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54th St E Resurfacing

Project Type:
This is a paving resurfacing project. Resurfacing projects use a mill and overlay process.  This process will consist of removing a portion of the existing asphalt pavement surface and placing a new surface over the entire street. The purpose of the resurfacing program is to extend the life of a roadway by approximately 10 years.  Without this program, streets in the in the program would not see surface improvements for many years.

Additionally, Minneapolis Traffic and Parking Services is upgrading signal systems at Chicago Avenue and at 12th Ave S.  This will involve replacing signal foundations and conduit.

Project Limits:
The resurfacing project is located in south Minneapolis on 54th St E from Portland Ave to W Lake Nokomis Parkway.  Portland to Bloomington was originally pave in 1961 or 52 years ago.  Bloomington to W Lake Nokomis Parkway was originally paved in 1973 or 40 years ago.

Construction Start Date:
Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of April 22nd, 2013.

Length of Construction:
The length of construction for this project will be approximately one week.

Traffic Impact:
The work will be performed during full or partial road closures.  Please note that street parking will be impacted and short term intermittent access restrictions may occur.  When construction work will be done on a particular street in the project area, the street will be posted NO PARKING prior to work on that particular street.

Pre-payment Information:
Prepayment is made to the Minneapolis Finance Department.  Pay statements are sent only by request and the taxpayer is solely responsible for obtaining said statement.  Full prepayments may be accepted only through December 31st, 2013 without interest.  Partial prepayments are not provided for.  No further notice of prepayment will be published.  Persons who wish to prepay the entire assessment lump sum without interest charges may do so by contacting the Minneapolis City Engineer's Special Assessment Office, 309 2nd Ave S, Room 209, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2268, or telephone (612)673-2401. 

Contact:  Chris Trembath   612-919-1196

Pre-Public Hearing: 6:30 PM, Thursday, March 7, Pearl Recreation Center, 414 E Diamond Lake Road
Formal Public Hearing: 9:45 AM, Tuesday, March 19, Council Chambers, City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, 3rd Floor

Project Updates: 
Link to frequently asked questions.

July 2, 2013:
This project is complete.  Crack sealing will take place in 2014.

June 25, 2013: The portion from 11th Ave S to Portland is scheduled to begin on Friday, June 28 and be completed on Saturday, June 29.
June 18, 2013: The portion from 11th Ave S to Portland Ave is scheduled to begin tentatively the week of July 8th.
June 4, 2013:  The portion from West Lake Nokomis to 11th Ave S is complete, with crack sealing to take place in 2014.  The portion from 11th Ave S to Portland is scheduled to begin tentatively the week of June 24th.

April 29, 2013:  Resurfacing is complete between 11th Ave S and W Nokomis Parkway.  Crack sealing to take place in 2014.  E 54th St, between 11th and Portland, will be resurfaced later this summer.
April 23, 2013:  Construction from Portland Ave to 11th Ave S has been postponed to later in 2013 due to the recent snow.

(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 May 29, 2014



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