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Residential Reconstruction Program

The Residential Neighborhood Reconstruction Program will reconstruct residential street segments in various locations across the city. Projects involve the entire right-of-way and will include new ADA pedestrian ramps, pavement, curb, gutter and utility improvements. Projects may also include new signage, pavement markings and bicycle facilities as needed.

2021-2026 Residential Reconstruction Map

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Project Areas

Hoyer Heights/Waite Park (2020)

Hoyer Heights Project Area Webmap 5-22-18

Project status

Project Status: Construction

 Project background

Public Works has identified street segments in the Waite Park Neighborhood as a 2020 Residential Reconstruction Program project.  The objective of this annual program is to reconstruct residential street segments in various locations across the City that are in poor condition and no longer candidates for resurfacing or rehabilitation. The reconstruction will occur after completion of the sanitary sewer project and gas main replacement project in the same area.

Project scope

The City of Minneapolis proposes to reconstruct the following street segments:

  • 36 ½ Ave NE - 37th Ave NE to Buchanan St NE
  • Fillmore St NE – 37th Ave to 36 ½ Ave NE
  • Pierce St NE– 37th Ave to 36 ½ Ave NE
  • Pierce Place NE– 37th Ave to 36 ½ Ave NE
  • Buchanan St NE– 37th Ave to railroad crossing
  • Lincoln St NE– 37th Ave to railroad crossing

The proposed 0.66 mile project is scheduled to occur over the course of the 2019-2020 construction seasons. The scope of the project will encompass the entire right-of-way and will include full removal of the existing street, subgrade correction, new pavement, curb and gutter, driveways, sidewalks as needed, utility work as needed, and signage.
City staff is currently in the preliminary stages of planning and design for the project, which will be accompanied by community outreach activities that will help inform and guide design concepts.  Public Works relies on planning guidance and community input to inform the design of streets.

Green infrastructure

Tree trenches will be installed in the boulevards along three streets as part of this project: Fillmore St. NE, Buchanan St. NE, and Lincoln St. NE. Boulevard trees provide environmental benefits through shade and by capturing carbon, and these specific tree trenches are also designed to improve the quality of stormwater runoff. All tree trenches will have a small swale to convey water. The standard tree trench will have a native seed mix of prairie grasses or flowering plants.

Project design

See the Hoyer Heights Proposed Street Design Layout.

Timeline

Spring and Summer 2018

Public Works will be engaging stakeholders to understand what design elements are important to consider in the Waite Park Neighborhood. There may be opportunities to explore unique features and interests specific to the neighborhood as part of this project.

Fall 2018

Public Works intends to advance a layout of these streets for City Council approval.

Summer 2020

Construction is anticipated to start early June of 2020. 

Stakeholder meetings

The Hoyer Heights team will be holding weekly stakeholder meetings every Thursday at 10-10:30 a.m. from June 18, 2020 to November 16, 2020.

To join the meeting each week, use the meeting link below.

Join the Microsoft Teams Hoyer Heights Stakeholder Meeting

Call-in option

  • Call +1 612-276-6670 - United States, Minneapolis (Toll number)
  • Conference ID: 594 252 120#

Help with Microsoft Teams

If you have any questions, contact Alebel Mehari at 612-673-3602 or [email protected].

Public input

Virtual Pre-Construction Meeting
Tuesday, May 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Virtually via Microsoft Teams
Pre-Construction Meeting Presentation

Hoyer Heights Open House #3
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Waite Park Recreation Center
1810 34th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Meeting Flyer
Meeting Summary
Meeting Materials 

Hoyer Heights Open House #2
Thursday, October 4th, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Waite Park Recreation Center
1810 34th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Meeting Summary
Exhibit Boards

Hoyer Heights Open House #1
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 6:30-8:00pm
Waite Park Recreation Center
1810 34th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Meeting Summary
Exhibit Boards

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Contacts

Alebel Mehari, Construction Engineer; 612-673-3602 or [email protected]

Iskandar Umar, Chief Field Inspector; 612-368-5668 or [email protected]

Southwest Windom (2020)

Public Works has identified street segments in the Windom Neighborhood as a 2020 Residential Reconstruction Program project.  The objective of this annual program is to reconstruct residential street segments in various locations across the City that are in poor condition and no longer candidates for resurfacing or rehabilitation.

See project details for the Southwest Windom project in the Project Handout

SW Windom Reconstruction Area Webmap

Project Status

 Project Status: Construction

Project Scope

The City of Minneapolis proposes to reconstruct the following street segments:

  • West 61st Street – east to Lyndale Avenue South
  • West 62nd Street – east to Aldrich Avenue South
  • Dupont Avenue South – between West 61st Street and West 62nd Street
  • Colfax Lane South – between West 61st Street and Aldrich Avenue South
  • Aldrich Avenue South – between Colfax Lane South and West 62nd Street

The proposed .86 mile long project is scheduled to occur over the course of the 2020 construction season. The scope of the project will encompass the entire right-of-way and will include full removal of the existing street, subgrade correction, new pavement, curb and gutter, driveways, sidewalks as needed, utility work as needed, and signage.  The project will also include streetscape improvements including trees planted in the boulevard.

This project is part of the city’s initiative to include green infrastructure for stormwater management on road projects. Rain gardens will be installed in the bumpouts on W 61st St, and a swale and rain garden will be installed along W 62nd St. These practices will help to improve stormwater quality and improve habitat through use of native plants. 

Construction

Work hours

7am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. No weekend work is anticipated at this time.

Construction Access

Vehicle access will be maintained throughout the neighborhood through all phases of the project. Delays can be expected where large construction equipment is required, so please be patient and plan ahead if you need to leave or enter an active construction zone.

Staging

The project is going to be broken up into sections. View the sections in the Southwest Windom staging plan. Each stage is expected to take a 3-4 weeks to reconstruct. There will be overlap in stages when sewer works ahead of paving to keep the project progressing. 

Project updates

July 1, 2020

Latest News

  • Paving Crews installed the curb and gutter and driveway aprons along Aldrich Ave and Colfax Lane this week
  • Excavations for the infiltration basins on 62nd street were completed
    • These are currently deeper than the finished ditch bottom and will be partially backfilled with an engineered soil that supports water infiltration
  • Sewer work is ongoing on 61st Street between Lyndale and Colfax Lane
    • City crews will notify residents if work requires them to temporarily block off your driveway. Access will be restored by the end of the day for this work.
Coming up
  • The sewer work on 61st Street is expected to wrap up in 2 weeks
  • No work will take place this Friday for Independence Day observed

June 16, 2020

Latest News

  • CenterPoint energy began utility work over the weekend and is scheduled to work this Saturday and Sunday as well. This work is expected to be completed by early next week. Apologies for not providing a heads up regarding this work. CPE's schedule has been pretty fluid since dealing with recovery efforts following the protests.
  • All sidewalk and grass areas disturbed as a result of their work will be restored with new concrete and seeding blankets.
  • A layer of gravel base was graded and compacted along 61st street, which should mitigate the potholing/rutting experienced over the weekend.
  • Concrete curb and gutter paving on 62nd, Aldrich and Colfax Lane is ongoing.

Coming Up

  • Sewer has some additional pipe installation on 61st Street following the CPE utility work.
  • Excavation and grading for the infiltration basins on the south side of 62nd Street will begin later this week.
  • Concrete curb and gutter paving will continue into next week. Including on 61st street following the final sewer pipe installation.

June 9, 2020

Latest News

  • Sewer work on Colfax Lane was completed this week.
  • Grading and compaction of base material is ongoing for 62nd St, Aldrich and Colfax Lane Coming Up
  • 61st St from Dupont to Lyndale Ave will be milled Thursday, June 11th.
    • During the milling process, the asphalt street will be removed and there will be no parking on 61st. Alley access will not be affected.
  • Following pavement removal, sewer will be moving to the north side of 61st for the final phase of utility work.
  • Curb and gutter paving on 62nd St, Aldrich and Colfax will follow closely behind the grading and compaction operation.

June 1, 2020

Latest News

  • Sewer is progressing with storm sewer main installation on Colfax Lane
  • Paving crews are finishing up sidewalk and ADA pedestrian ramps on the corner of 61st and Dupont this week. Coming Up
  • 62nd St from the Dead-end to Aldrich Ave will be milled tomorrow, June 2nd.
    • During the milling process, the asphalt street will be removed, there will be no parking, and vehicle access will be limited. Alley access will not be affected.
  • This work was originally scheduled at a later time, but due to recent events we have had to reallocate our resources and do some last minute rescheduling in the interest of our employees' safety. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

May 22, 2020

  • Sewer is progressing with storm sewer main installation on Colfax Lane
  • The street in phase 1 was paved with the first lift of asphalt yesterday and is open for traffic
  • No work will occur on Monday in recognition of Memorial day.

May 20, 2020

Latest News

  • Sewer is still working on Colfax Lane and will continue to coordinate with individual property owners to coordinate access as they progress.
  • Final grading of phase 1 and backfilling behind the curb is currently being worked on.
  • Coming Up
  • REMINDER: Tomorrow, Thursday, May 21st we will be paving the first of two layers of asphalt in the street of phase 1. Please remove your vehicles if you are parking on the street in this area. Vehicles will not be allowed to drive on the fresh asphalt until Thursday evening, so please plan ahead.

May 13, 2020

Latest News

  • Sewer is still working on Colfax Lane and will continue to coordinate with individual property owners to coordinate access as they progress.
  • Curb and gutter, pedestrian ramps, and driveway apron paving in Phase 1 is wrapping up this week.
  • Driveways that were paved this past Monday are expected to be reopened on Monday, May 18th.
  • This Friday, final grading of the street in phase 1 will occur, which will require the use of the vibratory roller

Coming Up

  • Important: On Thursday, May 21st we will be paving the first of two layers of asphalt in the street of phase 1. While we're paving, and for several hours following, we will not allow any vehicles to drive on the new asphalt. Since the north/south leg of Colfax Lane is blocked off for sewer work, it is recommended that residents affected by this park on 61st street for quickest access. Parking is also available on 62nd street, however, you will need to cut through the alley joining 61st and Aldrich Ave to avoid closures. Thank you in advance for your patience during this inconvenient time.
  • The top layer of asphalt will be paved all at once throughout the neighborhood after each phase has gotten it's first layer, which will be several weeks down the road.

May 6, 2020

Latest News

  • Sewer department is currently backfilling their trench at 61st and Colfax where they will flip traffic back over to the north side to continue the sewer main work
  • The curb and gutter is partially installed in phase 1 and is expected to be completed tomorrow.

Coming Up

  • With curb and gutter work in phase 1 wrapping up tomorrow, driveway paving is expected to begin on Friday and continue into next week.
  • Sewer work will continue working south down Colfax towards Aldrich Ave.

May 4, 2020

Latest News

  • Sewer started their work at 61st and Colfax Ave today. The new sewer main will cross 61st Street and will be staged one half at a time to maintain traffic.
  • Final grading is being done in preparation for curb & gutter installation tomorrow and Wednesday, weather permitting.

Coming Up

  • Residents with driveways along Phase 1 received letters this morning with information regarding driveway paving. A copy of this letter can be seen here - Resident Driveway Letter.pdf
  • Concrete paving is weather dependent, so if it rains tomorrow as forecasted, paving work may be delayed.

April 30, 2020

Latest News

  • Vibrations were monitored on the project last Friday by an independent testing agency to ensure vibrations were not exceeding levels that could potentially cause structural damage to private property.
    • The following paragraph is an excerpt from their report: “The Office of Surface Mining (former U.S. Bureau of Mines) retains data published by the Bureau presenting safe limits of blast vibration levels to avoid cosmetic damage to structures. We use these data as a guideline for interpreting the data we record during our vibration monitoring. Based on the OSM guidelines, the vibrations that we recorded were below the level that could normally result in cosmetic damage to soundly constructed structures at the times and locations we monitored.”
  • Sewer department is wrapping up their utility work at Colfax and Aldrich Ave.
  • Grading and compacting of base material along phases 1 and 3 are ongoing.

Coming Up

  • Concrete work will begin next week starting with curb and gutter along phase 1
  • IMPORTANT: Driveway apron paving will begin later in the week in phase 1. When your driveway is poured you will not be able to drive on it for 4 days. In preparation, and during the 4-day curing period, please move your vehicle out of your driveway and park it where it will be out of the way of construction operations. Parking on 62nd street is recommended for residents in Phase 1.
  • Additional notice will be sent out early next week with information regarding driveway paving.
  • Sewer department will be starting utility work along phase 3 beginning at 61st and Colfax and working their way towards Aldrich. Vehicle access will be maintained during this work

Week of April 27, 2020

  • Pavement removals for Phase 3 (Colfax Lane) will continue into Monday
  • Beginning next week, Sewer will be doing utility work on either end of Aldrich Ave. Only one end will be worked on at a time to maintain access for residents on Aldrich Ave.
  • If sewer crews complete work on Aldrich before the end of the week, they will begin installing a new storm sewer main starting at 61st St W and Colfax Ave

Week of April 20, 2020

  • Utility work is expected to wrap up in phase 1.
  • On Friday, Phase 3 (Colfax and Aldrich) street pavement removals will begin to give Sewer department a head start on utility work in this area. Phase 2 will be skipped for now.

Week of April 13, 2020

  • Stage 1 pavement removals will begin on Monday.
  • Following removals, the street will be reduced to gravel, which will be ramped at driveways and access points to maintain vehicle access.
  • New storm drain installation at both intersections of Dupont.

Week of April 6, 2020

  • Lowering manholes throughout the neighborhood
  • This work began on April 1st at stage 1 and will follow the staging progression. It is expected to wrap up by Friday, April 10th
  • Sewer may begin installing new storm drains at 61st and Dupont if they complete MH lowering before Friday. This will involve areas of pavement removal and trenching in the street.

Week of March 30, 2020

  • Stage 1 curb & gutter, street, and driveway apron paving.
  • Driveways will require a minimum 3-day curing period. Park cars in alleys or adjacent blocks where work isn’t going on.
  • Crews will be in contact with individual properties to coordinate this work.

Project schedule

SW Windom Timeline Graphic

Public input

In the preliminary stages of planning and design for the project, Public Works conducted community outreach activities to help inform and guide design concepts, and to explore unique features and interests specific to the neighborhood as part of this project.

We presented a layout of these streets for City Council approval in 2019.

Project Meetings

Community Open House #1
June 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Multi-Purpose Room, Windom Community Center
5843 Wentworth Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Meeting Presentation

Community Open House #2
May 1, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Multi-Purpose Room, Windom Community Center
5843 Wentworth Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Project Documents

Southwest Windom Existing Conditions and Proposed Design Layouts

Community Meeting Boards

Actions and Final Layout Approval

Project Updates

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March 27, 2020

Sewer will be starting utility work on Wednesday, April 1st. This work will consist of installing new storm sewer infrastructure and lowering existing sanitary and storm sewer manholes. If required, city crews will work with individual property owners to coordinate temporary access restrictions to private properties.

Read more about the beginning of construction in the full letter to residents.

May 23, 2018

The timeline for this project has changed from reconstruction in 2019 to reconstruction in 2020.

Project Contacts

Peter Behnk, Construction Manager, [email protected] or 612-772-3883

Becca Hughes, Transportation Planner, [email protected] or 612-673-3594

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

Alebel Mehari, Project Engineer, [email protected] or 612-673-3602

Luella A Anderson (2021)

The Residential Neighborhood Reconstruction Program will reconstruct residential street segments in various locations across the city. Projects involve the entire right-of-way and will include new ADA pedestrian ramps, pavement, curb, gutter and utility improvements. Projects may also include new signage, pavement markings and bicycle facilities as needed.

Luella A Anderson Area Map

Project Status

Project Status: Engagement

Background

Public Works has identified street segments in the Luella Anderson area of Hiawatha Neighborhood for 2021 pavement improvement work. Public Works staff evaluated streets in the project area to determine suitable pavement treatment for each type of street within the project area.

Scope

City of Minneapolis Public Works is recommending street improvements in Luella Anderson in the Hiawatha neighborhood with the following scope:

Full reconstruction

  • 42nd Street East from 46th Avenue South to West River Parkway 

Renovation

  • Burton Lane – 42nd Street East to Northrop Drive
  • Coffman Lane – 42nd Street E to Northrop Drive
  • Morrill Lane – 46th Avenue South to Folwell Drive
  • Northrop Drive – Morrill Lane to Edmund Boulevard 
  • Folwell Drive – 46th Avenue South to Edmund Boulevard
  • Coffey Lane – 46th Avenue South to Folwell Drive
  • 47th Avenue South – Coffey Lane to the Dead-end
  • Edmund Blvd – 42nd St E to 38th St E

The scope of a full reconstruction includes the entire right-of-way. Elements that are part of a full street reconstruction include full removal of the existing street, subgrade correction, new pavement, intersection bump outs, curb and gutter, driveways, sidewalk (as needed), streetscape/green infrastructure (as needed), utility work (as needed), pavement markings, and signage (as needed). The reconstruction will impact local parking and pedestrian paths during construction.

The scope of renovation includes replacement of some sections of curb, gutter, driveways (as needed), sidewalk panel replacement (as needed), intersection bump outs and green infrastructure improvements (as needed), utility work (as needed), and pavement markings and signage (as needed).

Schedule

2019

  • Preliminary planning and project development

2020

  • Winter/Spring: Community engagement and preliminary design
  • Spring: Recommendation to City Council for layout approval
  • Summer/Fall: Final engineering and design

2021

  • Construction

Existing conditions

Public Works staff collected existing conditions for the project that provide additional background and contextual information. See this information in the document below.

Luella Anderson Reconstruction Area Existing Conditions

Proposed conceptual design

42nd St E Proposed Conceptual Design Layout

Public input

City staff is currently seeking input on the draft conceptual design for 42nd Street East. Public Works relies on planning guidance and community input to inform the design of streets.

Public Works intends to advance 42nd Street East layout for City Council approval by July 2020.

Staff has been engaging stakeholders from late 2019 and will continue to do so until the end of June 2020 to understand what design elements are important to residents and property owners in Luella Anderson.

There may be opportunities to explore unique features and interests specific to the neighborhood as part of this project.

 

Meetings

Luella Anderson Open House #1

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6:30-8:00pm
Hiawatha School Park – Multi-purpose room
4305 East 42nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Video presentation

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Public Works staff will not be attending in-person meetings to present the department’s recommended conceptual design for 42nd Street East. To keep stakeholders informed, and to continue to meet the project timeline, Public Works staff recorded PowerPoint presentation as a narrated video of the slides. You can watch video presentation of 42nd Street East Proposed Conceptual Design to learn more why Public Works is recommending the conceptual design, what the tradeoffs are, and an overview of the project’s design elements.

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Contact

Abdullahi Abdulle, Associate Transportation Planner; 612-673-5307 or [email protected]

Nathan Kemmer, Project engineer, 612-673-3274 or [email protected]

Contact

For questions about 2020 construction in the Southwest Windom area please contact Peter Behnk, the construction manager for the project.

For all other questions about the program, please see contact information below.

Southwest Windom construction

Peter Behnk, Construction Manager, [email protected] or 612-772-3883

Residential reconstruction program

Liz Heyman, Transportation Planner; 612 673-2460 or [email protected]  

 

Last updated Jul 9, 2020

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