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18th Ave NE Reconstruction

(Johnson St NE to Stinson Blvd)

In 2020, the City of Minneapolis will be reconstructing 18th Ave NE in northeast Minneapolis between Johnson St NE and Stinson Blvd.

18th Ave NE Johnson to Stinson Webmap 11-5-18

Project status

Project Status: Construction

Project details

Description

The City of Minneapolis is planning to reconstruct approximately 0.5 miles of 18th Avenue NE in the Northeast Park and Windom Park neighborhoods. The project will replace aging pavement and improve the right-of-way for all users and modes of travel. This project provides an opportunity to incorporate ADA compliant pedestrian ramps, address sidewalk obstructions and sidewalk/trail gaps, and add boulevard space with street trees. The project will connect into the recently constructed trail to west along 18th Ave NE.

See the recommended design for the 18th Ave NE project.

Project Type

The project includes full reconstruction of the entire right-of-way and will include filling sidewalk gaps, ADA pedestrian ramps, boulevard space, pavement, curb and gutter, and utility improvements. The project will also include new signage, new pavement markings, and improve non-motorized crossings to Northeast Minneapolis’ major retail center.

Project Limits

Approximately 0.5 miles of 18th Avenue NE between Johnson Street NE and Stinson Parkway.

Project Timeline

18th Ave NE Street Reconstruction Timeline Graphic

Utility Construction on 18th Ave NE will begin Monday, March 30 and run through late May 2020.

CenterPoint Energy’s project is anticipated to last two months. Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, will replace natural gas mains and connect natural gas service lines to the new mains.

18th Ave NE street reconstruction work is expected to start in mid-to late May as CenterPoint finishes their utility work.

Traffic Impacts

On 18th Avenue NE, crews from Michels Corporation will begin at Stinson Parkway working west. Each block will be closed for approximately one to two weeks. Eastbound traffic will be detoured. CenterPoint will notify residents or business owners if the crews need to cross any driveways.

During construction, residents, businesses, and visitors may expect traffic detours, noise, vibration, and dust in work areas. In addition, temporary impacts such as lane restrictions, intersection reductions, parking restrictions or revised pedestrian and bicycle routes may be expected during construction. Property access will be maintained throughout construction. Specific construction staging and traffic detour information will be posted here as the project gets closer to construction.

Project Meetings

Details on public meetings will be announced here.

Documents

Project Fact Sheet

Recommended Layout - May 2019

18th Ave NE Virtual Construction Kick-off Meeting Presentation - May 13, 2020

Project updates

June 29, 2020 Update

Major Activities over the Past Week

Over the past week the following project activities performed at Phase 1 and 3 locations

  • Storm sewer installation on phase 1
    • The Installation of the largest storm manhole structure (10 LF in diameter and 14 LF deep) near to the business area west driveway by the Stinson intersection completed. (phase 3)
    • The storm sewer lateral connections / catch basins installation up to Garfield St performed (phase 1)
  • Soil correction, subgrade preparation and placing class v material between Ulysses and Hayes St  performed.(phase1)

Coming Up

  • Storm sewer system installation will continue  (phase1&3)
  • Soil correction, subgrade preparation and placing class v material between Hayes St  and Garfield St (phase 1)
  • Water work (relocating gate valves) near Arthur intersection (phase 1)

Traffic Impacts

  • 18th Ave between Arthur and Stinson will remain closed except for local traffic.
  • The east side driveway located by the business center near Stinson Blvd will remain open and accessible. The west driveway will remain closed .
  • The dead end alley between Arthur and Cleveland St. will keep open and accessible through Arthur St. The access getting wider to accommodate the garbage pick up services.
  • The Post office is accessible through Johnson St. (when we move to phase 2, the post office will be accessible through Ulysses St . We will communicate for detail information soon).

Progress Photos

18th Ave NE Construction Photo 6-29-20_1

Progress on 18th Ave NE.

18th Ave NE Construction Photo 6-29-20_2

Soil correction, backfill and Class V material placement (phase 1)

18th Ave NE Construction Photo 6-29-20_3

The 10LF diameter storm sewer manhole installation

June 22, 2020 Update

Major Activities over the Past Week

Over the past week the project activities focused on Phase 1 and 3

  • Storm sewer installation on phase 1
    • main line and lateral installation between Ulysses and Garfield ~ 840 LF completed
  • Pavement removal on phase 3 completed except around Stinson intersection area. This will give a relief for business access near the Stinson intersection.

Coming Up

  • The main Storm manhole structure (10 LF in diameter and 14 LF deep) will be installed near to the business area west driveway by the Stinson intersection. ( Phase 3)
  • Storm sewer system installation will continue between Garfield and Arthur (Phase1)
  • Backfill and grading will start from Ulysses towards east. (Phase 1)

Traffic Impacts

  • The Post office is accessible through Johnson St. ( the access might change when we move to phase 2. Detail information will come soon).
  • 18th Ave between Arthur and Stinson will remain closed except for local traffic.
  • The east side driveway located by the business center near Stinson Blvd will remain open and accessible. The west driveway will be closed during.
  • The dead end alley between Arthur and Cleveland St.; We will keep the alley open and accessible through Arthur St.
  • For those who have access through the side streets, we encourage you to use 19th Ave NE.

Weekly Stakeholder Meeting Reminder

  • The project weekly stakeholder meeting holds on every Thursday between 11:00 and 11:30AM using Microsoft Team Meeting Virtually. Please use the link below to join the meeting. We will post the link in the project website too.
  • Weekly Stakeholders Meeting Every Thursday @ 11:00 AM
  • The meeting help us to give you more detail information about the work progress update weekly bases and to have discussion on any concerns or question you have about the project. Please send me an email or give me a call if you have difficulty using the link above

Progress Photos

18th Ave NE Construction Photo 6-23-20_1

Pavement removal completed up to the west driveway near Stinson Blvd

18th Ave NE Construction Photo 6-23-20_2

Installation of storm sewer system (Phase 1)

18th Ave NE Construction Photo 6-23-20_3

Access to the dead-end alley (between Arthur and Cleveland)

June 10, 2020 Interim Update

We would like to inform you that the project contractor is ahead of the schedule and will start pavement removal work on Phase 3 (Arthur St NE to Stinson Blvd NE) starting on Thursday, June 11, 2020. The schedule is different from what was stated in the previous update, but it will bring a good opportunity to speed up the project activities.

What will it impact?

  • 18th Ave NE between Arthur and Stinson will be closed except for local traffic.
  • The two driveways located by the business center near Stinson Blvd will remain open for this week and weekend. Then starting next week the west driveway will be closed, but the east driveway will remain open and accessible.
  • We know there is a dead end alley between Arthur and Cleveland St.; We will keep the alley open and accessible through Arthur St.
  • For those who have access through the side streets, we encourage you to use 19th Ave NE.

June 8, 2020 Update

Planned Construction Activity Phases

  • Phase 1: Ulysses to Arthur
  • Phase 2: Johnson to Ulysses
  • Phase 3: Arthur to Stinson
  • Phase 4: Stinson intersection

Update on the Activity Phases

As mentioned in the previous weekly update, we will have the construction phases sequential order change. Once the activities in Phase completed, we will move to Phase 3 instead of Phase 2.

Major Activities over the Past Week (Phase 1: Ulysses to Arthur)

Over the past week the project activities focused on Phase 1:

  • Sanitary sewer bypass installed.
  • Sanitary sewer main line replacement completed between Ulysses and Garfield
  • Air test conducted in the newly installed sewer system.

Coming Up

  • Storm sewer system installation will start (Phase 1).
  • Sanitary mainline replacement on Hayes St NE segment (Phase 1).

Traffic Impacts

  • The Post office is accessible through Johnson St.
  • Ulysses St to Arthur under construction and completely closed for traffic except for garbage collector trucks and for those residents whom they have access only through 18th.
  • Arthur St to Stinson also closed for through traffic, however; since pavement removal not started in this segment, 18th is accessible for local traffic.

Progress Photos

18th Ave NE Construction Photo 6-8-20_3

18th Ave NE Construction  Photo 6-8-20_2

May 26, 2020 Update

The 18th Ave NE (Johnson to Stinson) road reconstruction project started on May 18, 2020.

The project will follow the following construction stages order. However, with different conditions and unknown circumstances the orders might change.

Construction Stages

  1. Ulysses  to Arthur
  2. Johnson  to Ulysses
  3. Arthur to Stinson
  4. Stinson intersection

Major Activities in the Past Week (Stage 1: Ulysses to Arthur)

  • The Contractor mobilized to the project site.
  • The required Traffic control signs set up.
  • Pavement removal has started between Ulysses and Arthur St NE
  • Sanitary mainline replacement has started at Ulysses intersection

Traffic Impacts

In the first stage work, 18th Ave NE from Johnson to Arthur completely closed, except Post office access at Johnson. This scenario will continue till the 1st stage completed.  The remaining portion of the road from Arthur to Stinson is also closed for through traffic, however; since pavement removal not started in this segment, 18th is accessible for local traffic.

Coming Up

  • The commenced activities on the 1st stage will continue.
  •  Utility upgrade (Storm and Sanitary mainline replacement) will continue.

Progress Photos

18th Ave NE Construction Photo 5-26-20_1

The left turn from Johnson St to 18th Ave NE is closed except access to the post office only.

18th Ave NE Construction Photo 5-26-20_3

Removal of pavement

18th Ave NE Construction Photo 5-26-20_4

Gaining access to sewer mainline

April 29, 2020 Update

Utility Construction on 18th Ave NE began on Monday, March 30, 2020 and will run through late May 2020.

Major Activity in the Past Two Weeks

  • There was no much activity form Centerpoint
  • Most the restoration work completed except near the intersection with NE Garfield St
  • City Traffic working on the temporary signal system at 18th and Johnson intersection.

Work Expected in the Next Week

  • Restoration work will continue on the remaining portion of 18th Ave NE

Traffic impacts: The east bound lane closed for the restoration work at Garfield St NE. It will be opened once restoration completed. The CenterPoint will notify residents or business owners if the crews need to cross any driveways.

18th Ave NE street reconstruction work is expected to start in mid-to late May as CenterPoint finishes their project.

Progress

Mid City Industrial Phase 2 Photo 4-29-20_1

Temporary signal work installation at 18th and Johnson intersection

Mid City Industrial Phase 2 Photo 4-29-20_2

The remaining restoration work to be done (above and below)

Mid City Industrial Phase 2 Photo 4-29-20_3

April 22, 2020 Update

Utility Construction on 18th Ave NE began Monday, March 30 and will run through late May 2020.

18th Ave NE street reconstruction work is expected to start in mid-to late May as CenterPoint finishes their project.

Major Activities in the Past Two Weeks

  • Crews from Michels Corporation, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, has completed all gas main installation and in service.
  • The major two service lines installation completed
  • Restoration work has completed at Stinson and 18th Ave NE Intersection, and the lane is widely open

What to Expect in the Next Week

  • CenterPoint will continue the remaining service work and abandonment of the old system in the next couple weeks.
  • Restoration work will continue on the remaining portion of 18th Ave NE

Traffic Impact

The east bound lane closed for the restoration work. It will be opened once restoration completed. The CenterPoint will notify residents or business owners if the crews need to cross any driveways.

Progress

18th Ave NE Construction Photo 4-24-20_1

Directional boring

18th Ave NE Construction Photo 4-24-20_2

Gas main installation

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Ayalew Getaneh, Construction Engineer; 612-673-6055 or [email protected]

Beverly Warmka, Design Engineer; 612-673-3762 or [email protected]

 

Last updated Jul 1, 2020

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