Hennepin South Reconstruction (W Lake Street to Douglas Avenue)

We have completed the survey about what you think of and how you use Hennepin Avenue South between W Lake Street and Douglas Avenue. We thank all of those that participated in the survey and we will have the results to share with you soon.

Project Background

Hennepin Avenue between Douglas Avenue and West Lake Street is programmed in the City’s Capital Improvement Program for reconstruction in 2023. Public Works is conducting preliminary planning work in 2018 in order to submit an application for federal transportation funding through the Metropolitan Council’s Regional Solicitation. Public Works will conduct technical work, collect community feedback, and review policy guidance including the Access Minneapolis Plan (2009), Complete Streets Policy (2016), and Vision Zero commitment (2017) to inform the design of Hennepin Avenue. The reconstruction project provides an opportunity to redesign Hennepin Avenue so it meets the street’s current and future needs

Hennepin South map

Existing Conditions

Public Works has identified Hennepin Avenue between Douglas Avenue and West Lake Street as a future reconstruction candidate, driven primarily by its pavement condition, multimodal connections, number of daily users, and opportunity to better plan for Metro Transit’s future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) E-Line

Hennepin Avenue serves an estimated 770 to 3,400 people walking, 220 to 280 people biking, 6,600 transit users, 400 buses, and between 15,000 and 31,500 people driving per day. Hennepin Avenue is constrained throughout the corridor and identifying priorities may require trade-offs. Public Works relies on planning guidance and community input to inform the design of streets like Hennepin Avenue.

Project Goals

The goals of the future reconstruction project will aim to provide the following design elements:

Project Schedule

To support a successful application for federal transportation funding, Public Works is planning to conduct technical analysis and gather community feedback in advance of the federal funding application deadline in July. Public Works will be engaging stakeholders in the winter and spring of 2018 to understand what design elements are important to consider for Hennepin Avenue. Should the project be awarded federal funding, there would be future opportunities in 2019 and beyond for the public to provide additional input on to inform the design details. 

Public Meetings

Public Meeting #1-Open House 
Wednesday, April 11
Jefferson Community School
Jefferson Cafeteria
1200 26th Street West
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Public Meeting #1-Materials
Boards #1

Boards #2

Existing Layout

Project Documents

Project Factsheet

Open House Handout

Regional Solicitation FAQ


Becca Hughes, [email protected], 612-673-3594

Project Photos

Hennepin South Photo 1Hennepin South Photo 2
Hennepin South Photo 3Hennepin South Photo 4


Last updated Jul 15, 2019



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