18th Ave S and Little Earth demonstration project and transportation study

A street demonstration project and transportation study in partnership with Little Earth Residents Association.

Key information




18th Avenue South between 24th and 26th Streets and Ogema Place and Stately Street

East Phillips

Project overview

In 2020, the City of Minneapolis and Ward 9 Council office wanted to make local streets safer. We talked to the communities of Little Earth and East Phillips neighborhood. People from those communities helped show us ways to make their streets safer.

This was a reaction to worries about safety problems that came up during the summer of 2020.

The City of Minneapolis and Little Earth Residents Association (LERA) worked on long-term changes to the streets. Together, they created a Transportation Study and an Engagement Plan. These changes will make local streets safer for residents and visitors.

Preferred concepts

Preferred concepts

In the winter of 2021-2022, Public Works created a set of preferred concepts.

View the recorded presentation on study background and proposed designs. 

The preferred concepts and cross sections:



Past meetings

Past meetings

Community meeting #2 - in-person event

Project team held an in-person community meeting on Saturday, February 26, 2022, to gather feedback on proposed draft design concepts.

Community meeting #1 – in-person open house

We held an in-person community meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, to discuss community priorities.

Important dates

  • 2020: Ward 9 Council Office and Minneapolis Public Works engage with community and initiate street changes for traffic calming
  • May 2021: Project initiation
  • June 2021: Awarded NACTO grant for demonstration project
  • July – August 2021: Demonstration project plan development & round 1 of community engagement
  • Late August – early September 2021: Demonstration project implementation
  • Sep – Nov 2021: Round 2 of Project engagement and demonstration project evaluation
  • Dec 2021 – Winter/Spring 2022: Develop transportation study and 10% design concept, including Round 3 of engagement
  • 2022 and beyond: Secure funding and implement permanent changes to project area

  • 2028: PV181 – The proposed project will reconfigure approximately 0.24 miles of 18th Ave S between E 24th and E 26th Streets and 0.36 miles of Ogema Place and E.M. Stately Street between Cedar Avenue.

Project phase

This project is complete.



In Progress


Pedestrian ramp with mural.

Contact us

Jasna Hadzic-Stanek

Transportation Planner
Public Works