34th Avenue South Street Reconstruction

The City of Minneapolis is reconstructing 34th Avenue South between East Minnehaha Parkway and 58th Street East. The project is scheduled to occur over the course of the 2019 and 2020 construction seasons and will consist of improvements to the roadway, sidewalk and utilities.

34th Ave S from 51st St to 58th St will be completed in 2019; 51st St to Minnehaha Pkwy is planned for 2020.

34th St Ave S 

Project Status

 CIP Status Stage 4: Construction

Project Details

Project Type

This project encompasses the entire right-of-way and include full removal of the existing street, subgrade correction, new pavement, curb and gutter, driveways, sidewalk as needed, streetscape elements as needed, utility work as needed, pavement markings, signals, and signage.

Project Limits

The 34th Ave South project is located in south Minneapolis from East Minnehaha Parkway to 58th Street East.

Construction Timeline

34th Ave S Timeline Graphic Revised

Photos

34th Ave S project photo 11-8-19_2

34th Ave S project photo 11-8-19_1

34th Ave S after street reconstruction

Project Meetings

Community Meeting #1

Nokomis East Neighborhood

November 28, 2016 – 6:00 p.m.
4313 54th Street East
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Meeting Presentation
Project Fact Sheet 

Community Meeting #2

Nokomis East Neighborhood
January 25, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.
Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church
5011 31st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Meeting Presentation 

Community Meeting #3

Nokomis East Neighborhood
January 30, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church
5011 31st Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Meeting Presentation 

Community Meeting #4

Preconstruction Meeting

The Department of Public Works will hold an informational meeting to address questions about 34th Ave S reconstruction project. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Below is the detail.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Morris Park Recreation Center
5531 39th Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55417           

Business Meeting

Nokomis East Business Association and Nokomis East Neighborhood Association
McDonald's Liquors and Wine
Lower Level Event Room
5010 S. 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55417 

March 13, 2017 – 4:00 p.m.

Project Updates

November 15, 2019 Update

Phase I & II (58th St E to 51st St E)

  • Premier, Max Subcontractor is tentatively scheduled to start street light work on Monday November 18th, 2019.
  • This work is estimated to be completed by the end of December 2019. Please understand that this schedule is subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.
  • There may be some minor work on punch list items.
  • Trees planting is tentatively scheduled for spring 2020.

Phase III

34th Ave S from 51st St E to Minnehaha Pkwy will start spring 2020.

To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 612-673-3716 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
 

November 8, 2019 Update

Phase I & II

  • Street lights installation work is tentatively scheduled to start on the week of November 18th, 2019
  • Trees planting is tentatively scheduled for spring 2020.
  • There may be some minor work on punch list items.

Phase III

34th Ave S from 51st St E to Minnehaha Pkwy will start spring 2020.

To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 612-673-3716 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.

Completed Work

34th Ave S project photo 11-8-19_2

34th Ave S project photo 11-8-19_1

November 1, 2019 Update

Phases I & II

  • 34th Ave S from 58th St E to 51st St E is substantially completed and open!
  • There may be some minor work on punch list items.
  • Trees planting and Street light installation work are scheduled for spring 2020.

Phase III

34th Ave S from 51st St E to Minnehaha Pkwy will start in spring 2020.

To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 612-673-3716 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.

Thank you for your patience during Phases I & II reconstruction!

Completed Work

34th Ave S Finished Photo_1

Completed pavement on 34th Ave S

34th Ave S Finished Photo_2

Completed pavement on 34th Ave S

October 25, 2019 Update

Work Completed in the Past Week

The final lift of Asphalt for phase II is completed.

  • Striping is completed (Phase I & II)

Anticipated Work for Next Week

  • Tomorrow October 26, 2019.
    • Minnesota sawing (Max subcontractor) is scheduled to finish sawing and sealing from 58th St E to 54th ST E 58th.
    • They have permission to work from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
    • No parking is allowed on 34th (58th St E - 54th St E)

October 18, 2019 Update

  • The final lift of Asphalt for phase I is completed.
  • The first three lifts of Asphalt for phase Ii is completed
  • Sod is completed for phase I and II

Anticipated Work for the Next Week

  • Tomorrow October 19, 2019.
    • Valley Paving will pave the last lift of Asphalt between 54th St E and 51st St E
    • They have permission to work from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Other remaining work

  • Stripping
  • Saw and seal

October 4, 2019 Update

Work Completed in the Past Week

 Road Construction

  • Max completed subgrade correction between 54th and 51st St E
  • Valley Paving (Max subcontractor) have started paving the first three lifts of asphalt between 54th and 51st.
  • Kusske (Max subcontractor) have been adjusting /raising Manholes between 58th and 54th St E

Anticipated Work for the Next Week

Today (October 4, 2019)

  • Valley Paving and Kusske, Max subcontractors have got permission to work up to 8:00 p.m. 

Tomorrow (October 5, 2019)

  • Valley Paving, Max subcontractor is tentatively scheduled to continue paving between 54th and 51st St E.
  • They have permission to work 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (No loud noise or equipment 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)
  • Kusske, Max subcontractor might work on adjusting /raising manholes at 58th intersection. 

Monday (October 7, 2019)

  • Valley Paving, Max subcontractor is tentatively scheduled to pave the final lift of wear course between 58th and 51st St E and 54
  • They have permission to work 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Other remaining work

  • Placing boulevard top soil/ tree top soil for Phase II-a (54th to 51St E)
  • Installing sign foundations 
  • Placing sod
  • Adjusting/raising Manholes between 54th to 51th St E

September 27, 2019 Update

Work Completed in the Past Week

Completed work

  • 52nd intersection 
    •  Grading for Curb & Gutter.
    •  Place Curb & Gutter
    •  Place sidewalk
  • Bus pad and driveway placement between 54th and 51st E
  • Bus pad repair mid-block of 58th and 56th St E
  • Placing Curb & Gutter between 54th and 51st E
  • Sidewalk for bus shelter at NW corner of 58th St E
  • Max has been working on subgrade correction at 52nd intersection and between 52nd and 51st.
  • Premier has been installing lighting conduit between 54th and 52nd St E. 

Anticipated Work for the Next Week

Weekend Work (October 5th, 2019)

  • Valley Paving, Max subcontractor is tentatively scheduled to pave the final lift of Asphalt for Phase I (58th St E to 54th St E).

Road Construction

  • Final grading between 54th and 51st St E (including intersections)
  • Paving Asphalt base on phase II-a (54th to 51st St E) 
  • Pacing tree top soil for phase I (Between 58th and 54th St E)
  • Placing boulevard top soil for Phase II-a (54th to 51St E)
  • Placing foundation for lighting unit.
  • Adjusting/Raising Manholes for Phase I (58th to 54th St E)

September 24, 2019 Update (Meeting Announcement)

Meeting Announcement

The Department of Public Works will be holding informational meetings to address any questions that you may have about 34th Ave S project. The next meeting will be held on September 30, 2019 at Nokomis Library.

Nokomis Library 
5100 34th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55417
September 30, 2019, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

See the full meeting announcement letter (September 23, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

September 20, 2019 Update

Work Completed in the Past Week

Road Construction

  • Completed work
    • 52nd intersection 
      • Pavement, curb & sidewalk removal
      • Storm and sanitary work
      • Center Point abandoned gas pipe removal
      • Lighting conduit installation
    • Water manhole reconstruction and subgrade correction at Wenonah
    • Bus pad and driveway placement between 54th and 52nd
  • Max has been working on subgrade correction at 52nd intersection and between 52nd and 51st.
  • Premier has been installing lighting conduit between 54th and 52nd St E.

Anticipated Work for the Next Week

Weekend Work (September 21, 2019)

  • Max and Ti-Zack (Max subcontractor) are tentatively scheduled to work on grading for curb & gutter, sidewalk and bus pad at 52nd intersection and between 52nd and 51st St E.

Work Next Week

  • 52nd intersection next week work
    • Complete grading
    • Place curb & gutter
    • Place sidewalk
  • Bus pad repair, mid-block of 58th and 56th St E
  • Between 54th and 51st
    • Sidewalk grading and pouring
    • Placing bus pad and driveway
    • Installing lighting conduit
    • Placing top soil  

September 16, 2019 Update

Meeting Announcement

The Department of Public Works will be holding informational meetings to address any questions that you may have about 34th Ave S project. The next meeting will be held on September 20, 2019 at Nokomis Library.

Nokomis Library 
5100 34th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55417
September 20, 2019, 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

See the full meeting announcement letter (September 16, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

September 13, 2019 Update

Work Completed in the Past Week

Road Construction

  • Max has been removing and preparing driveway between 54th and 52nd St E.
  • Ti-Zack has been installing curb between 54th and 52nd St E 
  • Premier has been installing lighting conduit between 54th and 52nd St E
  • Minnesota sod company, Max subcontractor has been placing sod between 58th and 54th St E

Utility Work

  • Center point: Completed lowering gas pipe between 54th and 51st St E

Anticipated Work for Next Week

Weekend Work (September 14, 2019)

  • Max will work on grading for bus pad, driveway.
  • Ti-Zack will work on preparing and forming for bus pad and driveways.

Road Closure

  • 52nd St E intersection is tentatively scheduled to be closed for 10 days starting Monday September 16, 2019. This closure is necessary in order to complete some of major construction activities at the intersection, such as remove concrete pavement and Sidewalk, install catch basins, subgrade preparation, install curb.  Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances. 
  • 52nd intersection next week work
    • Remove pavement, curb & gutter and sidewalk
    • Remove abandoned gas pipe  
    • Storm and sanitary work 
    • Subgrade correction
    • Place Curb & Gutter
  • Between 54th and 51st
    • Place Driveway 
    • Install lighting conduit
    • Finish water manhole reconstruction and Subgrade correction at Wenonah intersection 
    • Prepare for sidewalk

September 6, 2019 Update

Work Completed in the Past Week

Road Construction

  • Max: Completed removing pavement, curb & gutter and sidewalk at 54th intersection; and has been working on Subgrade correction between 54th and 53rd St E and Installing top soil for Phase I (58th St to 54th St E)
  • Kusske (Max subcontractor): Completed sanitary reconstruction at 54th intersection; and has been working on water manholes reconstruction between 54th and 52st St E

Utility Work

  • Center point: Michaels (CenterPoint contractor) completed removing abandoned gas pipe at 54th intersection

Anticipated Work for Next Week

Weekend Work (Tomorrow, September 7, 2019)

  • Max will work on grading for curb and driveway.
  • Ti-Zack Max subcontractor will work on setting grade for curb & Gutter 

Utility work

CenterPoint will lower gas pipe at Wenonah intersection.

Road work

  • Subgrade correction at Wenonah intersection
  • 54th intersection and between 54th and 52nd St E
  • Curb and gutter placement
  • Driveway placement 
  • Bus pad placement

August 30, 2019 Update

Work Completed in the Past Week

Road Construction

  • Max has been working on subgrade correction between 52nd and 51st St E
  • Max has been working on installing top soil for Phase I (58th St to 54th St E)
  • Kusske Max subcontractor has been working on Catch basin installation and sanitary manhole reconstruction between 54th and 51st St E.

Utility Work

  • Xcel: Has been working on lowering the pipe at 53rd intersection.

Anticipated Work for Next Week

Road closure

  • 54th St E intersection is tentatively scheduled to be closed for 10 days starting Tuesday Sept 3rd, 2019. This closure is necessary in order to complete some of major construction activities at the intersection, such as remove concrete pavement and Sidewalk, install catch basins, subgrade preparation, install curb.  Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

After hours work

On Wednesday Sept 4, 2019, Kusske Max subcontractor is planning to work up to 9:00 pm.

  • 54th intersection next week work
    • Remove pavement, curb & gutter and sidewalk
    • Subgrade correction
    • Storm and sanitary work 
  • Max will continue working on top soil placement for phase I
  • Driveway removal between 54th and 51st St E.

August 23, 2019 Update

Work Completed in the Past Week

Road Construction

  • Max has been working on subgrade correction between 52nd and 54th St E and 52nd and 51st St E
  • Kusske Max subcontractor completed fire hydrant relocation.
  • Kusske has been working on storm and sanitary structure improvement between 54th and 51st St E

Utility Work

  • CenterPoint Energy: Michaels, CenterPoint contractor has completed removing abandoned Gas pipe between 52nd and 51St E.

Anticipated Work for Next Week

Weekend Work

  • Tomorrow, August 24, Max Steiniger will continue working on subgrade correction.  between 52nd and 51st St E.

Road Closure

  • 34th Ave S from 52nd St E to 51st St E will be closed to all traffic on Wednesday Aug 28th, 2019. This closure will be only for one day and then will return to local traffic only. During this closure, all traffic will be detoured to designated detour route.  Please understand that this schedule is subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances
  • Max will continue working on soil correction between 54th and 51st St E
  • Max Steiniger sub-contractor Kusske construction will continue working on installing underground utility pipe between 54th and 52nd St E.
  • CenterPoint will lower gas pipe as needed.  

August 16, 2019 Update

Work Completed in the Past Week

Road Construction

  • Max has completed pavement removal between 54th and 51st St E. 

Utility Work

  • CenterPoint Energy: Michaels, CenterPoint contractor has completed removing abandoned Gas pipe between 54th and 52nd E. 
  • US internet: IRONWOOD, US internet contractor is laying conduit behind sidewalk

Anticipated Work for This Week

Road Construction

  • Max will continue working on soil correction between 52nd and 54th St E and 52nd and 51st St E

Utility Work

  • Michaels CenterPoint contractor will keep working on removing abandoned Gas pipe between 52nd and 51st St E
  • Max Steiniger sub-contractor Kusske construction will start working on installing underground utility pipe. 

August 9, 2019 Update

Work Completed in the Past Week

Road Construction

  • Max has been removing pavement between 52nd and 54th St E. 
  • Max has been working on soil correction between 52nd and 53rd St E.

Utility Work

  • US internet: IRONWOOD, US internet contractor is laying conduit behind sidewalk
  • CenterPoint Energy: Michaels, CenterPoint contractor is working on removing abandoned Gas pipe between 52nd and 53rd St E. 

Anticipated Work for This Week

Road Construction

  • Max will continue working on soil correction between 52nd and 54th St E
  • Max will start removing pavement between 51st and 52nd St E 

Utility Work

  • Michaels CenterPoint contractor will keep working on removing abandoned Gas pipe between 52nd and 54th St E
  • Monday/Tuesday City Water will work on water main repair 53rd intersection.
  • IRONWOOD, US internet will keep working on drilling and laying conduit behind sidewalk

August 2, 2019 Update

Road Construction

  • Phase I (58th St E to 54th St E) is open for traffic.
  • Phase II-a (54th St E to 51st St) is closed to thru traffic.
  • Safety Sign (Max Subcontractor) have completed Installing temporary traffic control and detour for phase II-a (54th and 51th St E).  
  • Safety Sign (Max Subcontractor) have been removing existing signs.
  • Installation of Erosion control and tree protection is completed
  • Max have been removing pavement starting 52nd St E going south 
  • Premier have been installing light foundation between 56th and 58th St E

Anticipated Work for Next Week 

  • Max will continue removing pavement between 52nd St E and 54th St E 
  • Max will work on soil correction between 52nd St E and 54th St E 

July 29, 2019 Update (Meeting Announcement)

Meeting Announcement

The Department of Public Works will be holding informational meetings to address any questions that you may have about 34th Ave S project. The next meeting will be held on August 2, 2019 at Nokomis Library.

Nokomis Library 
5100 34th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55417
August 2, 2019, 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

See the full meeting announcement letter (July 29, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

July 26, 2019 Update

Road Construction

  • The first three lifts of asphalt placement are completed between 58th and 54th St E
  • Asphalt patching behind driveway is completed between 58th and 54th St E
  • Max have been working on preparing sidewalk subgrade/base between 56thand 58th St E.
  • Ti-Zack (Max Subcontractor) have been working on placing sidewalk between 55thand 58th St E.
  • Safety Sign (Max Subcontractor) have completed temporary striping between 54th and 58th St E  
  • Safety Sign (Max Subcontractor) have been working on installing sign foundation between 54th and 58th St E  
  • Premier have been working on installation of lighting conduit and foundation for lighting unit

Anticipated Work for Next Week

  • Weekend Work: Tomorrow, July 27, 2019

    • Ti-Zack (Max Subcontractor) will continue working on placing sidewalks between 58th and 54th St E. 
    • Safety sign (Max Subcontractor) will work on installing signs between 58th and 54th St E.

Phase II Update

  • Monday July 29, 2019
    • Phase I will be open to traffic
    • Phase II-a (54th to 51st St E )will be closed to thru traffic
    • Phase II-a pavement removal will begin.

July 23, 2019 Update (Meeting Announcement)

Meeting Announcement

The Department of Public Works will be holding informational meetings to address any questions that you may have about 34th Ave S project. The meetings will be held on July 26, 2019 at Nokomis Library.

Nokomis Library 
5100 34th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55417
July 26, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

See the full meeting announcement letter (July 23, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

July 19, 2019 Update

Road Construction

  • Max completed subgrade correction between 54th and 56th St E
  • Valley Paving (Max subcontractor) have been paving the first three lifts of asphalt between 54th and 58th.
  • Valley have been working on patching behind driveway between 54th and 58th
  • Ti-Zack have been working on placing bus pad & driveway between 56th and 58th.
  • Premier have been working on installation of lighting conduit and foundation for lighting unit

Anticipated Work for Next Week

  • Between 56th and 58th
    • Remove and prepare east side Sidewalk and carriage walk.
    • Place concrete sidewalk & carriage walk
    • Continue working on installation of lighting conduit and foundation for lighting unit 
  • Between 54th and 56th
    • Placing sidewalk

Phase II Update

  • The first portion of Phase II will be from 54th to 51stSt E. Depending on the completion of this phase and private utility work, we might reconstruct 51st to 50th St E in 2019 construction.  
  • Phase II reconstruction (54th to 51st St E) is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 29. Please understand that this schedule is subject to change due to phase I substantial completion. 

See the full 34th Ave S Project Update (July 19, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

July 5, 2019 Update

Road Construction

  • Max have been working on grading between 56th and 58th St E.
  • Ti-Zack have been working on placing curb & gutter between 56th and 58th St E

Anticipated Work for Next Week 

  • Between 56th and 58th
    • Remove drive way and prepare the subgrade
    • Place new concrete Driveway
    • Continue roadway grading.
    • Continue placing concrete curb & cutter, sidewalk, carriage walk, bus pad.
    • Continue working on installation of lighting conduit and foundation for lighting unit 
  • Between 54th and 56th
    • subgrade correction

See the full 34th Ave S Project Update (July 5, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

June 28, 2019 Update

Road Construction

  • 58th intersection
    • Grading is completed
    • Curb & Gutter and bus pad is completed.
    • Is open for traffic.
  • Kusske construction have completed Sanitary and Storm main line work between 56th St E and 58th St E. 
  • Max have been working on grading between 56th and 58th.
  • Premier have been working on lighting conduit and foundation for lighting unit between 56th and 58th.

Anticipated Work for Tomorrow and Next Week

  • Weekend work:
    • Tomorrow, June 29, Max Steiniger will continue working on grading between 56th and 58th 
  • Between 56th and 58th
    • Continue grading
    • Place concrete curb & cutter, sidewalk, carriage walk, bus pad.
    • Remove drive way
    • Preparing subgrade for Driveway
    • Continue working on installation of lighting conduit and foundation for lighting unit
  • No work on July 4th and July 5th

See the full 34th Ave S Project Update (June 28, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

June 14, 2019 Update

Road Construction

  • Kusske construction have completed private sanitary connection between 56th St E and 58th St E.
  • Ti-Zack have been placing concrete Driveway apron, Sidewalk, Bus pad, Carriage walk and Curb and gutter
  • Premier Electrical have been working on installing foundation for lighting unit and conduit behind curb 54th to 58th

Anticipated Work for Tomorrow and Next Week

Road Closure

  • 58th St E intersection will be closed on Monday. This closure is necessary in order to complete some of major construction activities at the intersection, such as remove concrete pavement and sidewalk, install Storm and Sanitary main line, install catch basins, subgrade preparation, install curb and gutter as well as pas pad. Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Placing the first three lifts of asphalt between 54th and 56th (including 56th intersection) is tentatively scheduled for Thursday June 20.
  • Complete sanitary and storm main line and work on catch basin at 58th intersection.
  • Continue working on installation of lighting conduit and foundation for lighting unit
  • Continue working on placing Driveway, Sidewalk, Bus pad, Carriage walk and Curb and gutter

See the full 34th Ave S Project Update (June 14, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

June 7, 2019 Update

Road Construction

  • Grading between 55th and 56th St E is completed
  • Kusske construction have been working on storm and sanitary main and as well as private connection between 56th St E and 58th St E.
  • Premier Electrical have been working on installing foundation for lighting unit and conduit behind curb.
  • Potholing at 53rd & 54th St E intersection is completed  
  • Max Steiniger have been working on grading driveways between 54th and 56th St E

Anticipated Work for Tomorrow and Next Week

Weekend Work

  • Ti-Zack, Max Steiniger sub-contractor is planning to pour curb and gutter and also bus pad tomorrow
  • Kusske construction, Max Steiniger sub-contractor will keep working on sanitary main and private connection tomorrow

Road Closure

  • 58th St E intersection is tentatively scheduled to be closed for 10 days starting Thursday June 13, 2019. This closure is necessary in order to complete some of major construction activities at the intersection, such as remove concrete pavement and Sidewalk, install catch basins, subgrade preparation, install curb.  Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Drive way placement, between 54th St E and 56th St E,
  • Complete storm work between 56th and 58th St E
  • Finish sanitary sewer main and service work between 56th and 58th St E. 
  • Concrete curb & gutter placement between 54th and 56th St E
  • Sidewalk grading and placement between 54th and 56th St E
  • Remove driveway between 56th St E to 58th St E
  • Continue working on installation of lighting conduit and foundation for lighting unit.
  • Remove pavement, curb & gutter and sidewalk at 58th intersection

CenterPoint

  • CenterPoint Energy's utility contractor Michaels have finished removing abandoned gas pipe for phase I (54th St E to 58TH St E)

See the full 34th Ave S Project Update (June 7, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

May 31, 2019 Update

Road Construction

  • Grading between 55th and 56th St E will be completed today
  • Premier Electrical, Max Steiniger sub-contractor have been working on installing lighting conduit behind curb.
  • Kusske construction have been working on storm sewer main between 56th St E and 58th St E. 
  • City water division completed relocating fire hydrant at NW corner of 34th & 58th intersection (backfilling will be completed today as well). 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Drive way grading and placement, between 54th St E and 56th St E, is tentatively scheduled to start on June 4th
  • Potholing at 53rd & 54th St E intersection for Xcel ducts & pipes is tentatively scheduled on Tuesday June 4th, (A segment of the road will be closed for a few hours, but no measure traffic impact is anticipated for this activity). 
  • Complete storm work between 56th and 58th St E
  • Work on sanitary sewer main and service work between 56th and 58th St E. 
  • Resume concrete curb & gutter placement between 54th and 56th St E
  • Sidewalk grading and placement between 54th and 56th St E
  • Remove driveway between 56th St E to 58th St E
  • Lighting conduit installation.

Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

CenterPoint

  • CenterPoint Energy's utility contractor Michaels have finished removing abandoned gas pipe for phase I (54th St E to 58TH St E)

See the full 34th Ave S Project Update (May 31, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

Open House Notification

The Department of Public Works will be holding a series of public informational meetings to address any questions that you may have about 34th Ave S project. The meetings will be held every other Friday, starting May 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. The first two meetings will be held at the following location and dates:

SASSY SPOON
5009 34th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55417
May 31, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

SASSY SPOON
5009 34th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55417
June 14, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

See the informational meeting invitation from project engineer Menbere Wodajo for more details.

May 24, 2019 Update

  • Max Steiniger sub-contractor Ti-Zack pour concrete curb & gutter between
    • 54th St E and 55th St E on both side
    • 55th St E and 56th St E east side
  • 56th intersection
    • Grading completed.
    • Curb poured except SE corner
    • Open for Traffic
  • Between 56th St E and 58th St E, Kusske construction have been continuing work on sanitary sewer main and service work between. 

Anticipated Work next week

  • Complete roadway grading between 55th and 56th St E
  • Continue concrete curb & gutter placement between 55th and 56th St E
  • Begin drive way grading between 54th St E and 56th St E
  • Continue sanitary sewer main and service work between 56th St E and 58th St E. 
  • Remove driveway between 56th St E to 58th St E
  • Begin roadway grading between 56th St E to 58th St E
  • Relocate Fire hydrant at NW corner of 34th & 58th intersection.
  • Potholing at 54th & 53rd St E intersection for Xcel ducts & pipes. (A segment of the road will be closed for a few hours, but no measure traffic impact is anticipated for this activity). 
  • Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

CenterPoint

  • CenterPoint Energy's utility contractor Michaels have finished removing abandoned gas pipe for phase I (54th St E to 58TH St E)

See the full 34th Ave S Project Update (May 24, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

May 17, 2019 Update

  • Max Steiniger sub-contractor Kusske construction have been continuing work on sanitary sewer main and service work between 56th St E and 58th St E. 
  • Max Steiniger have been continuing working on subgrade preparation between 54th St E and 56th St E

56th intersection 

  • Kusske construction has completed sewer except SE corner.
  • Max Steiniger will finish Grading today

Local Traffic Access

  • 56th St E intersection have been closed to thru traffic. But during working days when sewer crews work on sanitary sewer main and service work between 56th and 58th St E, access will be available from 58th on 34th Ave up to the equipment spread and one lane access will be available at SE corner of 56th St intersection.

Anticipated Work for tomorrow and next week

  • Concrete Curb & Gutter placement at 56th intersection is scheduled for tomorrow Saturday, May 18 (Max Steiniger sub-contractor Ti-Zack).
  • Continuing Sanitary sewer main and service work between 56th St E and 58th St E. 
  • Concrete Curb & Gutter placement between 54th St E and 56th St E 
  • Removing driveway between 58th St E to 56th St E

See the full 34th Ave S Project Update (May 17, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

May 10, 2019 Update

  • 56th St E Intersection will be closed for 10 days from Monday May 13 to Wednesday May 22nd. This closure is necessary in order to complete some of major construction activities at the intersection, such as remove concrete pavement and Sidewalk, install catch basins, subgrade preparation, install curb.  Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Max Steiniger sub-contractor Kusske construction completed 56th Intersection Sanitary work and will keep working between 56th St E and 58th St E.
  • Max Steiniger have been continuing working on
    • Subgrade preparation between 54th St E and 55th St E
    • Removing driveway between 58th St E to 56th St E

See the full 34th Ave S Project Update (May 10, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

May 9, 2019 Update

  • 56th St E Intersection Closure 
    • 56th St E will be closed to traffic for 10 days from Monday May 13 to Wednesday May 22nd.

See the full 34th Ave S Project Update (May 9, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

May 6, 2019 Update

  • 56th St E Intersection
    • Will be closed on Monday May 6, 2019 for sanitary main line installation.
    • Will be open on Tuesday. Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Next week Max Steiniger will begin working on grading the road between 54th St E and 56th St E.

See the full 34th Ave S Project Update (May 6, 2019) from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

April 18, 2019 Update

  • Max Stinger (the Contractor for 34th Ave S) has begun to construct 34th Ave S Phase I (58th St E to 54th St E) on Monday April 15th. 
  • Traffic control and detours are in place for phase I.
  • 34th Ave from 58th St E to 54th St E will be open only to local traffic but closed to thru traffic.
  • Underground utility work will follow removal of pavement, Curb and Gutter. 
  • Center Point & Century link will work in conjunction with Contractor to mitigate any conflict with proposed city infrastructure in the corridor.
  • In addition, Center Point will install new proposed pipe outside Phase I (they will reach out the community) .    
  • Once the removal and underground utility work is complete, the new asphalt pavement can be placed. If the approach to your driveway is in the project construction limits, we will notify you in advance of placing your new driveway approach 
  • Typical working hours: 7am to 6pm Monday thru Friday.
  • Phase I is estimated to be substantially completed with new pavement by first week of July. Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

See the full 34th Ave S project update from project engineer Menbere Wodajo.

March 8, 2019 Update

We plan tentatively to start construction on April 15, 2019.

June 4, 2018 Update

May 1, 2018 Update

March 13, 2018 Update

Project is now planned for 2019. A Public Hearing is tentatively set for June 5, 2018.

March 24, 2017 Update

The staff-recommended Project Layout (Part 1 and Part 2) was approved at the March 24th, 2017 City Council Transportation and Public Works Committee Meeting.

March 2, 2017 Update

The project's Preliminary Layout (Part 1 and Part 2) is now available.

Project Contacts

Menbere Wodajo, Construction Manager; [email protected] or 612-673-3716

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Last updated Nov 15, 2019

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