Public open house will discuss options for the reconstruction of Hennepin-Lyndale Downtown

Planners want to hear from the public on preliminary designs for one of the most active parts of town. The City of Minneapolis has secured federal funding for the reconstruction of the convergence of Hennepin Avenue and Lyndale Avenue, just west of Loring Park. A public open house is being held to get feedback on some options for this busy corridor.

The open house will take place at the Walker Art Center on Monday, Aug. 4. Project planners want people who use this corridor to weigh in on design concepts that were drafted as a result of public feedback. After this open house, the roadway layout for Hennepin-Lyndale will be finalized.

Public Open House
6:30 – 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4, 2014
Walker Art Center, Skyline Room
1750 Hennepin Ave.

The federal funding secured for this multi-modal project will be used for roadway improvements on sections of Hennepin Avenue and Lyndale Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Dunwoody Boulevard. In an average day, those stretches of roadway handle more than 50,000 vehicles, approximately 9,000 transit users and more than 2,000 bicyclists and pedestrians. Plans call for reconstructing the roadway, creating better lane designations, improving bicycle and pedestrian crossings and making other enhancements. Construction could begin as early as 2015.

To learn more about this project and to sign up for updates, go to www.hennepinlyndaleproject.com.

Published Jul 25, 2014