37th Ave. NE reconstruction

The City is reconstructing 37th Ave. NE between Central Ave. and Stinson Blvd.

Key information




37th Ave. NE between Central Ave. and Stinson Blvd

Waite Park

Project overview

The City of Minneapolis and City of Columbia Heights is reconstructing 37th Ave NE.
Street updates will include:
  • New signs and pavement markings
  • New sidewalks
  • Pedestrian ramps that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Bicycle fixtures
  • Pavement, curb and gutter updates
  • Pedestrian street lightings
  • Traffic signal updates
  • Utility updates

The remaining portion of the 37th Ave NE reconstruction project, between Central Ave NE and Johnson St NE, is expected to begin on Monday, April 15, 2024, weather permitting.

The remaining major activities include:

  • driveways
  • sidewalks
  • removal of old storm pipes
  • installation of Green Storm Water Infrastructures (GSI) in the Boulevard area
  • planting
  • trees

There will be also some minor work between the Johnson and Stinson intersections, such as:

  • sidewalk
  • shared-use trail gap by the railroad tracks

Residents and businesses will have local access during construction. there will be some temporary disruptions.


 View the 37th Ave NE Reconstruction project map

 View 37th Ave NE detour road map

Previous project activity

July 2018

Minneapolis Public Works worked with Columbia Heights, Saint Anthony and other project partner cities on a regional solicitation application.

December 2018

The project was added to City of Minneapolis 5-year Capital Improvement Program.


Project partners conducted more engagement and preliminary design on the project.

Spring 2022

Layout approved by the City Council on March 2022.

Previous meetings

Pre-Construction neighborhood meeting - May 10, 2023

  • An in person and virtual pre-construction meeting was held to provide project construction details and answer project questions.

Watch the project pre-construction presentation

Open House 2 - May 18, 2021

  • An online project meeting was held to provide project details and collect feedback on the final preferred concept.

Watch the open house 2 presentation

Open House 1 - January 28, 2021

  • An online project meeting was held to provide a project introduction and answer project questions and address feedback.

Watch the open house 1 presentation

Project update - July 12, 2024

We send out regular email updates for this project.

Project phase

This project is in progress.



In Progress


37th Hayes
37th Hayes
37th Polk
37th Polk
37th Buchanon
37th Buchanon

Contact us

Ayalew Getaneh

Construction Engineer
Transportation Engineering & Design
Public Works






Abel Yemer

Chief Field Inspector
Transportation Engineering & Design
Public Works