Third Avenue reconstruction project begins June 3

Weather permitting, the City will begin the redesign of Third Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis Friday, June 3. The project, which extends from 16th Street East to First Street South, should be mostly completed by the end of the year.

Starting Friday, crews will remove the median between 16th Street and 12th Street, which will then be paved. Crews will continue to move north on Third Avenue removing the median and paving throughout the 2016 construction season. All lanes will reopen to traffic by the end of the construction season, with some final work taking place in 2017.

The project will take place in two phases:

Drivers should follow signed detours and expect changing detours as the project moves north on Third Avenue.

Highlights of the redesign

The completed project will:

The City is coordinating with numerous development and street construction projects in the downtown area to minimize traffic backups as much as possible. 

For additional information, visit the project website.

Published Jun 1, 2016

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