Category: Minnehaha Avenue

Learn about mosaic project at upcoming workshops

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By robb, January 31, 2017 6:52 am

Learn more about mosaic making and share ideas for a public art project on Minnehaha Ave! Thanks to a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council to The Longfellow Community Council, Minnehaha Avenue will soon have more than a dozen beautiful new mosaic trash cans!

Mosaic artists Greta McLain and Lori Greene will be leading 4 community workshops to teach mosaic techniques and gather ideas for the mosaic project! Join them at one of the following workshops:

Feb. 11 from 1:00 to 2:30
Parkway Pizza, 4359 Minnehaha Ave

Feb. 19 from 1:30 to 3:00
Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave

Feb. 25 from 1:00 to 2:30
East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St

Mar. 11 from 1:00 to 2:30
Selam Coffee, 3860 Minnehaha Ave

Minnehaha Mosaic Flyer

Experience Minnehaha Avenue’s reopening!

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By robb, November 7, 2016 6:36 am

Join Hennepin County, local businesses, and community and agency partners to celebrate the completion of Minnehaha Avenue.  The November 12th event will start with a community open house at Adams Triangle (41st and Minnehaha Avenue) at 11 am. Refreshments, games, bike-safety checks, and more until 12:30.  At 12:30 there will be a group bike ride and tour of the improved Minnehaha Avenue – a chance to check out first hand the new bike lanes, pedestrian improvements, and streetscaping – finishing up at Lake Street near Wilson Law Group.

Running all day until 4 pm will be the 2nd annual corridor scavenger hunt — this year the Golden Bicycle Hunt at 20+ businesses along the corridor.  Pick up a card at Adams Triangle or any participating business!  Return your cards to Adams Triangle for a prize drawing at 4:30 pm!  The day will end at Lake & Minnehaha with a variety of specials at Downtown Longfellow area businesses.

Check the Experience Minnehaha Facebook page for more information.

Experience Minnehaha Avenue Event Flyer

Construction continues on 38th Street and Minnehaha Ave

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By robb, June 30, 2016 4:30 pm

Construction in the Minnehaha Avenue area enters its final phase on July 5th and will last through fall.

  • Minnehaha Avenue: Construction activities move north to the section between Lake and 34th streets.  The road will be closed to through traffic, although a lane will remain open for local access to homes and businesses. Expect some temporary closures of intersections as they are reconstructed – note that adjacent intersections will not be closed at the same time.
  • 38th Street: The City of Minneapolis will be closing 38th Street between Hiawatha and Minnehaha avenues for a full reconstruction of the road.  Construction is expected to last three months.

Businesses Open! Minnehaha businesses will be open throughout construction, and local access via street and sidewalk will be maintained. Check out the Experience Minnehaha Facebook page for more information on activities and events throughout the summer and fall.

Project information meeting: Join the construction team at Peace Coffee on July 7th to ask questions and learn more about the status of the project:

  • Location:  Peace Coffee
  • Address:  3262 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis
  • Date:  Thursday, July 7, from 11 am to 1 pm

Additional information

Hennepin County project web site
Minnehaha detour
38th Street detour
38th Street layout

Street furnishings coming soon!

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By robb, April 19, 2016 8:55 am

The new street furniture should be showing up along the southern portion of Minnehaha Avenue within the next month or so.  Expect to see almost 50 new bike racks, 11 benches, and 35 planters in front of businesses in the area before summer.  Litter receptacles, recycling bins, and bike repair stations will be coming later in the year.

Minnehaha Street Furniture

Minnehaha reconstruction phase 2 starts April 4

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By robb, March 31, 2016 5:15 pm

Update April 7, 2016: Metro Transit has posted a revised detour for the Route 7. Northbound buses will travel regular route on Minnehaha Ave to 38th St, left on 38th St, right on Hiawatha Ave, right on 33rd St, left on Snelling Ave, right on 32nd St, left on Minnehaha Ave and resume regular route.  Southbound buses will travel regular route on Minnehaha Ave to 32nd St, right on 32nd St, left on Hiawatha Ave, left on 38th St, right on Minnehaha Ave and resume regular route. Buses will not make stops on Hiawatha Ave.

March 31, 2016: Year 2 of Minnehaha Avenue’s reconstruction will begin April 4. Construction will start with the area between 34th and 38th streets (stage 3). Stage 4 construction between 34th and Lake streets is expected to start in July.

Reconstruction details
Minnehaha Avenue will close to through traffic between those streets at 6 am Monday. During stage 3:
  • Traffic detours around the construction area use Lake Street, Hiawatha Avenue and 42nd Street.
  • Work will begin at 34th Street and progress to the south.
  • One lane of traffic will be available for local access (though it may be a gravel surface instead of paved surface).
  • All intersections in this area, with the exception of 34th Street, will be closed for approximately 10 days for reconstruction work during this stage.
  • Adjacent intersections will not be closed at the same time.
Stage 3 work between 34th and 38th streets is expected to wrap up in July. Construction will then progress to the final stage between Lake and 34th streets.
Project Open House
The Project Team will be holding an Open House to share the latest information on the project and to answer your questions. All are invited!
  • Date: April 6 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Longfellow Recreation Center
  • Address: 3435 36th Avenue South, Minneapolis
Bus detours
Metro Transit will detour Route 7 to Hiawatha Avenue during the reconstruction of Minnehaha Avenue. Detours during stage 3 of the project (34th to 38th streets) include:
  • Northbound buses will detour to Hiawatha Avenue at 40th Street and rejoin Minnehaha at 32nd Street. There will be no northbound bus stops between 40th and 32nd streets.
  • Southbound buses will relocate to Hiawatha Avenue at 32nd Street and rejoin Minnehaha at 42nd Street. There will be no southbound stops located between 32nd and 42nd streets.

Minnehaha reconstruction starts in two months

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By robb, February 15, 2016 3:34 pm

The second year of Minnehaha Avenue’s reconstruction is scheduled to begin in about two months (depending on weather). The road will be closed to through traffic and reconstructed in two main stages:

April to August: 38th to 34th Street
August to November: 34th to Lake Street

Local traffic: Local traffic will be able to use fully paved streets and walkways on all areas except the four blocks under construction. Access to businesses and residences will remain available in the four block segment under construction, though surfaces may not be paved or smooth at all times.

Crossing Minnehaha Avenue: Travelers will be able to cross Minnehaha Avenue at intersections not closed for reconstruction during construction. With the exception of Lake Street, intersections will be fully closed for approximately ten days to allow for construction in and/or around the intersection. Travelers may cross at other locations during these intersection closures.

Minnehaha reconstruction Phase 3 detour