The intersection of Minnehaha Avenue and 44th Street closed on May 12, 2015 for reconstruction. No official detour signage will be provided on 44th Street for this closure. Signs will direct travelers to use alternate routes. The intersections at 43rd Street and 45th Street will remain open to traffic. The intersection is anticipated to be reopened on May 22, 2015.
Though it may be dirt or gravel, a passable lane will be maintained along Minnehaha Avenue on the blocks under construction for motorists to access local businesses and residences. Please note any area parking restrictions which will be signed.
The intersection of Minnehaha and 45th Street is scheduled to close for approximately two to three weeks starting on May 26, 2015. This closure is necessary to complete utility improvements and reconstruct the intersection.
The intersections at 46th Street and 44th Street will remain open to traffic. The existing detours for northbound and southbound traffic on Minnehaha Avenue will remain in place.
Currently, the sidewalk on the east side of Minnehaha Avenue between Minnehaha Parkway and 44th Street is closed for Minnehaha Avenue reconstruction activities and for CenterPoint Energy's project to replace gas lines in the area. The sidewalk on the west side of the road is open.
At the Minnehaha Avenue and 46th Street intersection, the north-south crossing on the west side is closed. Pedestrians will be detoured to the east side of the intersection to cross in the north-south direction. The sidewalk on the north side of 46th Street between 41st Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue is closed.
Minnehaha Avenue sidewalk closures (PDF)
Reconstruction of the Minnehaha Avenue and 46th Street intersection begins April 20, 2015. Long-term lane closures on 46th Street between Snelling Avenue and 42nd Avenue will occur:
- On April 20, 2015, the left lane of 46th Street in both directions will be closed for center median removal and paving.
- On April 21, 2015, all traffic on 46th Street will be shifted to the south side of the road. Traffic will remain a single lane in each direction as the north side of the road is reconstructed.
Traffic on 46th Street will remain a single lane in each direction for several months as first the north side of the road, and then the south side of the road is reconstructed. Access to the alley west of Minnehaha Avenue between 46th Street and 45th Street will be restricted to right turn out only.
46th Street Lane closure map (PDF)
Metro Transit update
Metro transit routes 7 and 9 have been detoured from Minnehaha Avenue to Hiawatha Avenue between 46th Street and 42nd Street to avoid area construction. Additionally, bus stops at 46th Street and Minnehaha Avenue are anticipated to close the week of April 20, 2015 when traffic is shifted to the south side of 46th Street. For more information about route detours or bus stop, visit Metro Transit's Rider Alerts page.
Minnehaha Avenue is scheduled to be closed to through traffic and reconstructed in four main stages:
Anticipated construction schedule
2015 construction season
||Location of work
||April 2015 to August 2015
||Nawadaha to 42nd Street
||August 2015 to November 2015
||42nd Street to 38th Street
2016 construction season
||Location of work
||April 2016 to August 2016
||38th Street to 34th Street
||August 2016 to November 2016
||34th Street to Lake Street
Detour April-August 2015 (PDF)
Detour August-November 2015 (PDF)
Detour April-August 2016 (PDF)
Detour August-November 2016 (PDF)
Local traffic will be able to use fully paved streets and walkways on all areas except the four blocks under construction. Access to businesses and residences will remain available in the four block segment under construction, though surfaces may not be paved or smooth at all times.
Crossing Minnehaha Avenue
Travelers will be able to cross Minnehaha Avenue at intersections during construction, with the except 46th Street, 42nd Street and Lake Street, will be fully closed for up to ten days to allow for construction in or around the intersection. Travelers may cross at other locations during these intersection closures.