Lake Street Connections

Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis propose to reconstruct Lake Street (County Road 3) between South Blaisdell and Fifth avenues as part of the I-35W Transit/Access Project.

This project will include improvements to the street, streetscape and utilities. County and city staff are working on preliminary design and outreach. Final designs are expected to be completed by December 2016. 

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Outreach and engagement

Project outreach and engagement efforts will primarily consist of the formation of a project advisory committee (PAC) consisting of adjacent business and neighborhood representatives, as well as periodic newsletters and a project website. Project members will work to identify opportunities to engage stakeholders at key milestones to discuss design, easements, assessments and the creation of a special service district.

Much of the work completed as part of the I-35W Transit/Access project and previous Lake Street reconstruction projects has established the context of the project, including limits, setting and scope of work. Informing stakeholders of specific project goals based upon decisions that have already been made will be important to focus efforts toward decisions yet to be made and that can be influenced during planned outreach activities.

Open houses

November 2016

Meeting for property owners, managers and businesses

July 2016

Project advisory committee meetings

March 2016

April 2016

June 2016

August 2016


Preliminary design and outreach for the project began in early 2016, with bi-monthly PAC meetings scheduled through fall 2016. The project received municipal consent in May 2016. Final plan submission is expected to occur in December.

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