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10th Ave SE Bridge & Water Main Project

From 2019-2021, the City of Minneapolis will rehabilitate the 10th Ave SE bridge over the Mississippi River and W River Pkwy, including the installation of a new water main under the Mississippi River.

For updates and more information, visit the 10th Ave Bridge project website.

Notice: Bridge will close to all traffic starting on March 30, 2020.

W River Pkwy under the 10th Ave Bridge (roadway only) will be closed on weekdays April 27, 2020 thru May 15, 2020.

The West River Parkway Trail will remain open to bicyclists and pedestrians.

  10th Ave S 

Project status

Project Status: Construction

Project updates

April 28, 2020

West River Parkway under the 10th Ave Bridge (roadway only) will be closed on weekdays April 27, 2020 thru May 15, 2020.

The West River Parkway Trail will remain open to bicyclists and pedestrians.

March 27, 2020

Bridge will close to all traffic starting on March 30, 2020.

W River Pkwy under the 10th Ave SE Bridge will be closed daily during the following times:

This closure is for preparation of bridge deck removal.

The trail will remain open to bicyclists and pedestrians.

March 17, 2020

Bridge will close to all traffic starting on March 30, 2020.

W River Pkwy will be temporarily closed March 18 through March 20, 2020.

W River Pkwy will be closed to vehicular traffic March 18 through March 20 to remove utilities from the 10th Ave SE Bridge. The parkway will be closed between 22nd Ave S and 13th Ave S. Advance notice signs will be posted.

The trail will remain open to bicyclists and pedestrians.

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Schedule

2018 to 2019: Design

2019 to 2021: Water main construction

2019 to Summer 2021: 10th Ave Bridge reconstruction

The design work for the bridge rehabilitation and water main project was completed in the spring of 2019. Construction of the water main began in late spring 2019 and the new main is expected to be in service in fall 2020. Bridge construction is underway and the bridge is scheduled to be fully closed on March 30, 2020. The bridge is expected to be reopened by mid-2021. There will be traffic impacts and detours during the 2020 construction season, starting in the spring of 2020, including a full closure of 10th Ave across the Mississippi River. The detour for motorists is 35W and the detour for bicyclists and pedestrians is Bridge 9.

Background

This project will rehabilitate the bridge over the Mississippi River and West River Parkway. It will preserve the major capital investment by repairing deteriorated concrete areas on the spandrel columns, floor beams and arches.

If the structure is allowed to continue to deteriorate, rehabilitation will no longer be cost effective. Total structure replacement of this bridge is expensive.

In conjunction with the bridge rehabilitation work, the City will also replace a large-diameter water main, which is currently suspended from the bridge structure. Installed in 1949, the water main has suffered from many of the same deteriorating conditions as the bridge. The main will be removed from beneath the bridge and a replacement main will be installed underneath the Mississippi River by digging two large, deep shafts on either side of the river and using a specialized tunneling machine to install the new water main beneath the river.

Project Details

Project Limits

The project is located east of downtown Minneapolis on 10th Ave SE over the Mississippi River from approximately W River Parkway to 2nd St SE.

Traffic Impact

The bridge will be fully closed starting in the March 2020. The detour for motorists is 35W and the detour for bicyclists and pedestrians is Bridge 9.

More resources

Downtown construction overview

For an overall picture of construction activity in downtown, visit the Major downtown construction website.

Stakeholder Meetings

March 20, 2020 Construction Update Meeting CANCELLED.

Due to social distancing precautions for the COVID-19 virus, all in-person meetings are cancelled until further notice. This project webpage will provide the most up-to-date construction and project information.

Date: Friday, March 20, 2020

Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Seven Corners Apartments - Community Room, 1400 S 2nd St # A, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Contacts

 Bridge Contact: Meseret Wolana, 612-673-3527, [email protected]

 Water Main Contact: Peter Pfister, 612-661-4906, [email protected]

 

Last updated May 1, 2020

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