31st St E, Blaisdell Ave to Bloomington Ave

The City will rebuild about one mile of 31st Street East (MSA Route 366) between Blaisdell Ave. and Bloomington Ave. South.

Key information




31st Street East (MSA Route 366) between Blaisdell Avenue and Bloomington Avenue S, south Minneapolis.

Central Lyndale Powderhorn Park

Project overview

The project will fix about 1.3 miles of 31st Street East (MSA Route 366) between Blaisdell Ave. and Bloomington Ave. South.
Right now, street conditions vary depending on location. From Blaisdell Ave to Stevens Ave S, there are three lanes for cars and some extra space on the sides of the road. Then, between Stevens Ave S and Park Ave, there are four lanes for cars, with parking during certain times of the day. Down the road, between Park Ave and Bloomington Ave, there are two lanes for cars and two parking lanes. There are also sidewalks on both sides of the street all along the way. The area around the road is mostly houses, except for a part near I-35W where there are stores and other buildings.
The project is a full reconstruction project involving the entire right-of-way and will include:
  • new sidewalks
  • ADA pedestrian ramps
  • bicycle accommodations
  • new pavement, curb and gutter
  • utility improvements
The project will also include signal improvements, new signage, and new pavement markings, as needed.

Project purpose

This project is intended to improve the right-of-way for all users and modes of travel. The road was built between 1962 and 1977. It is beyond its expected useful life. Even though there have been some small temporary fixes to the pavement in the past, the road is still not in good condition according to the City's rating system. This project will help fix the road and make it better by adding things like:

  • ADA compliant curb ramps
  • green areas with trees
  • address sidewalk obstructions
  • add bump outs
  • and implement bicycle facilities

Right now, about 240 people walk, 190 people bike, and between 7,100 and 11,300 people drive on this road every day. The city wants to make this road safer and reduce the number of crashes that cause severe injuries and deaths, as part of their Vision Zero plan.

Project phase

This project is in the input phase. 



In Progress


Contact us

Katie White

Senior Transportation Planner
Public Works