34th Avenue South Street Reconstruction

The City of Minneapolis proposes to reconstruct 34th Avenue South between East Minnehaha Parkway and 58th Street East. The proposed 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 50th St to 58th St will be completed in 2019; 50th 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 Picure 1

As shown in the photos above, this segment of 34th Ave S has pavement, sidewalks, and streetscape elements in need of repair.

 34th Ave S Construction Photo 1 4-18-19

Construction on 34th Ave S began in April of 2019.

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

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 May 24, 2019

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