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350 South 5th Street
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Minneapolis, MN  55415-1390

Southwest High School Safe Routes Improvements

Project Type

Safe Routes to School:  Pedestrian crossing improvements

Project Limits

47th Street West and Xerxes Avenue South
47th Street West and Beard Avenue South

Project Planning and Development


Anticipated Construction Start Date

July 2018

Contact Information

Becca Hughes, 612.673.3594, [email protected]

Project Details

The scope of the project predominantly includes the intersection located at 47th Street West and Xerxes Avenue South. This intersection was evaluated in 2014 as part of Metropolitan Council’s regional solicitation process and an application was submitted for federal funding, but funding was not awarded. Public Works has built upon the preliminary design developed in 2014, and expanded it to include additional elements. 

These elements include:

Minor enhancements are also proposed at the intersection located at 47th Street West and Beard Avenue South.  These elements include:

The proposed project is scheduled to occur over the course of the 2018 construction season. Public Works is currently in the preliminary stages of planning and design for the project, which will be accompanied by community outreach activities that will help inform and guide design concepts.

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Project Fact Sheet
Preliminary Layout

Last updated Dec 22, 2017



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