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Sep102018

11th Avenue S Bike Lane Update

Via a September 7 announcement from the City of Minneapolis Public Works:

The City of Minneapolis Public Works Department will be installing a concrete buffer protected bike lane on 11th Ave S. This project will include both installation of a concrete buffer adjacent to the bike lane and striping changes. Striping removal and installation will begin during the week of September 10th, and installation of the concrete buffer will take place during the week of September 17th. The striping work will be completed after the installation of the concrete buffer.

Please be aware that there will be crews working on the street during these activities. For much of the project, two way vehicle traffic will be allowed on 11th Ave S.  However, during the installation of the concrete buffer during the week of September 17th, 11th Ave S will be closed to all but local traffic. A detour will be posted during this time. Access to driveways will be maintained, but please be prepared and give yourself extra travel time as there may be delays or you may be directed to go an alternate direction. Cross streets will be open to allow traffic across intersections. Parking meters will be hooded as necessary during this project.

Due to the equipment required to install the concrete buffer, the bike lane will be closed during all stages of the concrete buffer installation. Please be aware that there will be necessary work items set up in the bike lane, such as a string line and the pins holding it in place, and it is important that these items are not disturbed.

Disturbance of these items will increase the duration of the project. There will be no impacts to pedestrian access.

These construction activities may cause you some inconvenience. Please be patient and understanding as the work progresses.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while we make these improvements to this area. If you have questions about the background of this project, please contact Nathan Koster at 612‐673‐3638 or nathan.koster@minneapolismn.gov. If you have questions about the construction activities, please call me at 612‐290‐5898 or tracy.lindgren@minneapolismn.gov

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