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North Loop Reconstruction & Pedestrian Improvements

Editor's note - This is an ongoing series of updates as the North Loop Reconstruction and Pedestrian Improvements project.

North Loop Reconstruction & Pedestrian Improvements

The North Loop Reconstruction & Pedestrian Improvements Project consists of two separate projects:

  1. A full street reconstruction along 3rd St N between 10th Ave N and 5th Ave N
  2. A pedestrian improvement project generally bounded by 10th Ave N on the north, 1st Ave on the south, West River Parkway on the east, and 4th St N on the west

North Loop Reconstruction Updates

WORK THIS PAST WEEK

5th Ave N

  • Continuing water work at 5th and 3th St N

7th Ave N

  • Grading complete
  • Gas work complete

8th Ave N

  • Finished removing poor soils and backfilling
  • Finished placing aggregate base, in preparation for paving the first lift of asphalt

9th Ave N

  • Finished utility work
  • Finished removing poor soils and backfilling
  • Began placing aggregate base in preparation for paving the first lift of asphalt

3rd St N

  • Continued water work between 8th Ave N and 5th Ave N

WORK ANTICIPATED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK

5th Ave N

  • Continuing water work at 5th and 3rd St N (8th Ave N to 5th Ave N), there will be a temporary water shut off on the night on Sunday July 14, 2019. If your property is effected, a notice will be placed on the door of your property  48 hours’ in advance for impacted businesses, 24 hours’ in advance to impacted residences
  • Starting the removal of poor soils -work will begin at 4th St N and move towards Washington, this work may impact traffic flow on 5th Ave N
  • Starting storm sewer work

7th Ave N

  • Tentatively planning on placing the first lift of asphalt 7-17 and 7-18
  • If the first lift of asphalt is placed on 7-17/7-18, curb and gutter installation will follow

8th Ave N

  • Tentatively planning on paving 7-17 and 7-18 at Washington and 8th Ave N (not the entire stretch, just the Washington end)
  • If the first lift of asphalt is placed on 7-17/7-18, curb and gutter installation will follow at the intersection of Washington and 8th Ave N
  • If the first lift of asphalt is placed on 7-17/7-18, curb and gutter installation will follow at the intersection of Washington and 8th Ave N
  • Access to properties between Washington and 3rd St N will partially reopen at Washington.

9th Ave N

  • Finish placing aggregate base in preparation to place the first lift of asphalt at Washington and 9th Ave N
  • Tentatively planning on paving 7-17 and 7-18 at Washington and 9th Ave N (not the entire stretch, just the Washington end)
  • If the first lift of asphalt is placed on 7-17/7-18, curb and gutter installation will follow at the intersection of Washington and 9th Ave N
  • Access to properties between Washington and 3rd St N will partially reopen at Washington.

3rd St N

  • Isolated removals for water work only between 8th Ave N and 5th Ave N, there will be a temporary water shut off on the night on Sunday July 14, 2019. If your property is effected, a notice will be placed on the door of your property in 48 hours’ in advance for impacted businesses, 24 hours’ in advance to impacted residences
  • Begin salvaging brick pavers, crews will start on the north ½ of 3rd St, all meters along 3rd St N are hooded between 5th Ave N and 10th Ave N in order to maintain two way traffic on 3rd St N

For more information on this project, visit the project website.

North Loop Pedestrian Improvements Updates

WORK THIS PAST WEEK

2nd St N NW Corner

  • Crews were off the job from June 27 through July 8
  • Started saw cutting on 1st St N at 2nd, 4th and 5th Aves N

WORK ANTICIPATED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK

2nd St N NW Corner

  • 4th Ave N pour remaining concrete
  • 5th Ave N pour remaining concrete
  • 8th Ave N begin installing conduit for new pedestrian flasher system

1st St N

  • 1st St N and 3rd Ave- Water work, 9 meters will be hooded between 2nd Ave N and 3rd Ave N to maintain two way traffic during the work.  The water work is expected to take less than two weeks. there will be a temporary water shut off on the night on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. If your property is effected, a notice will be placed on the door of your property in 48 hours’ in advance for impacted businesses, 24 hours’ in advance to impacted residences
  • 3rd Ave N – NE corner will be removed
  • 2nd Ave N -SW corner will be removed
  • 1st Ave N – SW corner will be removed

4th Ave and W River Parkway

  • SE corner will be removed
  • Replacement work may begin

For more information on this project, visit the project website.

Miscellanious

Stakeholder Meeting -These meetings are informal, held biweekly and intended to offer residents and businesses on the job an opportunity to get construction updates, ask construction and access related questions.

Date/Time: July 24, 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Location:  Corner Coffee 514 N 3rd St #102, Minneapolis MN 55401

As always, feel free to contact myself (612-673-3365) or John Benjamin (651-443-1096) with any construction related questions or concerns.

Contact Information

Project Manager:

Stephanie Malmberg, stephanie.malmberg@minneapolismn.gov, 612-673-3365

Chief Field Inspector:

John Benjamin, john.benjamin@minneapolismn.gov, 651-443-1096

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