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North Loop Pedestrian Improvement Project

Improvements will be made to intersections along 1st St N, 2nd St N, 4th St N, 10th Ave N and West River Parkway.

See also the related North Loop Paving project.

The project will improve safety for pedestrians at 16 intersections in the North Loop area by adding a combination of curb extensions, Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS), ADA compliant curb ramps, durable crosswalk markings, and upgrades to existing signals.

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Project Status

Project Status: Construction

Project Materials

Open House 1 Boards - Introduction

Open House 2 Boards - Preliminary Design

Open House 2 - Preliminary Layout

Metropolitan Council Transportation Advisory Board packet materials

FINAL RECOMMENDED Layout

Project Details

Project Location

The project area is 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.

Construction Date

This project is scheduled to start in June 2019.

Construction Duration

The project is expected to be substantially complete by October 1, 2019.

Traffic Impacts

There will be minimal impact to traffic. At this time no detours are planned.

Meetings

The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works held a series of public meetings to gather feedback regarding the proposed project:

Public Meeting #1, Introductory Open House:
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room-N280
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Monday, July 24th, 2017
Open House Hours, 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
Open House Hours, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Heritage Preservation Commission, Introductory Presentation
Minneapolis City Hall, Room 317
350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 

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 Reconstruction Updates see the North Loop Paving project.

October 16, 2019

Work in the Past Week

1st St N

  • 4th Ave N NW corner -Continued storm sewer work
  • 4th Ave SE corner - Completed

 2nd St N

  • 3rd Ave N SW corner – Finished storm, installed curb, installed new signal foundation
  • 10th Ave N – Removed signals and replaced with a 3-way stop, began storm sewer work, began electrical work for new signal

Remaining Work for this Week and Next Week

The concrete crews will be following the sewer crews work over the next week includes:

1st St N

  • 4th Ave SE and NW corner- Finish NW corner, start storm work on SE corner

 2nd St N

  • 1st Ave N – Currently there are issues getting into any of these corners, do to existing construction.
  • 3rd Ave N – SW corner – Pour new foundation, finish sidewalk, install new signal
  • 8th Ave N South side and NE Corner – Finish concrete work, finish wiring for crossing, install crosswalk flasher
  • 10th Ave N SE and SW corners – Continue with storm sewer and electrical work

4th St N

  • 10th Ave N – Start removals at the end of next week

Other

  • All signal installation will start mid-October

Remaining concrete work will continue through October.

September 26, 2019

Work in the Past Week

1st St N

  • NW corner 4th Ave SE -installed curb and part of the landing

 2nd St N

  • North side of 2nd at 10th Ave N-Poured missing panels
  • SE corner of 5th Ave N - Finished storm sewer, installed curb and landing
  • SW corner 3rd Ave N – Continued storm sewer work
  • SE corner 1st Ave – Installed curb and landing

Remaining Work for this Week and Next Week

The concrete crews will be following the sewer crews work over the next week includes:

1st St N

  • 4th Ave SE and NW corner- Finish NW corner, start storm work on SE corner

 2nd St N

  • 1st Ave N – Currently there are issues getting into any of these corners, do to existing construction.
  • 3rd Ave N – SW corner – Continuing sewer work, curb and asphalt, remove existing signal foundation, pour new foundation
  • 5th Ave N – SE corner pour curb
  • 8th Ave N South side and NE Corner – Possibly start sewer work

Other

  • All signal installation will start mid-October
  • Remaining concrete work will continue through September, possibly into October

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.

Next Meeting:

October 2, 2019
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Corner Coffee
514 N 3rd St #102
Minneapolis MN 55401

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

August 30, 2019

Crews will be coming back in September to finish up the job.

Work in the Past Week

  • 1st St N & 4th Ave –Finished water work
  • 2nd St N and 3rd Ave N – Continuing sewer work

Remaining work on this project will start up again on September 9, 2019.

Work Remaining

1st St N

  • 2nd Ave SE corner
  • 4th Ave SE and NE corner

2nd St N

  • 1st Ave N - All corners
  • 2nd Ave N – NE, SE and SW
  • 3rd Ave N – All, currently the City is working in this intersection, pedestrian ramps will be done after the sewer work is complete
  • 5th Ave N – SE corner
  • 8th Ave N – South side and NE corner
  • 10th Ave N – SE and SW corners

4th St N

  • 10th Ave N – NE corner
  • 7th Ave N – South side

Other

  • All signal installation will start late in September due to long lead times on materials
  • Remaining concrete work will continue through September

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.

Next Meeting:

September 4, 2019
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Corner Coffee
514 N 3rd St #102
Minneapolis MN 55401

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

August 23, 2019

Crews will be coming back in September to finish up the job.

Work in the Past Week

  • 1st St N & 4th Ave – Continuing water work
  • 2nd St N and 3rd Ave N – Continuing sewer work

Remaining Work on this Project

1st St N

  • 2nd Ave SE corner
  • 4th Ave SE and NE corner

2nd St N

  • 1st Ave N - All corners
  • 2nd Ave N – NE, SE and SW
  • 3rd Ave N – All, currently the City is working in this intersection, pedestrian ramps will be done after the sewer work is complete
  • 5th Ave N – SE corner
  • 8th Ave N – South side and NE corner
  • 10th Ave N – SE and SW corners

4th St N

  • 10th Ave N – NE corner
  • 7th Ave N – South side

Other

  • All signal installation will start late in September due to long lead times on materials
  • Remaining concrete work will continue through September

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.

Next Meeting:

September 4, 2019
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Corner Coffee
514 N 3rd St #102
Minneapolis MN 55401

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

August 15, 2019

The concrete crews are off site until the end of the month, however the sewer and water crews will be doing intermittent work in the next few weeks.

Work in the Past Week

  • 1st St N & 4th Ave – Continuing water work
  • 2nd St N and 3rd Ave N – Continuing sewer work

Remaining Work on This Project

1st St N

  • 2nd Ave SE corner
  • 4th Ave SE and NE corner

 2nd St N

  • 1st Ave N - All corners
  • 2nd Ave N – NE, SE and SW
  • 3rd Ave N – All, currently the City is working in this intersection, pedestrian ramps will be done after the sewer work is complete
  • 5th Ave N – SE corner
  • 8th Ave N – South side and NE corner
  • 10th Ave N – SE and SW corners

4th St N

  • 10th Ave N – NE corner
  • 7th Ave N – South side

 Other

  • All signal installation will start late in September due to long lead times on materials
  • Remaining concrete work will continue through September

August 9, 2019

The concrete crews are off site until the end of the month, however the sewer and water crews will be doing intermittent work in the next few weeks.

Remaining Work on This Project

1st St N

  • 2nd Ave SE corner
  • 4th Ave SE and NE corner

 2nd St N

  • 1st Ave N - All corners
  • 2nd Ave N – NE, SE and SW
  • 3rd Ave N – All, currently the City is working in this intersection, pedestrian ramps will be done after the sewer work is complete
  • 5th Ave N – SE corner
  • 8th Ave N – South side and NE corner
  • 10th Ave N – SE and SW corners

4th St N

  • 10th Ave N – NE corner
  • 7th Ave N – South side

 Other

  • All signal installation will start late in September due to long lead times on materials
  • Remaining concrete work will continue through September

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.

Next Meeting:

August 21, 2019
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Corner Coffee
514 N 3rd St #102
Minneapolis MN 55401

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

July 29, 2019

Work in the Past Week

1st St N

  • 3rd Ave N-water work completed
  • 4th Ave N- placed concrete on SW corner
  • 2nd Ave N -SW corner removed, storm sewer work in process
  • 2nd Ave N-NE and NW intersections removed
  • 8th Ave N Pour remaining concrete along 1st Ave N

2nd St N  North Side

  • 4th Ave N – Poured remaining concrete
  • 5th Ave N –Poured remaining concrete
  • 8th Ave N -  Electrical work for Pedestrian Crosswalk system and poured remaining concrete
  • 10th Ave N-North side poured except a few panels

4th Ave and W River Parkway

  • North side of Parkway complete

10th Ave N

  • 4th St N – remove pavement on north side
  • 4th St N – Removed trees

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of this Week and Next Week

1st St N

  • 1st Ave N – Asphalt paving
  • 2nd Ave N – Finish removals on the north side and begin pouring new ped ramps, curb and sidewalk, asphalt paving
  • 3rd Ave N- Asphalt paving SE corner, remove SW corner, remove north side
  • 8th Ave N – Complete concrete paving
  • 3rd Ave N-Remove SW corner and North side

2nd St N

  • 3rd Ave N – Storm sewer work will begin August 5 on east side. This is a separate project, once it is complete the pedestrian ramps will be constructed
  • 4th Ave N pour remaining concrete
  • 5th Ave N pour remaining concrete
  • 8th Ave N begin installing conduit for new pedestrian flasher system. Pour remaining concrete

10th Ave

  • 4th St N – Relocate hydrant
  • 4th St N- Pour concrete

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.

Next Meeting:

August 7, 2019
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Corner Coffee
514 N 3rd St #102
Minneapolis MN 55401

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

Work in Progress

North Loop Ped Construction Photo 7-29-19_1

July 19, 2019

Work in the Past Week

1st St N

  • 3rd Ave N-water work started
  • 4th Ave N- placed concrete on SW corner
  • 2nd Ave N -SW corner removed

2nd St N NW Corner

  • 4th Ave N – Removed Southside
  • 5th Ave N – Completed north side, started removals on southside
  • 8th Ave N -  Started electrical work for Pedestrian Crosswalk system

4th Ave and W River Parkway

  • Placed concrete on the SE corner

10th Ave N

  • 4th St N – remove north side

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of this Week and Next Week

1st St N

  • 1st St N and 3rd Ave- Finishing water work, 9 have been hooded between 2nd Ave N and 3rd Ave N to maintain two-way traffic during the work. This work should be complete in a week or two.
  • 3rd Ave N – Install hydrant
  • 2nd Ave N -Install hydrant
  • 8th Ave N – Pour remaining concrete

2nd St N

  • 4th Ave N pour remaining concrete
  • 5th Ave N pour remaining concrete
  • 8th Ave N begin installing conduit for new pedestrian flasher system. Pour remaining concrete

4th Ave and W River Parkway

  • Northside of Parkway pour remaining concrete

10th Ave

  • 4th Street Pour Concrete on north Side

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.

Next Meeting:

July 24, 2019
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Corner Coffee
514 N 3rd St #102
Minneapolis MN 55401

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

July 11, 2019

Work in the Past Week

2nd St N NW Corner

  • Crews were off the job from June 27 through July 8
  • Started saw cutting on 1st St N at 2nd, 4th and 5th Aves N

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of this Week and Next Week

2nd St N NW Corner

  • 4th Ave N pour remaining concrete
  • 5th Ave N pour remaining concrete
  • 8th Ave N begin installing conduit for new pedestrian flasher system

1st St N

  • 1st St N and 3rd Ave- Water work, 9 meters will be hooded between 2nd Ave N and 3rd Ave N to maintain two way traffic during the work.  The water work is expected to take less than two weeks. There will be a temporary water shut off on the night on Wednesday, July 17, 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
  • 3rd Ave N – NE corner will be removed
  • 2nd Ave N -SW corner will be removed
  • 1st Ave N – SW corner will be removed

4th Ave and W River Parkway

  • SE corner will be removed
  • Replacement work may begin

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.

Next Meeting:

July 24, 2019
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Corner Coffee
514 N 3rd St #102
Minneapolis MN 55401

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

June 28, 2019

Construction Photos

 North Loop Ped Photo 6-28-19_1

The Contractor will be holding off on opening any new intersections until after the 4th of July weekend.

Work in the Past Week

2nd St N NW Corner:

  • 2nd Ave N – finish sidewalk and place asphalt
  • 3rd Ave N – nothing
  • 4th Ave N – all but a few panels, ped ramp, finish 1st ½ of driveway, base and bituminous
  • 5th Ave N – sidewalk, ped ramp, finish 1st ½ of driveway, base and bituminous
  • 7th Ave N – ped ramp, base and bituminous
  • 8th Ave N – removed pole and foundation, installed curb and bituminous, some sidewalk

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of This Week and Next Week

No work is anticipated for the week of July 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.

Next Meeting:

July 10, 2019
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Corner Coffee
514 N 3rd St #102
Minneapolis MN 55401

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

June 21, 2019

Construction Photos

North Loop Pedestrian Improvements Photo

Work in the Past Week

2nd St N NW Corner:

  • 2nd Ave N - Saw, removals, CB, install curb and landing, pedestrian ramps, and some sidewalk and concrete base.
  • 3rd Ave N - Saw.
  • 4th Ave N - Saw, removals, install curb and part of the driveway.
  • 5th Ave N - Saw, removals, install curb, pedestrian ramps, and 1/2 of the driveway.
  • 7th Ave N - Saw, removals, install curb and sidewalk.
  • 8th Ave N - Saw, removals, install curb, install CB, some sidewalk and concrete base.

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of This Week and Next Week

2nd St N NW Corner:

  • 2nd Ave N - Finish sidewalk and place asphalt.
  • 3rd Ave N - Removals, place curb, pedestrian ramp, sidewalk, base and bituminous.
  • 4th Ave N - Sidewalk, pedestrian ramp, finish driveway, base and bituminous.
  • 5th Ave N - Sidewalk, pedestrian ramp, finish driveway, base and bituminous.
  • 7th Ave N - Pedestrian ramp, base and bituminous.
  • 8th Ave N - Finish sidewalk, pedestrian ramp, bituminous.

June 14, 2019

Work in the Past Week

2nd St N NW Corner:

  • 2nd Ave N – Sawing, pavement removals and utility work
  • 3rd Ave N – Saw
  • 4th Ave N– Saw
  • 5th Ave N– Saw
  • 7th Ave N– Saw
  • 8th Ave N – Sawing, pavement removals and utility work

Work Anticipated for the Remainder of This Week and Next Week

2nd St N NW Corner:

  • 2nd Ave N – Paving 6-14
  • 3rd Ave N – Remove, utility work
  • 4th Ave N – Remove, utility work
  • 5th Ave N – Remove, utility work
  • 7th Ave N – Remove, utility work
  • 8th Ave N – Paving 6-14

2nd St N NE Corner:

  • 1st Ave N – Saw, remove and utility work

June 7, 2019

This project began a little ahead of schedule (6-5-19), so work is underway and is anticipated to continue through August. Right now crews are focusing on 1 corner of each intersection and are primarily working on 2nd St N.

2nd St N

Sawing and pavement removals have started on the NW quadrant of the following intersections along 2nd Ave N this week and next week.

  • 2nd Ave N
  • 3rd Ave N
  • 4th Ave N
  • 5th Ave N
  • 7th Ave N

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.

Next Meeting:

June 12, 2019
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Corner Coffee
514 N 3rd St #102
Minneapolis MN 55401
 

May 30, 2019

The start date for this project has moved up.  The work will begin the week of June 3.

  • Work will be starting on 2nd St N, with saw cutting and preparations for pavement removals at the pedestrian crossings along 2nd St N. Intersections along 2nd St N to be done first include the following:
    • N 2nd Ave
    • N 3rd Ave
    • N 4th Ave
    • N 5th Ave
    • N 8th Ave
  • Impacts to traffic will be minor with short detours around the intersections of work.

May 24, 2019

Project still scheduled to begin June 17, 2019.

Week of May 20, 2019

This project is tentatively scheduled to start on June 17, 2019. More to come.

Week of May 13, 2019

Recent Activities

The City has awarded the contract and is preparing for construction.

Upcoming Construction

Construction is scheduled to begin on June 3, 2019.

Traffic may be detoured around the work as crews move from intersection to intersection; however, the detours are anticipated to be short in duration and in distance (usually to the next block over).

March 8, 2019

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

March 15, 2018

A final recommended layout has been uploaded to the project website

March 7, 2018

Project was brought to the Metropolitan Council TAB Technical Advisory Committee

February 22, 2018

Project was brought to the Metropolitan Council TAB Technical Advisory Committee, Funding & Programming Committee

November 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017

Additional stakeholder input

August 29, 2017

The second project open house will be held 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 Oct 16, 2019

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