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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.

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 Jun 14, 2019

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