

  • Finish water work
  • Finish grading in preparation for placement of first lift of asphalt

8th Ave N

  • Begin bringing in subbase and grading in preparation for placement of the first lift of asphalt

9th Ave N

  • Amend poor soils between 3rd St N and the alley; NOTE: exit and entrance on 9th Ave N will be off of Washington Ave today 6-28-19
  • Begin bringing in subbase and grading in preparation for placement of the first lift of asphalt

3rd St N

  • Isolated removals for water work only between 8th Ave N and 5th Ave N, there will be a temporary water shut off on the night on Sunday June 30, 2019. If your property is effected, a notice will be placed on the door of your property in 48 hours’ in advance for impacted businesses, 24 hours’ in advance to impacted residences

June 21, 2019

Construction Photos

North Loop Reconstruction Photo 1

North Loop Reconstruction Photo 2

Work in the Past Week

5th Ave N

  • CenterPoint will complete the removal of old gas lines.
  • Started water work at 3rd St N and 5th Ave N.

7th Ave N

  • Removed street lights and foundations.
  • CenterPoint completed the removal of old gas lines.
  • Finished amending the soils between 3rd St N and 4th St N.

8th Ave N

  • Continued utility work.

9th Ave N

  • Continued utility work.

3rd St N

  • Started the water work between 10th and 8th Ave N.
  • CenterPoint will begin work at 3rd St N and 10th Ave N today (6-20).

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of this Week and Next Week

5th Ave N

  • Continuing water work at 5th and 3rd St N.

7th Ave N

  • Continue grading in preparation for placement of the first lift of asphalt.
  • Set up string line for asphalt paving.
  • Paving from Washington Ave to 4th St N is tentatively scheduled for Thursday 6-27; there may be times where access into and out of your property or business will be difficult.

8th Ave N

  • Amend poor soils.
  • Begin bringing in subbase and grading in preparation for placement of the first lift of asphalt.
  • May place the first lift of asphalt at Washington Ave intersection.

9th Ave N

  • Finish utility work.
  • Amend poor soils between 3rd St N and the alley.
  • Begin bringing in subbase and grading in preparation for placement of the first lift of asphalt.
  • May place the first lift of asphalt at Washington Ave intersection.

3rd St N

  • Isolated removals for water work only between 8th Ave N and 5th Ave N. There will be a temporary water shut off on the night of Sunday June 23, 2019. If your property is affected, a notice will be placed on the door of your property 48 hours in advance for impacted businesses, 24 hours in advance for impacted residences.
  • There will be parking restrictions on 3rd St N to accommodate the water work and to maintain two-way traffic.

June 14, 2019

Construction Photos (7th Ave N)

7th Ave N Construction Photo 1

7th Ave N Construction Photo 2

Work in the Past Week

5th Ave N

  • CenterPoint installed a new regulator system at 2nd St N and 5th Ave N

7th Ave N

  • Completed soil corrections between 3rd St N and 4th St N
  • CenterPoint Energy began replacement of 4” plastic

8th Ave N

  • Temporary lighting set up
  • Completed utility work

9th Ave N

  • Temporary lighting set up
  • Began utility work
    • Continue with sanitary sewer MH reconstructs
    • Start storm sewer work

3rd St N

  • Began salvaging brick pavers at locations where water work will begin next week.
  • There will be parking restrictions on 3rd St N to accommodate the water work and to maintain two way traffic.

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of this Week and Next Week

5th Ave N

  • CenterPoint will begin removals of old gas main starting at 5th St N and 5th Ave N and work towards 2nd St N
  • Utility work may begin at 5th Ave N and 4th St N

7th Ave N

  • Begin bringing in subbase and grading in preparation for placement of the first lift of asphalt
  • Remove street lights and foundations
  • CenterPoint Energy to finish the replacement of 4” plastic and begin removal of old conduit

8th Ave N

  • Begin bringing in subbase and grading in preparation for placement of the first lift of asphalt

9th Ave N

  • Begin bringing in subbase and grading in preparation for placement of the first lift of asphalt
  • Finish utility work
    • Storm sewer
    • Sanitary sewer

3rd St N

  • Isolated water work will begin the week of June 17, there will be a temporary water shut off on the night on June 17, 2019. If your property is effected, a blue notice will be placed on the door of your property in 48 hours’ in advance for impacted businesses, 24 hours’ in advance to impacted
  • There will be parking restrictions on 3rd St N to accommodate the water work and to maintain two way traffic.
     

June 7, 2019

Work in the Past Week

5th Ave N

  • CenterPoint Energy 6” gas line installation is complete, they are now working on tie-ins at Washington and 5th Ave

7th Ave N

  • Completing storm sewer work
  • The soils between 3rd St N and 4th St N will be amended starting today
  • Sidewalk and pavement removal on south side of Washington at 7th Ave N completed

8th Ave N

  • Full Depth removals completed
  • Started removals at the intersection of 8th Ave N and Washington
  • Begun utility work

9th Ave N

  • Full depth removals completed
  • Started removals at the intersection of 9th Ave N and Washington

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of This Week and Next Week

 5th Ave N

  • CenterPoint will power up and test new gas main
  • CenterPoint will begin removals of old gas main starting at 5th St N and 5th Ave N and work towards 2nd St N

7th Ave N

  • Finish soil corrections between 3rd St N and 4th St N
  • CenterPoint Energy to begin replacement of 4” plastic

8th Ave N

  • Set up temporary lighting (6-7 and 6-8)
  • Begin utility work
    • Continue with sanitary sewer MH reconstructs
    • Start storm sewer work
    • Water work –short term water shut off the night of June 10, to do work at 8th Ave N and Washington. If your property is effected, a blue notice will be placed on the door of your property in 48 hours’ in advance for impacted businesses, 24 hours’ in advance to impacted

9th Ave N

  • Set up temporary lighting (6-7 and 6-8)
  • Begin utility work
    • Continue with sanitary sewer MH reconstructs
    • Start storm sewer work

3rd St N

  • Isolated removals for water work only, this work will begin the week of June 17
  • There will be parking restrictions on 3rd St N to accommodate this work and two way traffic

Looking Ahead

Looking to the future, we are hoping to begin installing asphalt on 7th , 8th and 9th Aves N on the week of June 24th. NOTE: There will be brick pavers installed on 8th and 9th following asphalt placement and concrete installation.

Week of May 30, 2019

Completed Between May 23-29

5th Ave N

  • CenterPoint Energy has completed their 6” gas main installation up to 4th Ave N
  • Completed sidewalk removals on the east side of 5th, the west side will remain available for pedestrian access
  • Relocated salvaged brick pavers to their new storage area

7th Ave N

  • All sanitary sewer work was completed
  • Storm sewer work has started
  • Overnight water work was successful and new hydrants are being installed between 3rd St N and 4th St N
  • The soil conditions are very poor in the area so access is from the alley between 6th Ave N and 7th Ave N, this will be remedied early next week after the utility work in this area has been completed

8th Ave N

  • Brick paver removal has begun
  • Wood pavers, beneath the brick pavers has begun

Upcoming Work May 30-June 5

5th Ave N

  • CenterPoint Energy 6” gas line installation continuing from 4th St N to 5th St N, then begin tie-ins at 5th Ave N and 5th St N and at 5th Ave N and 2nd St N.

7th Ave N

  • Continue utility work
    • Water work continues-there are no planned shut offs between now and June 7
    • Storm sewer construction will begin tomorrow
  • The soils between 3rd St N and 4th St N will be amended starting June 3
  • Sidewalk and pavement removal on south side of Washington at 7th Ave N has begun today, this may cause some traffic impacts on Washington Ave.
  • Utility work at 7th Ave N and Washington will begin tomorrow May 31st

8th Ave N

  • Begin full depth removals May 31
  • Begin utility work
    • Water work –short term water shut off the night of June 10, to do work at 8th Ave N and Washington Ave. If your property is effected, a blue notice will be placed on the door of your property in 48 hours’ in advance for impacted businesses, 24 hours’ in advance to impacted

9th Ave N

  • Begin salvaging brick pavers on May 31
  • Begin full depth pavement removals June 3

3rd St N

  • Isolated removals for water work only. More information to come next week.
  • There will be parking restrictions on 3rd St N to accommodate this work and two way traffic

Miscellaneous

Crews have a permit to work from 7 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday.  Crews will be working this Saturday June 1.

Stakeholder Meeting

These meetings are informal, held biweekly and intended to offer residents and businesses on the job an opportunity to get construction updates, ask construction and access related questions.

June 12, 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Corner Coffee 514 N 3rd St #102
Minneapolis MN 55401

As always, feel free to contact myself (612-673-3365) or John Benjamin (651-443-1096) with any construction related questions or concerns.

Week of May 20, 2019

What's Happening

5th Ave N

  • CenterPoint Energy made it though the intersection of Washington and 5th Ave N and is currently at 3rd St N working towards 4th St N
  • Started sidewalk removals on the east side of 5th, the west side will remain available for pedestrian access
  • Removed old railroad tracks

7th Ave N

  • Pavement has been removed
  • Removed old railroad tracks
  • Utility work has begun between 3rd St N and 4th St N (above photo 13' deep sanitary sewer manhole rebuild)
  • The soil conditions are very poor in the area, this will be remedied as soon as
  • For more information on this project, visit the project website.

Upcoming Work

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of this Week and Next Week

5th Ave N

  • CenterPoint Energy 6” gas line installation continuing from 3rd St N to 4th St N
  • Finish sidewalk removals on the east side of 5th Ave N

7th Ave N

  • Continue utility work
  • Water system upgrades – There is a water shut-off planned along 7th Ave N on Tuesday night beginning at 11 pm and ending around 5 am Wednesday morning. If your property is effected, a blue notice will be placed on the door of your property in 48 hours’ in advance for impacted businesses, 24 hours’ in advance to impacted residential properties.
  • Sanitary Sewer – Crews are currently reconstruction sanitary structures on 7th Ave N
  • Storm Sewer - Storm sewer work will begin tomorrow

8th Ave N – Tentatively planning on right after Memorial Day

  • Begin salvaging brick pavers on 5-29-19
  • Followed by full depth removals

9th Ave N

  • Begin salvaging brick pavers on 5-31-19

Week of May 20, 2019

Work in the past week

5th Ave N

  • Finished salvaging brick pavers on 5th Ave N
  • Finished full depth pavement removals on 5th Ave N.  Local access allowed, once CenterPoint’s work begins, 5th Ave N may become a one-way. More to come.
  • CenterPoint Energy is currently at the intersection of Washington Ave and 5th Ave N and working towards 4th St N
  • 7th Ave N
  • Began full depth pavement removals between Washington and 4th Ave N, tentatively planning on starting on 4th St N and working towards Washington (skipping 3rd St N). As crews progress with pavement removals they will build a gravel access road. 
  • Preparing for next week's utility work

Work anticipated for the remainder of this week and next week

5th Ave N

  • CenterPoint Energy 6” gas line installation

7th Ave N

  • Begin utility work on 7th Ave N on Monday May 20th
  • Water – there may be some short term, shut offs, the water department will give 48 hours’ notice to impacted businesses, 24 hours’ notice to impacted residences
  • Sewer
  • Gas
  • Electric

Miscellaneous

8th Ave N – Tentatively planning to begin work at this location right after Memorial Day

  • Begin salvaging brick pavers on 5-28-19
  • Followed by full depth removals

Stakeholder Meeting

These meetings are informal, held biweekly and intended to offer residents and businesses located on the project site an opportunity to get construction updates, ask construction and access related questions.

Week of May 13, 2019

Recent Activities

On May 6, 2019, the project began with brick paver removals on 5th  Ave N.  Next week the contractor will remove the roadway pavement and east sidewalk on 5th Ave N (between Washington to just past 4th St N).  Once removals are complete CenterPoint Energy (CPE) access the site to install a 6" high pressure steel gas line.  CPE's work is anticipated to take 7 weeks to complete.  Once the gas main installation is complete the Contractor will return to 5th Ave N to begin underground utility work.

Upcoming Construction

7th Ave N (Washington to 4th St N, the contractor will jump over 3rd St N) removals will begin the week of May 13th.  7th Ave N will be closed to thru traffic.

Work expected for the week of May 13, 2019

  • Asphalt milling on 5th and 7th Aves N
  • CenterPoint Energy continue installing 6" gas line between 2nd St N and Washington
  • CenterPoint Energy will start 4" gas replacement on 7th Ave N
  • Continue salvaging brick pavers on 5th Ave N
  • Begin pavement removals on 5th Ave N
  • Begin pavement removals on 7th Ave N

Other Information

Bi-weekly stakeholder meetings will be held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 7:30 am to 8:00 am to provide updates and to address any construction related question or concerns.
 

March 8, 2019

Construction will begin in April 2019 and complete in Spring 2020.

March 15, 2019

A final recommended project layout has been uploaded to the website.

December 18, 2017

The final project planning meeting took place on 12/18/17. Slides from the meeting are posted on the project website.

December 12, 2017

The project was presented to the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission as an informational item.

December 1, 2017

The final project planning meeting will take place on 12/18/17 at 5:30 pm at Minneapolis Central Library

December 1, 2017

Meeting notifications were mailed to property owners

December 1, 2017

A final preliminary concept has been developed and has been uploaded to the website

August 29, 2017

The second project open house will be held on 8/29 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm at Minneapolis Central Library

August 28, 2017

The introductory project survey has been closed

August 2, 2017

Project staff attended a Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities (MACOPD) meeting to introduce the project

July 24, 2017

The introductory open house was held at Minneapolis Central Library

July 26, 2017

Project staff attended a North Loop Neighborhood Association meeting to introduce the project

July 20, 2017

Project staff attended the City's Pedestrian Advisory Committee to introduce the project

July 18, 2017

Project staff attended a 2020 Partners meeting to introduce the project

July 18, 2017

Project staff attend the City's Bicycle Advisory Committee to introduce the project

July 11, 2017

Meeting notifications for the upcoming open houses have been sent to property addresses in the area.

Project Contacts

Stephanie Malmberg, Construction Engineer; 612-673-3365 or [email protected]

John Benjamin, 651-443-1096 or [email protected]

 

Last updated Aug 30, 2019

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