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

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.



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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 Dec 13, 2017



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