2nd St. resurfacing and corridor improvements

The city will repair the pavement and improve safety on 2nd Street S., from 2nd Avenue S. to 13th Avenue S. in the summer of 2023.

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

We're planning a street maintenance project to repair the pavement on 2nd Street S., from 2nd Avenue S. to 13th Avenue S. We'll begin construction in Summer of 2023. This maintenance intends 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 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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Upcoming meetings

2nd Street South Resurfacing Project, Informational Meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to present an overview of the project and outline the special assessment process. We'll cover how assessments are calculated, when they start collection, and the payment options available. Representatives from Public Works will be available to answer questions.
  • Date/time: Wednesday, April 12th, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. 225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55401

Traffic impacts

Construction is planned to begin in summer 2023. We will maintain access for residents and visitors.  

Community engagement

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.

Please send us your questions and comments at any time.

Contact us

Open house - March 21, 2023

On March 21, an open house was held to present the recommended design for the project.


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/winder 2023)

Phase two

February – March 2023

February – March 2023

Detailed engineering

Phase three

Summer 2023

Build the project (tentative)

Project phase

This project is in the input phase.



In Progress


Contact us

Dan Edgerton

Senior Project Planner (contractor)
Public Works



Alebel Mehari

Project Engineer
Public Works