Hiawatha Trail Gap
East side of Hiawatha Avenue from 28th Street to 32nd Street
In 1999, Hiawatha Avenue was constructed with a 12 foot wide concrete trail on the west side of the corridor. In 2004, the light rail project reduced the width of this trail significantly to a standard sidewalk width between 28th Street and 32nd Street, creating a trail gap. There is no facility on the east side of Hiawatha Avenue between 28th Street and Lake Street. There is an irregular width sidewalk on the east side of Hiawatha Avenue between Lake Street and East 32nd Street. This project would restore the bicycling connection that once existed and provide a safe place for pedestrians.
- Identified in 2011 Bicycle Master Plan
- Project location is on the east side of Hiawatha from 28th Street to 32nd Street
- Budget of $1.35 million; paid for by City of Minneapolis funding
- Project to be constructed within MnDOT Right-of-way in 2018.
Public Open House
6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017
November 29, 2018:
Phase I of the project between 28th St E and Lake St E is substantially complete. Work on Phase II will begin next spring between Lake St E and 32nd St E.
October 19, 2018:
The contractor is finishing up removing vegetation and underlying soil between Lake St and 28th St E. Public Works crews are following closely behind with grading in preparation for paving of the bike trail and sidewalk.
Meseret Wolana, 612-673-3527 or [email protected]
(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 Feb 21, 2019