Bryant Ave S Street Reconstruction
In 2022, the City of Minneapolis plans to reconstruct the street on Bryant Ave S from Lake St to 50th St W.
For more information, view and download the Bryant Ave S Reconstruction Fact Sheet.
Save the date! December 10, 2020 virtual open house
The City of Minneapolis is hosting its second virtual open house for the Bryant Avenue Reconstruction project. The purpose of the meeting will be to share project updates and solicit input from the public on draft design concepts for the reconstruction of Bryant Avenue S. Join project staff for a presentation followed by a Q & A session!
- Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
- Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
We will be conducting the open house using Microsoft Teams. The link to join the virtual meeting will be available here on the day of the virtual open house.
What we've been working on
- We’ve introduced and shared information about the project with over 40 businesses along the corridor, three neighborhood groups, and many corridor residents
- Haven’t connected with us yet? Please contact us (contact information below).
Green infrastructure analysis
- A goal of this project is to use green infrastructure to collect and treat stormwater runoff. To meet this goal, we’ve been working to identify the locations along the corridor where the City has opportunities to implement green infrastructure and where green infrastructure would have the highest positive impact.
- To learn more about green infrastructure opportunities on Bryant Ave S, view our green infrastructure opportunities fact sheet.
- Along Bryant Avenue the City’s right of way is 60 feet wide, but within this right of way there are many encroachments, such as existing retaining walls, stairs, trees, and landscaping, that limit the ability to use the full 60-foot right-of-way.
- We have reviewed the encroachments along the entire corridor and identified the blocks where we think constructing out to the full 60 feet is reasonable. Overall, we’ve found there are 5 blocks with limited encroachments, meaning the entire 60 feet of public right of way is available for this project to use.
- We’ve also found that at business nodes, generally, there is 60 feet of public right-of-way available to use.
Lyndale Ave S traffic patterns analysis
- As part of this work, we are exploring what it would look like to move transit from Bryant Ave S to Lyndale Ave S to balance the space required for all users in the corridor while meeting the project goal of supporting existing and future transit service in the area.
- We’ve found that most intersections on Lyndale Ave S generally operate at an acceptable level today and we can expect this to continue at most intersections into the foreseeable future.
May 12, 2020 virtual open house
Public Works held a virtual open house on May 12, 2020 to kick off the project. A full recording, a transcript of the questions received during the event, and answers to frequently asked questions are all available below:
- Virtual Open House Recording
- Presentation Slides
- Transcript of Questions Received
- Frequently Asked Questions
We also have a shorter presentation discussing similar materials that you can listen to:
- Improve pedestrian safety and access
- Create an All Ages and Abilities bicycle connection in the area
- Support existing and future transit service in the area
- Use green infrastructure to collect and treat stormwater runoff
- Accommodate business deliveries and customer access
Project survey and feedback map
Thank you for taking our survey and providing comments on the interactive map. Please see the below summary of feedback received throughout our initial project engagement. The below summaries include an overview of feedback received across all three online engagement forums, including the Live Open House, Bryant Ave South Wiki Map and Survey. Also included below are the appendices with detailed engagement summaries and graphics (Appendix A) plus the raw comments received from the online survey (Appendix B).
Summary Appendix A (detailed engagement summary)
Summary Appendix B (Raw survey responses)
How we are currently engaging with stakeholders
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Public Works staff are currently not hosting or attending in-person meetings. Through at least May 4, 2020, all project outreach and discussions will occur online and over the phone.
The Bryant Ave S project is currently programmed to begin construction in 2022; however, as a part of the upcoming Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) cycle, Public Works will recommend moving the project forward in the CIP so the reconstruction can begin in 2022. The conceptual design phase of the project, including stakeholder engagement, will begin in early 2020.
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Liz Heyman, Senior Transportation Planner
Trey Joiner, Associate Transportation Planner
Last updated Nov 19, 2020