42nd Avenue North Street Reconstruction



Project Status

CIP Status Stage 4: Construction

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 pavements markings.

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

Project Schedule:

42nd ave n street schedule

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
The North Minneapolis Greenway Project
Upper Harbor Terminal Redevelopment


Project Updates

June 8, 2018 Update: Phase 1 (Xerxes Avenue to Penn Avenue North) is complete and opened to traffic.

Phase 2 (Penn Ave N to Fremont Ave N)
Activities on June 4-8, 2018

Activities on June 11-15, 2018

Phase 3 (Fremont Ave N to Lyndale Ave N) is scheduled to begin on June 25, 2018. The roadway in this segment will be closed to traffic.

November 17, 2017 Update: The street will be open to traffic and pedestrians, including the side streets, driveways and alleys, during Phases 1 (Xerxes Avenue to Penn Avenue North) and 2 (Penn Avenue North to Fremont Avenue North) which will take place during the winter 2017 - 2018 season. The signal system at Penn Avenue North and 42nd Avenue North will be operational during this time; the new lights between James to Xerxes will also be operational.

2018: Remaining work in Phases 1 & 2 -- 2" final wear, singing and striping minor side street work

2018: Phase 3 (Lyndale Avenue North to Fremont Avenue North) -- Roadway will be closed for reconstruction.

May 3, 2018 Update: Contractor mobilized and began work on April 30, 2018.  Remaining work from 2017 will be completed on Phase I and phase II:

  1. Remove temporary pavement and replace it with concrete pavement (Bus pad) at the following locations:
    • Between Xerxes Ave N and Washburn Ave N (2 bus pads)
    • Between Washburn Ave N and Vincent Ave N (2 bus pads)
    • Between Vincent Ave N and Upton Ave N (2 bus pads)
    • Between Upton Ave N and Thomas Ave N (1 bus pad)
  2. Remove temporary bituminous pavement on the side streets and replace it with concrete pavement at the following locations:
    • North and South end of project limit at Washburn Ave, Vincent Ave N, Upton Ave N, and Sheridan Ave N
    • North end of the project limit at Thomas Ave N
    • North end of project limit at Russell Ave N  and Queen Ave N
  3. Remove temporary sidewalk and Ped ramps and replace it with concrete walks and Ped ramps at the following locations:
    • Install ped ramps at NE and NW corner Between Xerxes Ave N and Penn Ave N.
    • Install sidewalks on the North side of the roadway between Upton Ave N and Penn Ave N
    • Install sidewalks on the South side of the roadway between James Ave N and Penn Ave N.
  4. Place final wear mix asphalt and striping from Xerxes Ave N to Fremont Ave N.
  5. Continue working on lighting and signal work east of  James Ave

June 2018: Phase III from Fremont Ave N to Lyndale Ave N


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If you would like to learn more about the proposed reconstruction, request additional information, or share your ideas please contact the project team.

Contacts: Meseret Wolana, Construction Engineer, 612-673-3527
Adam Hayow, Lead Engineer, 612-673-2172

(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 Jun 12, 2018



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