1st St and 8th Ave N Resurfacing

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The City of Minneapolis, Public Works Department, plans to resurface and provide new striping to include bicycle lanes on 1st St N and 8th Ave N. Resurfacing and inclusion of the bicycle lanes will follow a phased approach:

1st St and 8th Ave Resurfacing Webmap

Project goals

The goals of this bikeway project include:


Winter 2019 - Late Winter 2020

Winter - Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Construction Season 2021

Existing conditions

Average number of daily users

PedestrianBicycleMotor Vehicle

Minneapolis Public Works (2010, 2012, 2014). Four locations on 1st St N were averaged to determine motor vehicle daily users.
Minneapolis Public Works- Minneapolis Pedestrian and Bicyclist Daily Traffic Counts. Pedestrian and bicycle counts are generated from a count location on 2nd St N midblock between 2nd Ave N and 3rd Ave N in the year 2016.

Reported crashes

Reported crashes by travel mode on 1st St N and 8th Ave N between Hennepin Ave and 2nd St N.

Travel ModeReported CrashesCrashes with Injuries
Motor Vehicle190
Total Crashes20*1*

Source: Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2016-2020

*Note: There were 12 additional crashes identified as "Other". Of those, one crash resulted in injuries.

Existing street design

1st St and 8th Ave

1st St and 8th Ave Existing Cross Section Graphic

Proposed street design

See the proposed street cross sections below, as well as the full street design layout.

8th Ave N, 1st St N from 4th to 8th Ave N

Cross Section A - for web 9-16-20

1st St N, 1st Ave N to 8th Ave N

Cross Section B - for web 9-16-20

1st St N, Hennepin to 1st Ave N

Cross Section C - for web 9-16-20


Kristian Zimmerman, Associate Transportation Planner; 612-673-5011 or [email protected]


Last updated Sep 25, 2020



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