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North Loop Reconstruction & Pedestrian Improvements Update

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

What has Happened Between May 23-29?

5th Ave N

  • CenterPoint Energy has completed their 6” gas main installation up to 4th Ave N
  • Completed sidewalk removals on the east side of 5th, the west side will remain available for pedestrian access
  • Relocated salvaged brick pavers to their new storage area

7th Ave N

  • All sanitary sewer work was completed
  • Storm sewer work has started
  • Overnight water work was successful and new hydrants are being installed between 3rd St N and 4th St N
  • The soil conditions are very poor in the area so access is from the alley between 6th Ave N and 7th Ave N, this will be remedied early next week after the utility work in this area has been completed

 8th Ave N

  • Brick paver removal has begun
  • Wood pavers, beneath the brick pavers has begun

Upcoming Work May 30-June 5

5th Ave N

  • CenterPoint Energy 6” gas line installation continuing from 4th St N to 5th St N, then begin tie-ins at 5th Ave N and 5th St N and at 5th Ave N and 2nd St N.

7th Ave N

  • Continue utility work
    • Water work continues-there are no planned shut offs between now and June 7
    •  Storm sewer construction will begin tomorrow
  • The soils between 3rd St N and 4th St N will be amended starting June 3
  • Sidewalk and pavement removal on south side of Washington at 7th Ave N has begun today, this may cause some traffic impacts on Washington Ave.
  • Utility work at 7th Ave N and Washington will begin May 31st

8th Ave N

  • Begin full depth removals May 31
  • Begin utility work
    • Water work –short term water shut off the night of June 10, to do work at 8th Ave N and Washington Ave. If your property is effected, a blue notice will be placed on the door of your property in 48 hours’ in advance for impacted businesses, 24 hours’ in advance to impacted

9th Ave N

  • Begin salvaging brick pavers on May 31
  • Begin full depth pavement removals June 3

3rd St N

  • Isolated removals for water work only. More information to come next week.
  • There will be parking restrictions on 3rd St N to accommodate this work and two way traffic


Crews have a permit to work from 7 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday.  Crews will be working this Saturday June 1.

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:         June 12, 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.

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

North Loop Pedestrian Improvements Updates

The start date for this project has moved up.  The work will begin the week of June 3.

  • Work will be starting on 2nd St N, with saw cutting and preparations for pavement removals at the pedestrian crossings along 2nd St N. Intersections along 2nd St N to be done first include the following:
    • N 2nd Ave 
    • N 3rd Ave
    • N 4th Ave
    • N 5th Ave
    • N 8th Ave
  • Impacts to traffic will be minor with short detours around the intersections of work.

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

Contact Information

Project Manager:

Stephanie Malmberg,, 612-673-3365

Chief Field Inspector:

John Benjamin,, 651-443-1096

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