Posts tagged: construction

CenterPoint Energy begins work north of 32nd Street

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By robb, May 11, 2016 2:36 pm

CenterPoint Energy is about to begin an upgrade of natural gas pipeline under Minnehaha Avenue and 26th Avenue from 32nd Street north to 22nd Street. Construction is expected to start the week of May 23rd and take three months. The work is being coordinated with the County’s reconstruction of Minnehaha Avenue. Click the CenterPoint project website for more information.

Center Point Energy construction area map

Minnehaha reconstruction open house

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By robb, April 6, 2015 8:22 am
The County will be holding a public open house to share the latest information about the Minnehaha Ave reconstruction project and to answer your questions about the project.

A reminder that construction on the segment between Nawadaha Blvd to 42nd Street is expected to start in mid-April.  For more information, check the Spring Project Update.

38th Street reconstruction planned

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By robb, September 29, 2014 11:28 am

The City of Minneapolis is planning a full reconstruction of 38th Street between Minnehaha and Hiawatha avenues in 2016.

This project was identified as a priority in the Minnehaha-Hiawatha Community Works framework document to support multi-modal access and economic vitality in the area.  The current roadway is an important connection to the 38th Street LRT station from the Longfellow neighborhood.  However, the road lacks boulevards, trees, lighting, and bike facilities which support pedestrian and bike access to the station.

The project is in the preliminary design phase.  Minneapolis will be holding an informational meeting to get comments and answer questions on the project:

  • Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
  • Time: 5:00 pm
  • Location: Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church
  • Address: 4101 37th Avenue South

Check the project website for more information.

38th Street Preliminary Design

Hiawatha projects update

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By robb, June 11, 2014 10:29 am

Update 06.13:  Expect Hiawatha to be reduced to one lane Tuesday and Wednesday next week for median tree planting.

Project work along Hiawatha Avenue will be continuing for the next few weeks and should be completed by Independence Day.

Hiawatha Intersection Improvements: A few final areas of concrete need to be poured.  APS signals still need to be installed at the intersections.  Striping of the crosswalks and bike lanes along 32nd Street will start next week.

Hiawatha Avenue Landscaping: Around 165 trees and stumps have been removed from the corridor.  Tree planting will begin later this week in the boulevards.  Median tree planting is planned for next week and will require Hiawatha Ave to be reduced to one lane of traffic [lane closures are limited to off-peak hours].

Thanks for your patience as we work toward a more pedestrian, bike, transit, and vehicle-friendly Hiawatha Avenue.

Hiawatha Ave Construction Image

Hiawatha landscape restoration begins

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By robb, June 4, 2014 7:18 am

Construction is beginning on a project to improve the landscaping along Hiawatha Avenue.  Starting this week, our contractors will begin removing approximately 165 trees along Hiawatha Avenue from 32nd to 46th streets.  Expect some temporary lane closures as the contractors work in the medians on removals and restoration.

The removed trees will be chipped and dropped off at the Park Board’s neighborhood wood chip site at 29th Street East and 18th Ave South.

Replacing these trees will be 350 trees in the boulevards, median, and in the area between the LRT line and bike/ped trail.  These trees will include 16 different species proven to withstand harsh urban environments:

Scarlet Jewel Maple Autumn Blaze Maple
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry Common Hackberry
Eastern Redbud Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn
Princeton Sentry Ginkgo Espresso Kentucky Coffeetree
Amur Maackia Pink Spire Crab
Prairifire Crab Apple Red Jewell Crab Apple
Spring Snow Crab Apple Urban Pinnacle Oak
Sentry American Linden Princeton Elm

These trees will not only improve the aesthics of the corridor, but also help improve air quality and create a better environment for pedestrians and bikers in the area.  More information is available on the project webpage.

City water main work under Minnehaha Avenue

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By robb, May 16, 2014 2:54 pm

The Minneapolis Water department will be cleaning and lining the existing water main that runs on the west side of Minnehaha Avenue.   They will do the section from East 38th Street to Nawadaha Boulevard in 2014 and the section from Lake Street to East 38th Street in 2015.

There are three stages involved in this process.

  1. The City is setting up traffic control and temporary water service, and they are digging access holes in street (10-by-10 foot openings at 500 to 600 foot intervals).
  2. In a few weeks, a contracting crew will use the access holes to clean the water main.  A second crew will follow and spray a cement/mortar lining on the freshly cleaned interior of the main.  Work will continue down the main.
  3. As the contractor finishes its work, City forces will install new main to replace the sections that were cut out and disinfect the entire segment.  When the main is ready for service the holes will be filled and street restored.

Because of the amount of time needed for set up, cleaning and lining, and reinstatement, Minneapolis Water chose to do this work one year prior to the County’s reconstruction of Minnehaha.  The contractor’s work is scheduled to begin on June 3 and finish around July 4.

Properties near access holes will occasionally see no parking signs posted in front of their property for brief periods to accommodate loading and unloading of material.