Franklin Ave Bridge (County Road 5)

Reconditioning of the Franklin Ave Bridge (County Road 5) over West River Parkway and the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.

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The new concept provides a non motorized crossing on the west end of the bridge. Currently no crossing exists at this end. This is intended to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. See the document below for layout for the west end of the bridge. 

Bridge plan west end (PDF)

Construction timeline

The county will close the bridge for four months for construction. The alternative is to do a staged construction that will last two construction seasons. Community groups in the area favored a four month closure, versus a prolonged construction period. 

Public involvement

Open house information

When: Monday, September 9th, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: Saint Frances Cabrini Church
1500 Franklin Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Format: There will be a formal presentation beginning at 6pm, but come any time between 5:30 and 7:30 PM. County staff will be on hand to answer questions about the project. You will have the opportunity to comment in person and/or in writing.

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