4th Street North & South Reconstruction

4th St N S 

Project Status

CIP Status Stage 1: Planning

Project Details


The City of Minneapolis proposes to reconstruct 4th Street between 2nd Avenue North and 4th Avenue South.

Construction of the proposed 0.6-mile long project is scheduled to begin in 2019 with utility work beginning in 2018 and will consist of improvements to the roadway, sidewalk, and utilities. The scope of the project will encompass the entire right-of-way and include full removal of the existing street, subgrade correction, new pavement, curb and gutter, driveways, curb extensions, sidewalk as needed, utility work as needed, pavement markings, signals, and signage. The project will also include streetscape improvements including trees planted in the boulevard, where feasible, and pedestrian-level lighting.

City staff is currently in the preliminary stages of planning and design for the project, which will be accompanied by community outreach activities to inform and guide design concepts.

Project Limits:
4th Street North and South between 2nd Avenue North and 4th Avenue South

Construction Start Date: 

Duration of Construction: 
2 years

Traffic Impact: 
Parking and lane restrictions, temporary closures

4th Street N/S photo 1   4th Street N/S photo 2 


Anticipated project schedule (subject to change):

January to April 2017: Preliminary planning & project development

April to November 2017: Preliminary design & City Council layout approval

December 2017 to early 2018: Detailed design & engineering

2018: Utility work

2019: Construction begins


Open House #1
February 13, 2017, 4-6pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Room
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Project Documents:

Project Fact Sheet (updated 2/3/17)

Open House #1 Notice Letter  (sent 1/27/17)

Open House #1 Flyer (updated 2/3/17)

Open House #1 Materials (updated 2/15/17)

Open House #1 Existing Conditions Map (updated 2/17/17)

2017 Assessment Info Packet (updated 1/25/17)*

*This packet provides general information about uniform assessment rates and how the City of Minneapolis calculates influence areas for projects like Hennepin Avenue. Public Works will not have project assessment information about individual parcels until late 2018 or early 2019.


Open House #2

October 18, 2017, 4:30-6pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Room
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Project Documents:

Open House #1 Notice   

Open House #1 Flyer

Layout (10/19/2017)

Presentation (10/18/2017)

Project Updates

January 6, 2017: The project was presented to the Bicycle Advisory Committee Engineering Subcommittee on Tuesday, December 13, 2017 between 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Colonial Warehouse Building, 212 3rd Avenue North, Suite 404 and the Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Infrastructure & Engineering Subcommittee on Thursday, December 15, 2017 between 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Minneapolis City Hall, 350 5th Street South, Room 212.

February 3, 2017: The project team has been meeting with property owners and other key stakeholders over the past month, and is hosting a public Open House on February 13, 2017 between 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Doty Board Room. There will be a short presentation at 4:30 p.m.

February 15, 2017: The materials presented at the February 13, 2017 open house have been posted in the Project Documents section.

March 3, 2017: A project survey is now available to collect additional public input. Please share your ideas by taking this survey.



Don Pflaum, Project Manager, 612-673-2129 or [email protected]

Kelsey Fogt, Project Planner, 612-673-3885 or [email protected]

Bill Fellows, Project Engineer, 612-673-5661 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 Nov 3, 2017



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