Public meeting to discuss early plans for downtown Hennepin Avenue reconstruction in 2020
Preliminary planning taking place for the reconstruction of Hennepin Avenue from Washington Avenue to 12th Street
The City of Minneapolis is beginning to plan the reconstruction of Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis in 2020. On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the scope of the project and the early planning work will be discussed at a public meeting.
Hennepin Avenue reconstruction
4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17
(Repeat presentation at 5 p.m.)
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall
Doty Board Room (Second Floor)
Hennepin Avenue between Washington Avenue and 12th Street is slated for a reconstruction in 2020. The reconstruction provides an opportunity to move existing curb lines and design the street for current and future needs. On average, people make 48,000 trips on the street every day, including 8,100 transit trips, 7,600 pedestrian trips and 1,300 bicycle trips. The project seeks to provide:
- Sidewalk area to support pedestrian traffic and space for plantings and furnishings.
- Space for enhanced transit stops.
- A protected bikeway separated from motor vehicle traffic.
- A roadway design that can maintain an acceptable level of transit and motor vehicle traffic.
More information is at www.minneapolismn.gov/cip/future.
Published Feb 12, 2016