Fourth St. N and S reconstruction

The 4th St. N and S reconstruction design includes new roadway pavement, better pedestrian crossings, and a new protected bike facility.

Key information


Construction began April 2021


Fourth St. between Second Ave. N. and Fourth Ave. S.

Downtown West

Project overview

We will reconstruct 4th St. between 2nd Ave. N and 4th Ave. S. from building front to building front. Utility work and roadway construction has begun. It should be complete by the end of 2022.

The purpose of the project is to:

  • Replace the aging street infrastructure
  • Improve safety, access, and comfort for people walking
  • Create a bicycle connection for all ages and abilities
  • Collect and treat stormwater runoff using green infrastructure
  • Enhance the area with street trees and plantings
  • Create a more intuitive street by removing and relocating the contraflow bus lane

The new street will include:

  • Three eastbound travel lanes between 2nd Ave. N and 2nd Ave. S.
  • Two eastbound travel lanes between 2nd Ave. S. and 4th Ave. S.
  • New trees and planters throughout the corridor
  • Wider sidewalks and improved crosswalks including curb extensions at all intersections
  • A new two-way bike trail on the north side of the street, separated from traffic
  • New traffic signals, lighting, and crosswalk timers throughout the corridor

View interactive map


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

Weekly stakeholder meeting

Join us at the 4th St. weekly update meeting to get an overview of the upcoming construction work. We will hold the meetings using Microsoft Teams.

Every Friday from 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

via Microsoft Teams

Join weekly stakeholder meeting

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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Project phase

This project is currently in progress.



In Progress


Part of Hennepin Ave. that is being replaced

Hennepin Downtown Reconstruction

Learn about the work we are doing on Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis.
pedestrian walking on 4th Street S in autumn
Pedestrians on crosswalk at 4th St S downtown

Contact us

Fourth St. N and S. Project Team



Bill Fellows

Senior Professional Engineer
Public Works