Hennepin/First Avenue Transportation Study

Study Details

The City of Minneapolis is leading a multimodal transportation study to evaluate the existing transportation system and a range of roadway alternatives in the Nicollet Island-East Bank and Marcy Holmes neighborhoods. This study will focus on the Hennepin and First Avenue corridors between Main Street Southeast and 7th Street Southeast, while also evaluating interconnecting streets within the study area.

Note: Currently there are no planned or programmed improvements along the Hennepin and First Avenue corridors.

Why is this study being done?

This planning study will examine one-way, two-way, and hybrid roadway configurations along the Hennepin and First Avenue corridors with consideration for quality of life, access, safety, connectivity, and mobility for all modes of travel. The study will be coordinated amongst City, County, MnDOT, and Metro Transit staff to identify draft roadway concepts and document impacts (i.e., pros and cons) associated with any potential implementation.

There will be particular attention to the following elements:
 · access to and from primary destination points,
 · innovative pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure,
 · providing a safe environment for all travel modes, 
 · alignment with future development plans,
 · changes in traffic operations and parking demand,
 · existing and planned transit service, and
 · consideration of travel through the study area.

Key Study Tasks:
 · Data Collection
 · Existing Conditions Inventory and Analysis
 · Alternatives Analysis
 · Traffic Operations Analysis
 · Concept Development and Evaluation
 · Documentation and Final Report

Study Duration:
This study will be conducted over the course of twelve months, between May 2015 and April 2016.


Existing Conditions Summary
Final Report

Meeting Materials:

Meeting #1 Presentation
Meeting #1 Minutes

Meeting #2 Presentation
Meeting #2 Evaluation Process
Meeting #2 Minutes

Meeting #3 Presentation
Meeting #3 Minutes
Meeting #3 Concept Detailed Analysis

Contact: Nathan Koster, 612-673-3638


(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 Dec 20, 2016



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