Grand Ave S Reconstruction (Lake Street - 48th Street West)

In 2021, the Minneapolis Public Work Department plans to reconstruct 2.24 miles of Grand Ave S between Lake St and 48th St W. Reconstruction projects include complete replacement of the street infrastructure including pavement, curb and gutter. Sidewalk and boulevard condition are evaluated and are often included in the street reconstruction as well. Street reconstruction often provides an opportunity for safety enhancements, greening and other amenities.

Grand Ave S Reconstruction Webmap

Frequently Asked Questions

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Grand Ave S Reconstruction Project - Frequently Asked Questions

Project status

Project Status: Engagement
           2019                          2019 - 2020                      2021 (start)   


2018 and previous

Public Works collected corridor data and competed an existing conditions study

Late Summer & Fall 2019

Project engagement and preliminary design

Winter 2019/2020

Public Works to provide a staff recommendation to City Council for layout approval

Spring - Fall 2020

Final engineering/design


Project construction expected to begin 


Survey results

See the results of the Phase 1 Survey 

Project updates

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Open house schedule

January 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Presentation at 3:30 p.m.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Recreation Center
4055 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Thursday, January 30, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Painter Park Recreation Center
620 W 34th St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Concept Layout - North (Lake St to 39th St)
Concept Layout - South (39th St to 48th St)

November 2019

The City of Minneapolis held two public open houses to share updates, answer questions and collect feedback on concepts for the reconstruction of Grand Avenue S between Lake Street and 48th St W.

Evening Open House
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Painter Park Recreation Center
620 W 34th St. Minneapolis, MN 55408

Afternoon Open House
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Presentation at 3:00 p.m.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Recreation Center
4055 Nicollet Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55409

Open House Presentation

Open House Poster Boards

Open House Summary          

Project Goals

The goals of this reconstruction project include:

Meeting dates

Introductory (Phase I engagement)

Southwest Business Association - July 10th, 2019

Southwest Business Association & Lake Street Council - August 14th, 2019

Lyndale School back-to-school open house - August 29th, 2019

Kingfield Neighborhood - Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 - MLK Park Rec Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave - Meeting starts at 7:00pm; Grand Ave item approximately at 8:00pm

Tangletown Neighborhood - Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 7:00pm - Fuller Park Rec Center, 4802 Grand Ave S

Lyndale Neighborhood - Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 6:30pm - Painter Park Rec Center, 620 West 34th Street

Kingfield Farmer's Market - Sunday, October 20th, 2019. 8:30am - 1:00pm - 4310 Nicollet Ave. S Minneapolis 


Preliminary Concept Design (Phase II engagement)

Project Open House - Preliminary Concepts - Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm (brief presentation at 6:30pm)

Painter Park Recreation Center - 620 W 34th St. Minneapolis, MN 55408


Project Open House - Preliminary Concepts - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm (brief presentation at 3:00pm)

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Recreation Center - 4055 Nicollet Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55409


Final Concept Design (Phase III engagement)

Additional dates to come, expected January 2020


Existing Conditions

Grand Ave S Existing Conditions Photo

This segment of Grand Ave S is a collector street serving the Lyndale, Kingfield, and Tangletown neighborhoods. The adjacent land use is primarily residential in character, with a mix of single family homes and multifamily apartment buildings. There are several commercial nodes along the corridor, including at the intersections of Lake St, 36th St W, 38th St W, 46th St W, and 48th St W. Additionally, there are two schools located along the corridor at 34th St W and 38th St W and a park located at 48th St W and Grand Ave S. Washburn High and Justice Page Middle School are located one block southeast of the project.

 See the Grand Ave existing conditions study for more information.

Estimated Number of Daily Users

Bus boardings522
Motor vehicles1,150 - 2,100

Reported Crashes

Reported crashes by travel mode on Grand Ave S (Lake St - 48th St W, 2011-2015)

 Reported crashes% of total crashes
Motor vehicle35092%
Total crashes381 

Project funding

This project is being funded from a variety of sources including Municipal State Aid, Net Debt Bonds, and Special Assessments. For general information on the City's assessment process, visit this link.  


Dan Edgerton, Project Planner; 612-207-5722 or [email protected]

Beverly Warmka, Project Engineer; 612-673-3762 or [email protected]   


Last updated Mar 12, 2020



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