Hennepin Ave. S. reconstruction

The City will reconstruct Hennepin Ave. S. between W. Lake St. and Douglas Ave.

Key information

Dates

2018 - 2025

Location

Hennepin Ave. S. between Lake St. W. and Douglas Ave.

East Isles Lowry Hill Lowry Hill East

Project overview

The City will reconstruct Hennepin Ave. between W. Lake St. and Douglas Ave. Construction will be phased over 2-years. Phase 1 will be from Lake St W to 26th St occurring in 2024. Phase 2 will be from 26th St to Douglas Ave occurring in 2025.

The project will update Hennepin Avenue to meet the public’s current and future needs. The new, multimodal design improves space for people to: walk, ride transit, bike, and drive. The layout also provides space for enhanced stations of the future METRO E Line.

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Construction updates

What's happening

  • Phase 1 street construction will begin April 1.
  • Utility work will continue from Franklin Ave to Douglas Ave

What to expect

  • Metro Transit buses will be detoured over to Lyndale Ave via Lake St or 31st and 24th St starting April 1.
  • Roadwork and utility work involves use of heavy equipment that will increase noise, vibration, and dust in work areas.
  • Traffic lanes will be closed or restricted. These restrictions will vary by block depending on construction activity.
  • Cross street lane restrictions will reduce travel lanes to 1-lane at times.
  • Parking lanes will be closed during construction.
  • Business access will remain open during the construction activities.
  • Pedestrian detours around work areas will be set up as needed to enable construction. Greater impacts can be expected at intersections where work is occurring.

 

For additional information, please see the links below for the latest construction update and Metro Transit information.

Weekly stakeholder meeting

Join us at the Hennepin Ave S weekly stakeholder meeting to get an overview of the upcoming construction work. We will hold the meetings virtually using Microsoft Teams. Meetings will occur every Friday starting April 5th, 2024 and run throughout reconstruction.

  • Every Friday
    10:00 a.m.
    via Microsoft Teams
  • Meeting ID: 283 093 340 760  
  • Passcode: JwyEeE
  • Call In number: +1 612-276-6670   
  • Phone Conference ID: 595 234 50#

Join the Hennepin Ave S weekly stakeholder meeting

Accessing the weekly stakeholder meeting via your mobile device may require downloading of the Microsoft Teams app to your mobile device.

 

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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Past meetings

Public meeting #8 - Construction stakeholder meeting

We held a virtual public meeting on March 12, 2024 to provide construction updates, discuss construction impacts, and answer questions and concerns.

Public meeting #7 - Construction stakeholder meeting

We held a virtual public meeting on February 22, 2024 to provide construction updates, discuss construction impacts, and answer questions and concerns.

Public meeting #6 - Construction stakeholder meeting

We held a virtual public meeting on October 19, 2023 to provide construction updates, discuss construction impacts, and answer questions and concerns.

Public meeting #5 - Pre-construction informational meeting

We held a virtual public meeting on August 15, 2023 to share an overview of the construction schedule, discuss construction impacts, and answer questions and concerns.

Public meeting # 4 – Virtual open house

We held a virtual public meeting on January 13, 2022 to share the recommended design for Hennepin Ave. S. and answer questions.

The City accepted public comments on the recommended design through January 2022. Public Works received over 4,000 comments during the final round of engagement. To date, the City has received more than 10,000 comments on this project. Comment themes were consistent throughout all rounds of engagement. One of the most prevalent comments were in regards to the need for more on-street parking and loading.

After consideration of public feedback, Public Works proposed dynamic transit priority lanes. The goal will be to transition these transit priority lanes to full time in the future. This operational change will provide dedicated transit priority lanes when needed most. It will also provide more parking opportunities to support businesses. The City will monitor and evaluate the operations of the corridor in partnership with Metro Transit and businesses. The City will make adjustments as needed over time.

Public meeting #3 - Virtual open house

We held virtual public meetings on March 2 and March 4, 2021 to discuss the project.

We asked for your feedback on the following design layouts:

The comment period closed on April 16, 2021.

View a summary of the feedback we received on the two design options

Public meeting #2 – Virtual open house

We held virtual public meetings on September 22 and September 30, 2020.

View documents from Public Meeting #2

Public meeting #1 – Open house

We held an open house at Jefferson Community School on April 11, 2018.

View documents from Public Meeting #1

Project update - April 11, 2024

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Project phase

The project is currently in the in progress phase.

Input

Design

In Progress

Complete

Uptown theater at Hennepin Ave. South and W. Lake St.
Uptown Theatre at Hennepin and Lake
Bus on Hennepin Ave. South
Bus on Hennepin Ave. S.

Contact us

Adam Hayow

Project Engineer

Public Works

Phone

612-673-2172