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North Commons Park Sidewalk Gap

North Commons Sidewalk Gap Map

Project Status

Project Status: Completed


Concept Layout

 North Commons Sidewalk Gap Rendering Before

Currently, some streets in the area around North Commons Park do not have sidewalks.

North Commons Sidewalk Gap Rendering After

After the new sidewalk is added, there will be more places for pedestrians to travel.

 Project Background

Public Works has identified a sidewalk gap in North Commons Park in the Near North and Willard-Hay neighborhoods as part of the Sidewalk Gap Program.  The objective of this program is to fill gaps in the sidewalk network as identified in the Minneapolis Pedestrian Master Plan. A connected and continuous sidewalk network better accommodates the needs of all pedestrians.

Project Scope

The City of Minneapolis will evaluate sidewalk gaps at the following locations:

The proposed project is scheduled to occur over the course of the 2019 construction season. The scope of the project will include constructing sidewalks with ADA ramps at impacted intersections.

There will be no special assessments to property owners as a part of this project.

Project Schedule and Public Input

Public Works introduced the project in 2018 and is now seeking feedback on the Concept Layout. The project is anticipated to be constructed during the 2019 construction season.

North Commons Schedule

North Commons Timeline

Project Updates

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The retaining wall installation and sidewalk construction are both complete. Crews will be cleaning up and laying black dirt and seed next.

Completed Work

North Commons Sidewalk Construction Photo 8-9-19_1

Crews clear the way for the new sidewalk.

North Commons Sidewalk Construction Photo 8-9-19_2

The newly installed retaining wall after completion

Monday, July 22, 2019

The retaining wall was installed and excavation/grading was completed along Morgan Ave N in preparation for the new sidewalk being poured next week. The pedestrian ramp removals at 17th Ave N are ongoing and expected to be completed this week.

Surveyors marked out sidewalk locations along 16th Ave N between Logan and James Ave N, which will be phase 2 of this project.

Friday, July 12, 2019

City crews will begin excavating and grading for the new sidewalk being installed on the east side of Morgan Ave N between 16th Ave N and 18th Ave N the week of July 15th. Additionally, a portion of the 17th Ave N pedestrian ramps will be worked on to facilitate two directional crossing.


Peter Behnk, Construction Engineer, Minneapolis Public Works, 612-772-3883 or [email protected]

Bill Fellows, Engineer, Minneapolis Public Works, 612-673-5661 or [email protected]


Last updated Feb 11, 2020



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