Traffic changes between 31st and Lake streets
Pavement removal is anticipated to bein on the east side of Minnehaha Avenue between 31st and Lake streets approximately mid-to late-week the week of July 18. CenterPoint Energy's crews will then begin working on the gas line north of 31st Street, followed by full street reconstruction by Minnehaha Avenue reconstruction project crews.
In advance of this work, we anticipate switching traffic on Minnehaha Avenue to one lane, southbound only between Lake Street and 27th Avenue starting July 20 (see map). Work in the area and the southbound-only restrictions will continue for several weeks.
Minnehaha Avenue/32nd Street intersection closed
The 32nd Street intersection is closed for the next several weeks. CenterPoint Energy will continue working on their gas main upgrades, and then Minneheha Avenue project crews will fully reconstruct the intersection (including storm sewer work, soil replacement, and curb installation). During the 32nd Street intersection closure, the nearby Minnehaha Avenue intersections at 33rd and 31 streets will remain open. This intersection temporarily operates under an all-way stop until the permanent signal is installed later this year.
Minnehaha Avenue closed between 34th and Lake streets
Minnehaha Avenue is closed to through traffic between 34th and Lake streets and reopened between 38th and 34th streets. Posted detours will direct through traffic around the construction area using Lake Street, Hiawatha Avenue and 42nd Street. Access to local residents and businesses will remain available. The road is anticipated to remain closed to through traffic until approximately November 2016.
2016 closures and detours
Minnehaha Avenue is being closed and reconstructed in two main stages in 2016:
- April-August: 38th to 34th Street
- August-November: 34th to Lake Street
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 not closed for reconstruction during construction. With the exception of Lake Street, intersections will be fully closed for approximately ten days to allow for construction in and/or around the intersection. Travelers may cross at other locations during these intersection closures.
During construction, Metro Transit will detour bus routes around Minnehaha Avenue as needed. Visit Metro Transit's riders alert page to get updated on particular routes in the area.