The 8th Street Reconstruction Project between Hennepin Avenue and Park Avenue is nearing completion. The purpose of the project was to:
Improve the condition of the infrastructure for pedestrians, transit, and vehicles
Improve pedestrian safety and the pedestrian realm by providing cross walks with pedestrian curb ramps, durable crosswalk markings, wider sidewalks, count-down timers, landscaping, and lighting
Improve transit operations through the corridor by allowing for the implementation of enhanced transit amenities at select locations, including larger waiting areas for transit stops
Over the summer, construction crews completed roadway, sidewalk and storm sewer facility replacements as well as traffic signals and crosswalk enhancements.
Cleanup work, temporary pavement marking, and planter box excavation are underway and are anticipated to be completed in mid-November. Street lighting and signal systems will be completed by mid-December. Once work is substantially completed, traffic lanes will be reestablished to through traffic and buses will reroute back onto 8th Street.
CONSTRUCTION TO RESUME NEXT SPRING 2020
There is still work remaining on 8th Street. Beginning next spring 2020, construction crews will return to complete the final stretch of 8th Street between Park Avenue and Chicago Avenue. Final restoration including landscaping, permanent pavement marking, select pavement panel replacement and bike rack installation will also occur next spring.
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If you have questions about this project, or you would like someone to visit your group, please contact the Minneapolis Project Manager - Adam Hayow.
Adam Hayow, Minneapolis Project Manager
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