Franklin Ave SE and Bedford St SE - Intersection Improvements

Franklin Ave SE Bedford St SE

The City of Minneapolis proposes to simplify the intersection of Franklin Ave SE and Bedford St SE to improve the experience for all users, especially people walking. The proposed project is scheduled to start and finish in 2018. The project is funded by the City’s Pedestrian Safety Program and supports the City’s multidisciplinary commitment to Vision Zero – a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries on Minneapolis streets.

Project Status

 CIP Status Stage 1: Planning

Project Goals

The project need originated from nearby residents during planning for the 2016 Franklin Ave SE resurfacing project. After further review, Public Works is proposing improvements to the Franklin Ave SE and Bedford St SE intersection that aim to:

  1. Make the intersection more “legible” for all users
  2. Reduce crossing distance for people walking
  3. Improve sightlines for people crossing Franklin Ave SE
  4. Reduce driver speeds on Bedford St SE

Project Schedule

Franklin Ave Project Schedule

Project Documents

Pedestrian Safety Program Fact Sheet

Franklin-Bedford Project Fact Sheet

Franklin-Bedford Preliminary Intersection Concept

Project Updates

November 3, 2017: Public Works will be attending the regularly scheduled Prospect Park Association Transportation Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm to share information about the project and answer questions. The meeting is located at the Hampton Inn at 2812 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

Contact

If you would like to learn more about the proposed project, request additional information, or share your ideas, please visit the project website or contact the project team using the contact information provided below. 

Simon Blenski, Project Planner
simon.blenski@minneapolismn.gov
612-673-5012

Bill Fellows, Project Engineer
bill.fellows@minneapolismn.gov
612-673-5661
 

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Last updated Nov 7, 2017

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