28th Ave S Pedestrian Safety Improvements
In 2020, the Minneapolis Public Works Department plans install pedestrian safety measures at the intersection of 28th Ave S and 43rd St E. This project will include infrastructure enhancements to create a safer environment for pedestrians crossing 28th Ave S.
The goals of this pedestrian safety project include:
- Support demand for safe crossings
- Enhance comfort and predictability of all users
- Reduce crossing distance for pedestrians
- Upgrade curb ramps to be ADA compliant
- Reduce travel speeds and improve approach sightlines
28th Ave S is a 42 foot roadway with two travel lanes, two parking lanes and sidewalk with no boulevard on both sides. Metro Transit line 22 has two near-side stops at the intersection and three out of the four pedestrian ramps were recently upgraded.
Photo of the 28th Ave S and 43rd St E intersection
Project schedule and public input
Public Works intends to advance the design of the crossing by 2020. Public Works will be engaging stakeholders in the Fall and Winter of 2019/2020 to understand what design elements are important to consider in the Standish and Ericsson neighborhoods. There may be opportunities to explore unique features and interests specific to the neighborhood as part of this project.
Trey Joiner, Associate Transportation Planner, Minneapolis Public Works, 612-673-3614 or [email protected]
Last updated Jan 14, 2020