1st Ave. S. reconstruction, Lake St. to Grant St.

The City will fully reconstruct the street on 1st. Ave. S. from Lake St. to Grant St.

Key information




1st. Ave. S. from Lake St. to Grant St.

Loring Park Steven's Square-Loring Heights Whittier

Project goals

  • Improve safety and mobility for all people and modes of travel.
  • Install an All Ages and Abilities bikeway facility.
  • Find opportunities for green storm water improvements, plantings, and trees.
  • Accommodate property access for people.
  • Incorporate existing City policies.

Project overview

We plan to reconstruct 1.5 miles of 1st Ave. S. between Grant St. 

Upgrades will include:

  • new sidewalks
  • ADA pedestrian ramps
  • bicycle accommodations
  • new pavement
  • curb and gutter replacement
  • utility improvements

The project will also include as needed:

  • signal improvements
  • new signage
  • new pavement markings

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Project resources


Public meeting #3 - Open house

We held an open house at the Loring Park Community Arts Center on September 19, 2022.

Public meeting #2 - Open house

We held an open house at Whittier Community School on May 25, 2022.

Public meeting #1 - Virtual open house

We held a virtual public meeting, presentation, and question & answer session on Tuesday, March 8.

Project video

1st Avenue reconstruction

Project map for 1st Avenue South reconstruction, Lake St. to Grant St.

1st Avenue Reconstruction Project Map

Project phase

This project is in design.



In Progress


shady bike lane

Contact us

Katie White

Senior Transportation Planner
Public Works



First Ave South Project Team