35th & 36th Street, Blaisdell Avenue to Chicago Avenue

The City will be reconstruct about 1.6 miles of 35th Street and 36th Street. This work will happen between Blaisdell Ave and Chicago Ave S.

Key information




35th Street and 36th Street between Blaisdell Avenue and Chicago Ave S in South Minneapolis.

Central Kingfield Lyndale

Project overview

The project will rebuild about 1.6 miles of 35th Street and 36th Street. These streets run from east to west and the work will happen between Blaisdell Avenue and Chicago Avenue.

The area where the work will happen has mostly  single-family housing with a mixture of apartment buildings and businesses at each end. Right now, there's a sidewalk on both sides of the street, two lanes for cars going east, and two parking lanes. 

The is a full reconstruction project, involving the entire right-of-way. This will include:

  • new sidewalks,
  • ADA pedestrian ramps
  • consideration of bicycle accommodations
  • new pavement
  • new curb and gutter
  • utility improvements.

The project will also include signal improvements, new signage, and new pavement markings, as needed.

Project purpose

This project aims to improve the right-of-way for all people in all the ways they move around. The streets in this project were built between 1961 and 1965. Even though a temporary fix was done in 2012 to make the pavement better, it's still old and in bad condition.

This project provides an opportunity to:
  • incorporate ADA compliant curb ramps
  • address sidewalk obstructions
  • add bumpouts
It's also an opportunity to think about installing bicycle facilities.
Lots of people use these streets every day, with around 200 people walking, 90 people biking, and between 4,200 and 10,000 people driving According to the City's Vision Zero Action Plan, both 35th Street and 36th Street are known to have had many serious crashes. So, the goal of the improvements is to make these streets safer to prevent more people from getting hurt or even losing their lives.

Project phase

The project is currently in the input phase.



In Progress


Contact us

Katie White

Senior Transportation Planner
Public Works