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Jun072019

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

WORK THIS PAST WEEK

5th Ave N

  • CenterPoint Energy 6” gas line installation is complete, they are now working on tie-ins at Washington and 5th Ave

7th Ave N

  • Completing storm sewer work
  • The soils between 3rd St N and 4th St N will be amended starting today
  • Sidewalk and pavement removal on south side of Washington at 7th Ave N completed

8th Ave N

  • Full Depth removals completed
  • Started removals at the intersection of 8th Ave N and Washington
  • Begun utility work

9th Ave N

  • Full depth removals completed
  • Started removals at the intersection of 9th Ave N and Washington

 WORK ANTICIPATED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK

 5th Ave N

  • CenterPoint will power up and test new gas main
  • CenterPoint will begin removals of old gas main starting at 5th St N and 5th Ave N and work towards 2nd St N

7th Ave N

  • Finish soil corrections between 3rd St N and 4th St N
  • CenterPoint Energy to begin replacement of 4” plastic

8th Ave N

  • Set up temporary lighting (6-7 and 6-8)
  • Begin utility work
    • Continue with sanitary sewer MH reconstructs
    • Start storm sewer work
    • Water work –short term water shut off the night of June 10, to do work at 8th Ave N and Washington. 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

  • Set up temporary lighting (6-7 and 6-8)
  • Begin utility work
    • Continue with sanitary sewer MH reconstructs
    • Start storm sewer work

3rd St N

  • Isolated removals for water work only, this work will begin the week of June 17
  • There will be parking restrictions on 3rd St N to accommodate this work and two way traffic

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

LOOKING AHEAD

Looking to the future, we are hoping to begin installing asphalt on 7th , 8th and 9th Aves N on the week of June 24.  NOTE: There will be brick pavers installed on 8th and 9th following asphalt placement and concrete installation.

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

North Loop Pedestrian Improvements Updates

This project began a little ahead of schedule (6-5-19) - work is underway and is anticipated to continue through August.  Right now crews are focusing on 1 corner of each intersection and are primarily working on 2nd St N.

2nd St N

Sawing and pavement removals have started on the NW quadrant of the following intersections along 2nd Ave N this week and next week. 

  • 2nd Ave N
  • 3rd Ave N
  • 4th Ave N
  • 5th Ave N
  • 7th Ave N

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

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

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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