In 2017 and 2018, the City reconstructed 42nd Avenue North.
The City of Minneapolis proposes to reconstruct 42nd Avenue North between Xerxes Avenue North and Lyndale Avenue North. The proposed project is scheduled to occur over the 2017 and 2018 construction seasons and will consist of improvements to the roadway, sidewalk, and utilities. 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.
This project encompasses the entire right-of-way and will address deteriorating pavement conditions, gaps in the sidewalk network, non-ADA compliant pedestrian walkways, the on-street bicycle facility, and needed utility improvements. The project is also planned to include improvements to the traffic signals, as well as new signage, curb/gutter, and pavement markings.
The 42nd Avenue North project is located in north Minneapolis from Xerxes Ave N to Lyndale Ave N.
Preliminary planning, project development, and layout approval
Preliminary and final draft
April 27th, 2016 -- 7:00 p.m. The Warren, 4400 Osseo Road
May 5th, 2016 -- 6:30 p.m. 1206 37th Avenue North
Community meeting #2
May 16th, 2016 -- 6:00-8:00 p.m. Webber Park Community Center 4300 Webber Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55412
The community meeting is being held to present the proposed street design concept and address any questions that you may have about the 42nd Avenue North reconstruction project. Project staff from the Department of Public Works will be in attendance to provide an overview of the project and talk with residents, businesses, and stakeholders. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the project and ask questions, with a formal presentation provided at 6:15 p.m.
The street will be open to traffic and pedestrians, including the side streets, driveways and alleys, during Phases 1 (Xerxes Avenue to Penn Avenue North) and 2 (Penn Avenue North to Fremont Avenue North) which will take place during the winter 2017 - 2018 season. The signal system at Penn Avenue North and 42nd Avenue North will be operational during this time; the new lights between James to Xerxes will also be operational.
2018: Remaining work in Phases 1 & 2 -- 2" final wear, singing and striping minor side street work
2018: Phase 3 (Lyndale Avenue North to Fremont Avenue North) -- Roadway will be closed for reconstruction.