Hennepin Uptown reconstruction

Between 2018 and 2019, the City of Minneapolis is reconstructing Hennepin Ave in the Uptown area between Lake St and 36th St W.
Project location

Project status



In addition to addressing aging street infrastructure, the goals of this project include improving the overall experience for users of this corridor by enhancing the pedestrian realm, making the corridor more walkable and transit and bicycle-friendly, calming traffic, and creating a more livable environment for all. The City Council-approved street layout for Hennepin Avenue can be found under the "Project Documents" section.

Project details

Project limits

Hennepin Ave S between Lake St W and 36th St W

Construction start date

May 2018

Starting at 36th Street West up to 31st Street Weston the east side of the street, then the west side.

Activity block between 31st Street West and Lake Street will start after the Uptown Art Fair is over.

Duration of construction

May - November 2018

Traffic impact

See Metro Transit Rider Alerts for the most up-to-date transit detour information.

The 2019 approved detour will use Lyndale Ave S, as shown below:

approved detour route


W 31st ST crosswalk



Photos show the existing street at Hennepin Avenue in Uptown.


Anticipated project schedule (subject to change):

  • January-April 2017: Preliminary planning & project development
  • June 2017: Preliminary design & City Council layout approval
  • Summer-Fall 2017: Detailed design & engineering
  • 2018: Construction

Project documents

Construction Phase FAQ

Meeting Notice Letter, April 4, 2018


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Project updates

June 14, 2019 update
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June 7, 2019 Update
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May 31, 2019 Update
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May 24, 2019 Update
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May 17, 2019 Update
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May 9, 2019 Update
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June 22, 2018 Update
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June 8, 2018 Update
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Design phase information

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Contact us

Stephanie Malmberg

Construction Engineer

Public Works



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Contact the Director of Public Works


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