North Loop Paving Project

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 NorthLoop Paving Project

Project Status

CIP Status Stage 1: Planning



Meeting notifications were mailed to property owners on December 1st, 2017

Final preliminary concept
The project team has developed a final preliminary concept, which takes into consideration input from the previous meetings with various stakeholders. The concept will be brought to the City's Heritage Preservation Commission on December 12th 2017 for further feedback. An final project planning meeting will be held on December 18th 2017 to discuss this  concept. Feedback from these two meetings will be considered in developing the final staff recommended concept to be considered for City Council approval in early 2018.
Link to final preliminary concept

*Note on Pedestrian Improvement Project
The North Loop Pedestrian Improvement Project will have a separate final planning meeting in early 2018. The meeting on December 12th is for the North Loop Paving project only.

Project Details

Project Description:
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.

Project Location:
3rd St N (5th Ave N - 10th Ave N), 5th Ave N (5th St N - Washington Ave N), 7th Ave N (4th St N - Washington Ave N), 8th Ave N (3rd St N - Washington Ave N), 9th Ave N (3rd St N - Washington Ave N)

Construction Date:
This project is scheduled to be constructed in 2019.

Construction Duration:

Project Materials                                                                                                     

Open House 1 & 2 Notifications

Open House 1 Boards - Introduction

Open House 2 Boards - Preliminary Design

Open House 2 - Preliminary Layouts

Final Preliminary Concept - December 18th, 2017

Final Meeting Slides - December 18th, 2017

Street Materials Diagram - December 18th, 2017


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 
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.


Public Meeting #3, Final Preliminary Concept:

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


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.


 Existing Site Photos:
North Loop -1     North Loop -2     North Loop 3


Planning & Public Engagement:
Community engagement in currently being conducted, 3rd and 4th quarter 2017. 

Engineering Design:
Engineering/Final Design will take place in 2018

Construction is scheduled for 2019


Project Updates

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

12/12/17 The project was presented to the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission as an informational item.

12/1/17 The final project planning meeting will take place on 12/18/17 at 5:30 pm at Minneapolis Central Library

12/1/17 A final preliminary concept has been developed and is available at this link

8/29/17 The second project open house will be held on 8/29 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm at Minneapolis Central Library

8/28/17 The introductory project survey has been closed

8/2/17 Project staff attended a Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities (MACOPD) meeting to introduce the project

7/24/17 The introductory open house was held at Minneapolis Central Library

7/26/17 Project staff attended a North Loop Neighborhood Association meeting to introduce the project

7/20/17 Project staff attended the City's Pedestrian Advisory Committee to introduce the project

7/18/17 Project staff attended a 2020 Partners meeting to introduce the project

7/18/17 Project staff attend the City's Bicycle Advisory Committee to introduce the project

7/11/17 Meeting notifications for the upcoming open houses have been sent to property addresses in the area.

Project Contacts

Forrest Hardy, Project Planner, [email protected]  

Adam Hayow, Project Engineer, [email protected]


See also the related 2019 project North Loop Pedestrian Improvements.



Last updated Dec 19, 2017



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