In response to traffic, pedestrian crossing, and bicycle accommodation concerns, Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis are planning to reconfigure and restripe Portland Avenue South this summer in coordination with a planned paving project. The striping would affect a 10 block segment, extending from just south of Minnehaha Parkway on the north to East 60th Street on the south.
Representatives from the county and city will be available to discuss the project and solicit public comments at the Pearl Park Recreation Center (414 E. Diamond Lake Rd) on Tuesday, June 26th (6:30 — 7:30 pm).
The discussion will describe alternative concepts such as striping the parking lanes, and adding bike lanes and/or off-road trails. One objective of the restriping will be to impart a feeling of street narrowness to drivers and thus help manage traffic speeds. Some options being considered may impact current parking availability, especially near the busy intersections of Diamond Lake Road and East 54th Street. Participants will be given an opportunity to view the proposed options and voice comments or suggestions as to the best means of addressing these transportation issues.
Public Information Meeting (see summary below)
Date: June 26, 2012
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pearl Park Recreation Center
414 E. Diamond Lake Rd., Minneapolis
Bob Byers, P.E., Project Manager, Transportation Planning
Shaun Murphy, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
Last Updated: 6/20//2012
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