2013 street construction projects are underway

The City of Minneapolis is increasing the investment it makes in streets in 2013. More than 54 miles of roadway will be reconstructed, repaved or seal coated this construction season: an investment of $33.5 million. That surpasses last year’s investment in streets by more than 42 percent. The City’s overall 2013 transportation investment totals $52 million and in addition to street paving includes traffic improvements, bridge work, and pedestrian and bicycle projects.

There are five street reconstruction projects in 2013, which will provide 2.75 miles of new roadway. This includes the building of a new section of Van White Memorial Boulevard, which will connect the City’s North Side with the South side. In addition, 29 miles of streets and parkways will be resurfaced and another 23 miles will be seal coated.

2013 street projects

Many of these projects will require road closures, lane restrictions and detours. The best way drivers can find out about these traffic changes is by subscribing to the City’s traffic alerts online at www.minneapolismn.gov/publicworks/traffic. The City will also notify the local media about any major traffic impacts so they can share them with the public.

For more information about Minneapolis’ 2013 construction projects, visit www.minneapolismn.gov/cip/2013.

Published May. 29, 2013