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Minnehaha Ave (CSAH 48)

Hennepin County webpage for this project

Project Type:
This program is a cooperative program between the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County to help reconstruct County State Aid Highway (CSAH) segments that fall with in the city limits.  These projects were last constructed in the mid to late 1950's and are at or past the end of their serviceable lives.  The streets in this program have a high volume of traffic, and are exhibiting signs of severe deterioration.  These streets are past the point where maintenance will insure a safe and pothole free surface.  Public Works/Street Maintenance has received a tremendous amount of complaints regarding these streets which already require extraordinary maintenance.  Therefore, the City is requesting that the total reconstruction of these streets be done as early as possible.

A tremendous amount of money is spent on maintenance on several County State-Aid Highways which are beyond ordinary repair.  Extraordinary maintenance drains resources and is not an efficient use of limited maintenance funds.  This program will reconstruct those CSAH roadways that were built over 40 years ago.  If these roadways are not reconstructed, the surface will deteriorate even more which will discourage traffic from using these streets.  If the traffic does not use these streets, it will use adjacent residential streets not intended nor built for high traffic volumes. 

Watermain Construction:
Bringing tap water to homes and businesses throughout Minneapolis requires an extensive network of pipes. There are around a thousand miles of underground water mains in the city that bring clean water from our treatment facilities to your faucet.  To make sure the water you get is of high quality, the City of Minneapolis cleans and lines approximately seven miles of water mains each construction season.  As part of that effort, The City of Minneapolis is cleaning and lining Minnehaha Ave water main in coordination with the County’s reconstruction of the roadway.  If you have questions regarding the water main work, please contact Mike Almsted at 612.673.5410/ [email protected] .  You can also find information regarding the cleaning and lining process at the City’s website: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/publicworks/water/water_watermain

Project Limits:
The project is located in south Minneapolis on Minnehaha Ave from Lake St E to 46th St E.  The project is adjacent to the Nawadaha Blvd & Minnehaha Reconstruction Project and the 38th St E Reconstruction Project.

Construction Start Date:
The project is scheduled for 2015-2016.

Planned Construction Dates:
46th St E to 42nd St E:
April to July 2015
42nd St E to 38th  St E: July to Nov 2015
38th St E to 34th St E: April to July 2016
34th St E to Lake St E: July to Nov 2016

Detour Information:
Detour information is located on the County's Project Website and will be updated throughouth the project.

Assessment Information:
Example Assessment Package
Areaway Notice Package

Public Meetings:

April 8, 2015 Meeting:
Public pre-construction information meeting: 6-7pm at Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36th Ave S, Minneapolis 

January 13, 2015
Pre-Assessment Public Meeting
Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church
4101 37th Ave S,
Minneapolis, Mn 55406

January 20, 2015
Public Hearing before City Council
City Hall, Minneapolis

County Project Hotline: 612-930-4211
Assessments: Suzette Hjermstad 612-673-2401

City Project Contact: Chris Engelmann 612-673-3274
Water Project Contact: Mike Almsted 612-673-5410

Project Updates:
January 2015
May 21, 2014: Water Work
September 30 & October 2, 2013

(Note: Project information may change due to scheduling, weather, or other factors outside of our control. Listings will be updated as new information becomes available.) Citizens concerned with pedestrian access during construction should contact the project manager directly.

Last updated Feb 2, 2016



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