Whittier International Elementary School
LocationIntersections near the school, including: Grand Avenue S & 26th Street W and Blaisdell Avenue S & 27th Street W. Whittier
In 2018, we worked with Minneapolis Public Schools to create a Safe Routes to School plan for Whittier International Elementary School (WIES). The City used the plan to apply for a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation to get funding for this project.
The school is on W. 26th street.
The plan includes two intersections near the school:
- Grand Avenue S & 26th Street W
- Blaisdell Avenue S & 27th Street W
Beginning the week of July 11, 2022, the City will install:
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps
- Curb extensions
- pedestrian refuge medians
- Enhanced pavement markings
Contractor will be paving on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Grand Avenue and 26th Street starting at 7am.
Safe Routes to School
Spring / Summer 2020
- Developed project layout
- Looked for input on intersection design
Presented design to City Council for approval.
Construction and opening
Weekly stakeholder meeting
Join us at the Whitter SRTS project weekly update meeting to get an overview of the upcoming construction work. We will hold the meetings throughout reconstruction.
Every Friday at 10:00 a.m.
via Microsoft Teams
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).
Expect the following temporary traffic impacts:
- Lane restrictions
- Intersection reductions or closure
- Parking restrictions
- Revised pedestrian and bicycle routes
Residents, businesses and visitors may experience:
- Dust in work areas
You’ll be able to access your property throughout construction.
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This project is in construction.
Chief Field Inspector