Portions of Third Avenue in downtown Minneapolis closed this weekend starting Friday, June 10
Starting tomorrow, sections of Third Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis will close for construction. These sections are expected to reopen to traffic in time for Monday morning rush hour. All cross streets will remain open during the work. Drivers should follow the marked detours (see “detour routes map”).
Beginning at 7 a.m., Friday, June 10, crews will begin removing the median on Third Avenue South between 10th Street and 11th Street. During this time, northbound traffic will be detoured. One southbound lane will remain open Friday during this work.
From 7 a.m., Saturday, June 11, to 7 a.m., Sunday, June 12, all southbound lanes of Third Avenue between Fourth Street and 11th Street will be detoured so crews can work on underground water service connections. The northbound lanes of Third Avenue between Third Street South and Washington Avenue will be detoured for this work, and the northbound lanes between 10th Street and 11th Street will be detoured as the median removal continues.
Continuing Sunday, June 12, through 7 a.m., Monday, June 13, the northbound lanes between 10th Street and 11th Street will be detoured for the median removal work.
Starting at 7 a.m., Monday, June 13, crews will begin restoring the pavement where the median was removed. Third Avenue South between 10th Street and 11th Street will have one lane of traffic in each direction. This work is scheduled to be completed by 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 15.
Highlights of the Third Avenue redesign
The median removal work is part of a redesign of Third Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis. The completed project will:
- Install a protected bicycle lane, creating a north-south bicycle connection through Downtown.
- Modify the existing vehicle traffic lanes and turn lanes.
- Provide new greenery and an improved streetscape.
The City is coordinating with numerous development and street construction projects in the downtown area to minimize traffic backups as much as possible. Crews will continue to move north on Third Avenue removing the medians and paving throughout the 2016 construction season. Drivers should follow signed detours and expect changing detours as the project moves north on Third Avenue.
For additional information, visit the project website.
Published Jun 9, 2016