Hiawatha-Lake Interchange Study


Project Details

The purpose of this study is to develop potential solutions to improve the pedestrian and bicycle environment at the Hiawatha-Lake interchange while maintaining vehicle operations on Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue. The study is being led by the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County with assistance from Metro Transit and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. At the time of this study, no participating agencies have programmed projects or improvements in their capital improvement programs.

Why is this study being done? 

While improving the pedestrian environment was the primary purpose of the study, several multimodal goals emerged through the process, as summarized below:

 · Improve pedestrian and bicyclist comfort, safety, and security, and minimize delay at signals
 · Ensure the roadway configuration supports all transit movements and facilitates efficient transit operations
 · Reallocate right-of-way from vehicle lanes to sidewalk space where feasible to accommodate improved transit infrastructure, including arterial bus rapid transit stations 
 · Create a dedicated connection between nearby bicycle trails and the Blue Line Lake Street Station

Project Contacts:
Simon Blenski, Minneapolis Public Works, 612-673-5012
Bob Byers, Hennepin County Public Works, 612-596-0354

Project Materials:
Hi-Lake Interchange Study
Hi-Lake Interchange Appendices
Hi-Lake Interchange Study Presentation (February 2016)

(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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