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Residential Reconstruction Program

The Residential Neighborhood Reconstruction Program will reconstruct residential street segments in various locations across the city. Projects involve the entire right-of-way and will include new ADA pedestrian ramps, pavement, curb, gutter and utility improvements. Projects may also include new signage, pavement markings and bicycle facilities as needed.

Residential Reconstruction Map

Project Areas

Hoyer Heights/Waite Park (2020)

Hoyer Heights Project Area Webmap 5-22-18

Project status

Project Status: Construction

 Project background

Public Works has identified street segments in the Waite Park Neighborhood as a 2020 Residential Reconstruction Program project.  The objective of this annual program is to reconstruct residential street segments in various locations across the City that are in poor condition and no longer candidates for resurfacing or rehabilitation. The reconstruction will occur after completion of the sanitary sewer project and gas main replacement project in the same area.

Project scope

The City of Minneapolis proposes to reconstruct the following street segments:

  • 36 ½ Ave NE - 37th Ave NE to Buchanan St NE
  • Fillmore St NE – 37th Ave to 36 ½ Ave NE
  • Pierce St NE– 37th Ave to 36 ½ Ave NE
  • Pierce Place NE– 37th Ave to 36 ½ Ave NE
  • Buchanan St NE– 37th Ave to railroad crossing
  • Lincoln St NE– 37th Ave to railroad crossing

The proposed 0.66 mile project is scheduled to occur over the course of the 2019-2020 construction seasons. The scope of the project will encompass the entire right-of-way and will include full removal of the existing street, subgrade correction, new pavement, curb and gutter, driveways, sidewalks as needed, utility work as needed, and signage.
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.  Public Works relies on planning guidance and community input to inform the design of streets.

Green infrastructure

Tree trenches will be installed in the boulevards along three streets as part of this project: Fillmore St. NE, Buchanan St. NE, and Lincoln St. NE. Boulevard trees provide environmental benefits through shade and by capturing carbon, and these specific tree trenches are also designed to improve the quality of stormwater runoff. All tree trenches will have a small swale to convey water. The standard tree trench will have a native seed mix of prairie grasses or flowering plants.

Project design

See the Hoyer Heights Proposed Street Design Layout.

Timeline

Spring and Summer 2018

Public Works will be engaging stakeholders to understand what design elements are important to consider in the Waite Park Neighborhood. There may be opportunities to explore unique features and interests specific to the neighborhood as part of this project.

Fall 2018

Public Works intends to advance a layout of these streets for City Council approval.

Summer 2020

Construction is anticipated to start early June of 2020. 

Public input

Virtual Pre-Construction Meeting
Tuesday, May 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Virtually via Microsoft Teams
Pre-Construction Meeting Presentation

Hoyer Heights Open House #3
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Waite Park Recreation Center
1810 34th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Meeting Flyer
Meeting Summary
Meeting Materials 

Hoyer Heights Open House #2
Thursday, October 4th, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Waite Park Recreation Center
1810 34th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Meeting Summary
Exhibit Boards

Hoyer Heights Open House #1
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 6:30-8:00pm
Waite Park Recreation Center
1810 34th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Meeting Summary
Exhibit Boards

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Contacts

Alebel Mehari, Construction Engineer; 612-673-3602 or [email protected]

Iskandar Umar, Chief Field Inspector; 612-368-5668 or [email protected]

Southwest Windom (2020)

Public Works has identified street segments in the Windom Neighborhood as a 2020 Residential Reconstruction Program project.  The objective of this annual program is to reconstruct residential street segments in various locations across the City that are in poor condition and no longer candidates for resurfacing or rehabilitation.

See project details for the Southwest Windom project in the Project Handout

SW Windom Reconstruction Area Webmap

Project Status

 Project Status: Construction

Project Scope

The City of Minneapolis proposes to reconstruct the following street segments:

  • West 61st Street – east to Lyndale Avenue South
  • West 62nd Street – east to Aldrich Avenue South
  • Dupont Avenue South – between West 61st Street and West 62nd Street
  • Colfax Lane South – between West 61st Street and Aldrich Avenue South
  • Aldrich Avenue South – between Colfax Lane South and West 62nd Street

The proposed .86 mile long project is scheduled to occur over the course of the 2020 construction season. The scope of the project will encompass the entire right-of-way and will include full removal of the existing street, subgrade correction, new pavement, curb and gutter, driveways, sidewalks as needed, utility work as needed, and signage.  The project will also include streetscape improvements including trees planted in the boulevard.

This project is part of the city’s initiative to include green infrastructure for stormwater management on road projects. Rain gardens will be installed in the bumpouts on W 61st St, and a swale and rain garden will be installed along W 62nd St. These practices will help to improve stormwater quality and improve habitat through use of native plants. 

Construction

Work hours

7am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. No weekend work is anticipated at this time.

Construction Access

Vehicle access will be maintained throughout the neighborhood through all phases of the project. Delays can be expected where large construction equipment is required, so please be patient and plan ahead if you need to leave or enter an active construction zone.

Staging

The project is going to be broken up into sections. View the sections in the Southwest Windom staging plan. Each stage is expected to take a 3-4 weeks to reconstruct. There will be overlap in stages when sewer works ahead of paving to keep the project progressing. 

Construction updates

Week of April 27, 2020

  • Pavement removals for Phase 3 (Colfax Lane) will continue into Monday
  • Beginning next week, Sewer will be doing utility work on either end of Aldrich Ave. Only one end will be worked on at a time to maintain access for residents on Aldrich Ave.
  • If sewer crews complete work on Aldrich before the end of the week, they will begin installing a new storm sewer main starting at 61st St W and Colfax Ave

Week of April 20, 2020

  • Utility work is expected to wrap up in phase 1.
  • On Friday, Phase 3 (Colfax and Aldrich) street pavement removals will begin to give Sewer department a head start on utility work in this area. Phase 2 will be skipped for now.

Week of April 13, 2020

  • Stage 1 pavement removals will begin on Monday.
  • Following removals, the street will be reduced to gravel, which will be ramped at driveways and access points to maintain vehicle access.
  • New storm drain installation at both intersections of Dupont.

Week of April 6, 2020

  • Lowering manholes throughout the neighborhood
  • This work began on April 1st at stage 1 and will follow the staging progression. It is expected to wrap up by Friday, April 10th
  • Sewer may begin installing new storm drains at 61st and Dupont if they complete MH lowering before Friday. This will involve areas of pavement removal and trenching in the street.

Week of March 30, 2020

  • Stage 1 curb & gutter, street, and driveway apron paving.
  • Driveways will require a minimum 3-day curing period. Park cars in alleys or adjacent blocks where work isn’t going on.
  • Crews will be in contact with individual properties to coordinate this work.

Project schedule

SW Windom Timeline Graphic

Public input

In the preliminary stages of planning and design for the project, Public Works conducted community outreach activities to help inform and guide design concepts, and to explore unique features and interests specific to the neighborhood as part of this project.

We presented a layout of these streets for City Council approval in 2019.

Project Meetings

Community Open House #1
June 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Multi-Purpose Room, Windom Community Center
5843 Wentworth Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Meeting Presentation

Community Open House #2
May 1, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Multi-Purpose Room, Windom Community Center
5843 Wentworth Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Project Documents

Southwest Windom Existing Conditions and Proposed Design Layouts

Community Meeting Boards

Actions and Final Layout Approval

Project Updates

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March 27, 2020

Sewer will be starting utility work on Wednesday, April 1st. This work will consist of installing new storm sewer infrastructure and lowering existing sanitary and storm sewer manholes. If required, city crews will work with individual property owners to coordinate temporary access restrictions to private properties.

Read more about the beginning of construction in the full letter to residents.

May 23, 2018

The timeline for this project has changed from reconstruction in 2019 to reconstruction in 2020.

Project Contacts

Peter Behnk, Construction Manager, [email protected] or 612-772-3883

Becca Hughes, Transportation Planner, [email protected] or 612-673-3594

Beverly Warmka, Project Engineer, [email protected] or 612-673-3762

Alebel Mehari, Project Engineer, [email protected] or 612-673-3602

Luella A Anderson (2021)

The Residential Neighborhood Reconstruction Program will reconstruct residential street segments in various locations across the city. Projects involve the entire right-of-way and will include new ADA pedestrian ramps, pavement, curb, gutter and utility improvements. Projects may also include new signage, pavement markings and bicycle facilities as needed.

Luella A Anderson Area Map

Project Status

Project Status: Engagement

Project background

Public Works has identified street segments in the Luella Anderson area of Hiawatha Neighborhood for 2021 pavement improvement work. Public Works staff evaluated streets in the project area to determine suitable pavement treatment for each type of street within the project area.

Project scope

Public Works staff are evaluating the scope of the project. Scope details will be shared during the upcoming project engagement events. At this time, location and time for the second open house for the project has not been identified. Once location and time has been identified for the second open house, this website will be updated with that information. Residents and institutions in the project area can expect open house invitations through the mail.

Project schedule

2019

  • Preliminary planning and project development

2020

  • Winter/Spring: Community engagement and preliminary design
  • Spring: Recommendation to City Council for layout approval
  • Summer/Fall: Final engineering and design

2021

  • Construction

Existing conditions

Public Works staff collected existing conditions for the project that provide additional background and contextual information. See this information in the document below.

Luella Anderson Reconstruction Area Existing Conditions

Public input

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.

Public Works relies on planning guidance and community input to inform the design of streets.

Public Works intends to advance a layout of the reconstruction segments for City Council approval by spring of 2020.

Staff will be engaging stakeholders late 2019 through early 2020 to understand what design elements are important to the residents of Luella Anderson.

There may be opportunities to explore unique features and interests specific to the neighborhood as part of this project.

Meetings

Luella Anderson Open House #1

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6:30-8:00pm
Hiawatha School Park – Multi-purpose room
4305 East 42nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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Contact

Abdullahi Abdulle, Associate Transportation Planner; 612-673-5307 or [email protected]

Nathan Kemmer, Project engineer, 612-673-3274 or [email protected]

Contact

For questions about 2020 construction in the Southwest Windom area please contact Peter Behnk, the construction manager for the project.

For all other questions about the program, please see contact information below.

Southwest Windom construction

Peter Behnk, Construction Manager, [email protected] or 612-772-3883

Residential reconstruction program

Liz Heyman, Transportation Planner; 612 673-2460 or [email protected]  

 

Last updated May 28, 2020

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