Downtown East reconstruction

The City will reconstruct portions of multiple streets in the Downtown East area for a total of roughly 0.3 miles.

Key information




Multiple streets

Downtown East Downtown West

Project overview

Starting the week of July 19, 2021, the City will fully reconstruct the entire right-of-way.

We'll reconstruct the roadway on:

  • 10th Ave. S. from Washington Ave. to Third St. S.
  • 12th Ave. S. from Washington Ave. to Third St. S.
  • Third St. S. from 10th Ave. S. to 12th Ave. S.

We’ll install new:

  • Sidewalks
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian ramps
  • Signage
  • Pavement markings
  • Furnishing zones or boulevard space with street trees

And we’ll make improvements to:

  • Existing pavement
  • Curbs and gutters
  • Utilities

We'll also evaluate options for new nonmotorized connections to the adjacent Hiawatha Light Rail Trail and 11th Ave. S. bikeway.

View interactive map


Weekly stakeholder meeting

Staff will hold regular stakeholder meetings for this project. Join us to get an overview of the upcoming construction work.

In these meetings, we'll give more detailed information about the upcoming work and discuss any questions or concerns you may have about the project.

Every Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

via Microsoft Teams

Join the Downtown East virtual weekly stakeholder meeting

Call in option

You may call into the meeting at the number below:

Help with Microsoft Teams

Anyone can join a Microsoft Teams web meeting. A free software download may be required. The type of download may vary based on how you join the meeting (computer, android device, apple device).

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Traffic impacts

Expect the following temporary traffic impacts:

  • Detours
  • Lane restrictions
  • Intersection reductions
  • Parking restrictions
  • Revised pedestrian and bicycle routes

Residents, businesses and visitors may experience:

  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Dust in work areas

You’ll be able to access property throughout construction.

View the suggested detour route map

Project phase

This project is complete.



In Progress


Contact us

Stephanie Malmberg

Construction Engineer

Public Works



John Benjamin

Engineering Technician III
Public Works



Bill Fellows

Senior Professional Engineer
Public Works



Dan Edgerton

Senior Project Planner (contractor)
Public Works