2nd St. resurfacing and corridor improvements

The city is repairing the pavement and improving safety on 2nd Street S., from 2nd Avenue S. to 13th Avenue S

Key information


Installation in 2023


2nd Street S. from 2nd Avenue S. to 13th Avenue S. in downtown Minneapolis

Downtown East Downtown West

Project overview

A street maintenance project to repair the road on 2nd Street S is underway now and is anticipated to conclude by the end of 2023. This work will take place from 2nd Avenue S. to 13th Avenue S. This purpose of this maintenance is to extend the life of the street.

As part of this work, we're considering changes to improve safety for all people, with a focus on:

• Encouraging safer travel speeds
• Improving safety for people walking
• Upgrading the street corners to include accessible curb ramps
• Creating an all ages and abilities bicycle route

Resurfacing work

We'll replace the top layer of pavement as part of an ongoing maintenance program. This will extend the life of the street between larger reconstructions projects. The new pavement should last at least 10 years.

Safety work

We'll also look at changes to the existing street configuration to improve safety.

This includes:
• Installing an accessible curb ramp at corners where there is a need
• Narrowing the street to better manage vehicle speeds by creating a two-way bikeway on one side of the street
• Making it safer to walk across the street with concrete medians at priority locations

Project goals

• Make it safer to walk along and across the corridor
• Create an all ages and abilities bicycle facility
• Keep traffic moving at an acceptable level
• Allow access for residents and visitors


View the project factsheet

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Traffic impacts

Construction is underway and is anticipated to conclude by the end of 2023. During the first phase of work, there will be some parking restrictions but no long-term road closures. We will maintain access for residents and visitors.  


Community engagement

Upcoming meetings

We will hold at least three public meetings to provide updates on the project. You can also sign up for email updates below.

  • August 16, 6 – 7 p.m. The Depot, 225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
  • September 20, 6 – 7 p.m. The Depot, 225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
  • October 18, 6 – 7 p.m. The Depot, 225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis Cancelled

There will be a survey in late October, which will be your opportunity to provide input on the project and process. A link to the survey will be posted here, stay tuned. 



We welcome community feedback and input. To-date we have done two rounds of community engagement to:

  • Identify priorities.
  • Review potential improvement options
  • Develop a design concept for the project


See the community engagement report

  • This report is a summary of the completed community engagement activities.


Past community meetings

  • On March 21st, 2023, an open house held to present the recommended design for the project.
  • On April 12th, 2023 an information meeting was held to present the overview of the project and the special assessment process.


Contact us with your questions and comments at any time

Project timeline

Phase one

January 2022 – January 2023

Community engagement phase 1 and concept design (Spring 2022)

Community engagement phase 2 and concept design (Fall 2022/winter 2023)

Phase two

February – March 2023

Detailed engineering

Phase three

Summer 2023

Phase 3 timeline

  • Pedestrian ramp work: July 24 – August 21, 2023
  • Select curb and gutter work: July 24 – August 21, 2023 (tentative)
  • Pavement repairs: August 21 – September 25 (tentative)
  • Concrete safety improvement work: September 25 – November 6 (tentative)

Project phase

This project is complete.



In Progress


Project update - November 1, 2023

We send out regular email updates for this project.

Contact us

Hazel Wolf

Supervisor Engineering Technician
Public Works



Dan Edgerton

Senior Project Planner (contractor)
Public Works