Dowling Ave N reconstruction and areaway removal

The City will rebuild several streets as part of the Upper Harbor project.

Key information




Dowling Ave. N. from Lyndale Ave. N. to 33rd Ave. N., from 2nd St. N. to the river in north Minneapolis

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Project overview

The Dowling Reconstruction Project has two parts:

  • The Upper Dowling project includes Dowling Ave N from Lyndale Ave to Washington Ave.
  • The Lower Dowling project includes Dowling Ave N from Washington Ave to W. River Rd N, 33rd Ave N from 2nd St N to the Mississippi River and Phase 1 of W. River Rd N.


Contact the project team:

Upper Dowling team - Ahmed Omar; Nguyen Nguyen

Lower Dowling team - Michael Richie; John Benjamin


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Project schedule

Both projects are scheduled to begin in the spring 2023.

Traffic impacts

Update for Upper Dowling Ave N:

Phase 1 (east of the TH 94 bridge)

  • The entrance and exit on/off of westbound I-94 to/from Dowling Avenue and east of TH-94 opened September 1, 2023.

Phase 2 (west of the TH 94 bridge)

  • The entrance and exit on/off of eastbound I-94 to/from Dowling Avenue and Lyndale & Dowling Ave intersection to west TH-94 will be closed from September 5, 2023 until mid-November 2023.
  • The sidewalk, bike trail, and boulevard restoration will be completed in the spring 2024.


Expect the following traffic impacts:

Residents, businesses, and visitors may face the following:

  • Noise 
  • Vibration
  • Dust in work areas

Project phase

This project is currently in progress.



In Progress


Construction sign

Upper Harbor redevelopment

Learn more about Upper Harbor's redevelopment.

Contact us

Ahmed Omar

Construction Engineer
Public Works



Nguyen Nguyen

Chief Field Inspector
Public Works



Michael Richie

Construction Engineer

Public Works



John Benjamin

Engineering Technician III
Public Works