2nd St and 3rd Ave NE pedestrian improvements

The City will improve the 2nd St. & 3rd Ave. NE intersection to make it safer for pedestrians.

Key information




Intersection of 2nd St. and 3rd Ave. NE.

St. Anthony West

Project overview

In 2021, the City made permanent safety improvements to the intersection of 2nd St. NE. and 3rd Ave. NE.

New medians

We added medians on 2nd St. In 2017, we tested the new medians by adding temporary bollards and yellow striping to 2nd St.

These medians help improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists by:

  • Narrowing vehicle travel lane widths
  • Reduce vehicle travel speeds
  • Preventing vehicles from illegally passing buses while passengers board and off-board (alight)
  • Preventing vehicles from illegally passing turning vehicles
  • Providing a visual cue that care should be taken on approach and within the intersection
  • Providing a pedestrian refuge area within the crosswalk

Project goals

Our goal was to improve safety at the intersection.

  • Reduce vehicular travel speeds
  • Increase safety for all users
  • Build ADA compliant curb ramps
  • Implement green infrastructure

View the 2nd St. & 3rd Ave. NE. project design layout

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Traffic impacts

The intersection of 2nd St. NE. and 3rd Ave. NE. was closed to traffic during construction and detoured to nearby streets. The bus was also detoured. 

Project timeline

Summer - fall 2020

Get input

Staff collected data and asked for community input.

Fall - winter 2020


Staff provided a design recommendation.

August 2021

In progress

Project construction.

October 2021

Final work

Imaging and painting by contractors.

Project phase

This project is complete. We began work the week of August 9 and completed it on October 15, 2021.



In Progress


Contact us

Kristian Zimmerman

Transportation Planner
Public Works