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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

  • Placed 1st lift of asphalt
  • Placed 70% of the curb and gutter
  • Started driveway placement, most driveways will be poured ½ at a time, allowing continued access
  • East side sidewalk placement will start next week

7th Ave N

  • Completed driveway installation
  • Completed sidewalk installation
  • Placed the 2nd lift of asphalt
  • Began work on the north side of Washington Monday 9-19
  • Access at Washington now open

8th Ave N

  • Grading for walks and driveways
  • Salvaged granite curb has been reinstalled
  • Start placing sidewalks
  • Start placing driveways
  • Access at Washington now open
  • Began work on the north side of Washington Monday 9-19

9th Ave N

  • Continue placing driveways
  • Continue placing sidewalks
  • Access at Washington now open
  • Began work on the north side of Washington Monday 9-19

3rd St N

  • Continued amending poor soils
  • Complete underground utility work
  • Begin grading and bringing in aggregate in preparation for paving

WORK ANTICIPATED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK

5th Ave N

  • Driveway placement
  • East side sidewalk placement

7th Ave N

  • May place the 3rd lift of asphalt
  • Continue work on the north side of Washington

8th Ave N

  • Grading for walks and driveways
  • Finish placing sidewalks
  • Finish placing driveways
  • Start placing concrete parking bays
  • Continue work on the north side of Washington

9th Ave N

  • Continue placing driveways
  • Continue placing sidewalks
  • Continue work on the north side of Washington

3rd St N

  • Finish amending poor soils between 8th and 10th Aves N
  • Complete underground utility work
  • Begin grading and bringing in aggregate in preparation for paving
  • Placement of the first lift of asphalt is tentatively planned between 8-28 through 8-30
  • Installation of curb and gutter will follow asphalt placement

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

North Loop Pedestrian Improvements Updates

Crews will be coming back in September to finish up the job.

WORK THIS PAST WEEK

  • 1st St N & 4th Ave – Continuing water work
  • 2nd St N and 3rd Ave N – Continuing sewer work

REMAINING WORK ON THIS PROJECT

1st St N

  • 2nd Ave SE corner
  • 4nd Ave SE and NE corner 

2nd St N

  • 1st Ave N - All corners
  • 2nd Ave N – NE, SE and SW
  • 3rd Ave N – All, currently the City is working in this intersection, pedestrian ramps will be done after the sewer work is complete
  • 5th Ave N – SE corner
  • 8th Ave N – South side and NE corner
  • 10th Ave N – SE and SW corners

4th St N

  • 10th Ave N – NE corner
  • 7th Ave N – South side

Other

  • All signal installation will start late in September due to long lead times on materials
  • Remaining concrete work will continue through September

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:   September 4, 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Location:    Corner Coffee 514 N 3rd St #102
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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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