Public meeting showcases Downtown paving projects

The City of Minneapolis will be resurfacing several Downtown streets this summer, making our roadways more drivable for everyone who visits the heart of our city. Streets will get a mill and overlay treatment, a process that involves removing the top layer of asphalt and replacing it with a new, smooth surface. This work should extend the lives of these streets by a decade.

Public Works will host a public information meeting on these resurfacing projects Downtown: 

Downtown street resurfacing public information meeting
Wednesday, June 22
2 – 4 p.m., with presentation at 2:30 p.m.
City of Lakes building, room 101
309 2nd Ave. S

Among the streets being resurfaced are ones that served as detour routes following the collapse of the Interstate 35W Bridge over the Mississippi River. Federal funding will help the City restore these streets, which sustained extra wear and tear for 13 months while a replacement bridge was built. Additional resurfacing is part of a High-Volume Corridor Reconditioning project, which targets streets identified as among the busiest Downtown.

When you factor in the streets we’ve paved these past few seasons and the ones Hennepin County are taking care of, well over half of the streets in the downtown core will have driving surfaces that are three years old or less by the end of the season.

Published Jun 17, 2011