Downtown East Reconstruction

In 2021, the City of Minneapolis will reconstruct 0.3 miles of multiple streets in the Downtown East area.

For more information, see below or download the Downtown East Project Fact Sheet.

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Project Status

Project Status: Design

Recommended design concept

The Public Works recommended conceptual design for the Plymouth Avenue project was approved by the Policy & Government Oversight Committee (POGO) of the City Council on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 and by the full City Council on Friday, April 10, 2020. More information and meeting agendas are available on the City's website.

The draft design concept for the Plymouth Avenue Street Reconstruction Project includes sidewalks and wider boulevards on both sides of the street, protected bike facilities on both sides of the street (behind the curb at sidewalk level), bump outs or curb extensions and raised crosswalks at most sidestreet intersections, and on-street parking on one -side of the street.

This design will improve safety for all users, greatly improve the pedestrian and bicyclist experience, add space for plantings and improved stormwater treatment, and it will also maintain vehicle access throughout the corridor.

Project limits

Approximately 0.3 miles of multiple streets will be reconstructed in the Downtown East area:


Summer 2019 – Spring 2020

Spring 2020

Spring – Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Traffic impacts

Construction is anticipated to begin in 2021. During construction, residents, businesses, and visitors may expect traffic detours, noise, vibration, and dust in work areas. In addition, temporary impacts such as lane restrictions, intersection reductions, parking restrictions or revised pedestrian and bicycle routes may be expected during construction. Property access will be maintained throughout construction. Specific construction staging and traffic detour information will be posted here as the project gets closer to construction.

Project meetings

Open House # 2

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Open Book - Performance and Meeting Room
1011 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Open House #1

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Open Book - Performance and Meeting Room
1011 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415


Bill Fellows, Project Engineer; 612-673-5661 or [email protected]

Dan Edgerton, Project Planner; 612-207-5722 or [email protected]


Last updated Apr 14, 2020



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