Hennepin downtown reconstruction

The City reconstructed Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis between Washington Ave. and 12th St. S.

Key information


2019 to 2022


Hennepin Ave. from Washington Ave. to 12th St. S.

Downtown West

Project overview

We plan to redesign and reconstruct Hennepin Ave. between Washington Ave. and 12th St.

Construction will include:

  • repairing underground utilities
  • repairing cross streets at each intersection

This redesign will stretch from the Mississippi River to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

All travel types

The new Hennepin Ave. will accommodate all travel types within the existing right of way.

The new design will include:

  • a sidewalk area with space for plants and furniture for pedestrians
  • one-way bikeways installed behind the curb
  • space for enhanced transit stops for the future Arterial Bus Rapid Transit service
  • four vehicle lanes, with Hennepin Ave. remaining a two-way street

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Hennepin Downtown website

Learn more about this project on the Hennepin Downtown site.

Project phase

This project is complete.



In Progress


Hennepin downtown reconstruction location
Hennepin Avenue reconstruction bike path
Protected bikeway
Hennepin Avenue in summertime
Space for planting and furniture

Contact us

Hennepin Project Team