One block of Third Avenue in downtown Minneapolis closed this weekend
Starting Friday, 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”).
From 7 a.m. Friday, June 24 to 6 a.m. Monday, June 27 crews will be removing the median on Third Avenue South between Sixth Street and Seventh Streets. During this time, one lane of northbound traffic will be open and all southbound traffic will be detoured at 6th street.
Starting at 7 a.m., Monday, June 27, crews will begin restoring the pavement where the median was removed. Third Avenue South between Sixth Street and Seventh Street will have one lane of traffic in each direction. This work is scheduled to be completed by 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 28.
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.
The Third Avenue project is part of “The Minneapolis Big Build,” a $2 billion collection of major projects that are transforming Minneapolis, adding new facilities, new green space, and new public amenities that will enhance Minneapolis for everyone who lives, works, visits, and plays here. To learn more, visit www.MplsBuild.com.
Published Jun 23, 2016