42nd Avenue North reconstruction

In 2017 and 2018, the City reconstructed 42nd Avenue North.

Project status

Project location

Project status


Project details

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. 

Project type

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.

Project limits

The 42nd Avenue North project is located in north Minneapolis from Xerxes Ave N to Lyndale Ave N.

Project schedule


  • Preliminary planning, project development, and layout approval
  • Preliminary and final draft


  • Construction

Project meetings

Victory neighborhood

April 27th, 2016 -- 7:00 p.m.
The Warren, 4400 Osseo Road

Webber-Camden neighborhood

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.

Meeting Notice

Victory neighborhood

January 25th, 2017
Meeting Presentation

Project materials:

February 2016 - Presentation
February 2016 - Posters
May 2016 - Presentation
May 2016 - Posters

Council Approved Concept Layout (July 22, 2016)

Street Lighting Update Letter to Residents (August 10, 2017)

Related projects and studies:

C Line (Penn Ave) Bus Rapid Transit


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Project updates

October 12, 2018 update
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October 9, 2018 update
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June 8, 2018 update
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November 17, 2017 update
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May 3, 2018 update
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Contact us

Public Works




Contact the Director of Public Works


City Hall
350 Fifth St. S.
Room 203
Minneapolis, MN 55415