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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 3rd St N
  • Continue soil corrections between 3rd St and 4th St N
  • Began storm sewer work

7th Ave N

  • Placed 1st lift of asphalt

8th Ave N

  • Placed the 1st lift of asphalt (at Washington Ave only)

9th Ave N

  • Placed the 1st lift of asphalt (at Washington Ave and the west side of 9th Ave N)

 3rd St N

  • Continued water work between 8th Ave N and 5th Ave N
  • Finished salvaging brick pavers on the north side of 3rd St N between 10th Ave N and 7th Ave N, and started the south side removals
  • Removal of north sidewalk & curb between 10th & 5th Avenue
  • Frana began work on the Bassett Creek Apartments, currently connecting storm, sanitary, water and a new hydrant into 3rd St N (this is why 3rd St N has been closed off at 7th Ave N)-the utility connections work should be complete by early next week.

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)
  • Hydrant installation at 4th Ave N
  • Complete sanitary sewer work
  • Complete storm sewer work
  • Begin grading and hauling in gravel in preparation for paving

7th Ave N

  • Begin concrete installation (curb and gutter placement and possibly driveway placement) starting Monday 7-29
  • Access to properties between Washington and 3rd St N will partially reopen at Washington soon as 3rd St N removals have begun

8th Ave N

  • Begin concrete installation (curb and gutter placement and possibly driveway placement) starting Monday 7-29
  • Access to properties between Washington and 3rd St N will partially reopen at Washington soon as 3rd St N removals have begun

9th Ave N

  • Begin concrete installation (curb and gutter placement and possibly driveway placement) starting Monday 7-29
  • Access to properties between Washington and 3rd St N will partially reopen at Washington soon as 3rd St N removals have begun

3rd St N

  • Possible water work on 3rd St between 7th Ave N and 8th Ave N
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained on the south side of 3rd St N
  • Milling asphalt between 5th and 6th Aves N
  • Bassett Creek Apartment excavation to commence soon

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

North Loop Pedestrian Improvements Updates

WORK THIS PAST WEEK

1st St N

  • 3rd Ave N-water work completed
  • 4th Ave N- placed concrete on SW corner
  • 2nd Ave N -SW corner removed, storm sewer work in process
  • 2nd Ave N-NE and NW intersections removed
  • 8th Ave N Pour remaining concrete along 1st Ave N

2nd St N  North Side

  • 4th Ave N – Poured remaining concrete
  • 5th Ave N –Poured remaining concrete
  • 8th Ave N -  Electrical work for Pedestrian Crosswalk system and poured remaining concrete
  • 10th Ave N-North side poured except a few panels

4th Ave and W River Parkway

  • North side of Parkway complete

10th Ave N

  • 4th St N – remove pavement on north side
  • 4th St N – Removed trees

WORK ANTICIPATED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK

1st St N

  • 1st Ave N – Asphalt paving
  • 2nd Ave N – Finish removals on the north side and begin pouring new ped ramps, curb and sidewalk, asphalt paving
  • 3rd Ave N- Asphalt paving SE corner, remove SW corner, remove north side
  • 8th Ave N – Complete concrete paving
  • 3rd Ave N-Remove SW corner and North side

2nd St N

  • 3rd Ave N – Storm sewer work will begin August 5 on east side. This is a separate project, once it is complete the pedestrian ramps will be constructed
  • 4th Ave N pour remaining concrete
  • 5th Ave N pour remaining concrete
  • 8th Ave N begin installing conduit for new pedestrian flasher system. Pour remaining concrete

10th Ave

  • 4th St N – Relocate hydrant
  • 4th St N- Pour concrete

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: August 7, 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Location: Corner Coffee 514 N 3rd St #102

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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