Minnehaha Avenue (County Road 48)
The Hennepin County Transportation Department in partnership with the City of Minneapolis is reconstructing Minnehaha Avenue from 46th Street South to Lake Street.
Improvements to Minnehaha Avenue are needed to address the deteriorating pavement, utility and drainage concerns, non-motorized accommodations and storm water quality conditions. The county seeks to design Minnehaha Avenue to be safer, more livable, and welcoming to all users, while balancing potential impacts to residents and businesses along the corridor.
The intersection of Minnehaha Avenue and Nawadaha Boulevard is closed to traffic. The intersection is expected to be closed for 3-4 weeks. Motorists on East Minnehaha Parkway will be detoured eastbound on Godfrey Parkway, northbound on 46th Avenue South and westbound on East 46th Street to access Nawadaha Boulevard or Minnehaha Avenue.
Minnehaha Avenue and Nawadaha Boulevard detour map (PDF)
The intersection of Minnehaha Avenue and 43rd Street is anticipated to reopen to traffic with a gravel surface on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Asphalt paving of the intersection will occur by early to mid-July.
Access to local businesses reamins available during Minnehaha Avenue construction activities.
Night work: With the concrete shoulder paving, stress joints must be saw cut into concrete while it is hardening. That window of opportunity is short and dependent on conditions such as temperature and humidity levels. While the contractor will work to complete saw cutting as quickly as possible, there may be days when crews need to saw cut into the evening and night to ensure that the work is done properly and that we deliver a successful finished project.
The contractor will try to minimize nighttime work as much as possible. To stay updated on possible night work, please call the hotline at 612-930-4211 and dial a "1" for a recorded update on any anticipated work.