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18th Ave NE Trail Gap

In 2022, Minneapolis Public Works plans to construct 700 feet of trail between Marshall St NE and California St NE to close a gap between two existing trails. This is the final segment linking approximately 1.50 miles of trail from 18th Ave NE to Boom Island Park. The project will provide an opportunity to incorporate safety improvements at major crossings, greening, and other enhancements.

 18th Ave NE Trail Gap Project Map

Project status

Project Status: Engagement

Project goals

Project schedule

Summer and Fall 2020

Project team to conduct preliminary engagement on the project.

Fall 2020

Approval of a preliminary design expected.


Final Engineering Design



Existing conditions

The existing trail alignment lies within an active rail corridor. Adjacent land uses are residential, and park land. This project is expected to include crossing improvements at Marshall St NE.

18th Ave NE Trail Gap Existing Conditions photo

Estimated number of daily users

Mode of TransportationDaily Users
Bus Boardings141*
Motor Vehicles10,750**

*at 2nd St NE and 17th Ave NE
**At Marshall St south of Lowry St NE

Reported crashes

Reported crashes by travel mode on Marshall St NE at 16th Ave NE (2011-2015) in the vicinity of the proposed trail crossing.

Mode of TransportationReported Crashes% Crashes with Injuries
Motor Vehicle475%
Total Crashes475%

Source: Minneapolis Traffic Crash Location System


Forrest Hardy, Transportation Planner; 612-673-5951 or [email protected]

Ole Mersinger, Project Engineer; 612-673-3537 or [email protected]


Last updated Jun 18, 2020



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