Minnehaha Avenue (County Road 48)
The Hennepin County Transportation Department in partnership with the City of Minneapolis, will be reconstructing Minnehaha Avenue from Nawadaha Boulevard to Lake Street. Reconstruction began in April 2015 and will end in late 2016.
Improvements to Minnehaha Avenue will address the deteriorating pavement, utility, and drainage concerns, non-motorized accommodations and storm water quality conditions. The Minnehaha Avenue design will be safer, more livable, and welcoming to all users, while balancing potential impacts to residents and businesses along the corridor.
The Minnehaha Avenue reconstruction project continues to advance with work at the south end of the project between Minnehaha Parkway and 45th Street.
On Monday, April 20, 2015 reconstruction of the Minnehaha and 46th Street intersection will begin. The left lane will be closed in both directions on 46th Street between Snelling Avenue and 42nd Avenue to remove the center median and pave the median area.
On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, all traffic will be shifted on 46th Street between Snelling Avenue and 42nd Avenue to the south side of the road. Traffic will remain a single lane in each direction for several months as first the north side of the road is reconstructed, and then as the south side of the road is reconstructed.
Pavement removal and utility work will continue between Minnehaha Parkway and 45th Street. CenterPoint Energy will continue to replace gas lines along Minnehaha Avenue, as well as north of 45th Street.
Access to local businesses and residences along Minnehaha Avenue in the construction area will remain available. Surfaces may not be paved or smooth at all times. Please remember to note area parking restrictions, which will be signed.