Hennepin South Reconstruction (W Lake Street to Douglas Avenue)
Hennepin Avenue between Douglas Avenue and West Lake Street is programmed in the City’s Capital Improvement Program for reconstruction in 2023. Beginning in 2018, Public Works conducted preliminary planning work in order to submit an application for federal transportation funding through the Metropolitan Council’s Regional Solicitation. Public Works was awarded these funds in early 2019.
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.
2018 bus pilot
The goals of the future reconstruction project will aim to provide the following design elements:
- Improve the sidewalk and intersections for all users, install durable pavement markings and crosswalks, and support pedestrian activities with space for planting and furnishing zones where feasible.
- Evaluate bicycle network connectivity, as the City’s Bicycle Master Plan identifies this corridor as a future on-street bikeway and bicycle lanes should be considered when the street is reconstructed.
- Provide space for enhanced transit stops compatible with future E-Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service.
- Replace aging traffic signal and stormwater infrastructure.
- Maintain mobility and circulation for transit and motor vehicles.
Public Meeting #1- Open House
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Jefferson Community School
1200 26th Street West
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Public Meeting #1-Materials
Becca Hughes, [email protected], 612-673-3594
Last updated Feb 5, 2020