46th Street pedestrian safety improvements

County Road 46 in Minneapolis

Hennepin County, in coordination with City of Minneapolis, Minnesota Department of Transportation and Metro Transit, is preparing to make pedestrian safety improvements on 21 intersections on 46th Street between Garfield and 18th avenues in south Minneapolis.

Construction is planned for 2020.

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Project information

The curb ramp improvements will add to the roadway improvements that were completed in summer 2016. Once constructed, the ADA compliant curb ramps will complete the transformation of the 46th Street corridor.

Key features of the project

For people walking and needing accessibility features

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps and sidewalk
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) and countdown timers at designated signalized intersections
  • Durable crosswalk markings

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Project corridor

Property acquisition

The acquisition of privately-owned real property is sometimes necessary when making improvements to county roads. The document below provides information to those whose land must be either partially acquired or acquired in its entirety by Hennepin County. This document is shared directly with these individuals. It is provided here as a resource for anyone who may have misplaced the document.

Any questions can be directed to:

Hennepin County Public Works
Land Acquisition Group
1600 Prairie Drive
Medina, MN 55340-5421

Project background

2016 completed features

The curb ramp improvements will build upon the completed roadway improvements that occurred during summer 2016.

For people using the roadway

  • New pavement for a smoother ride
  • Striping configuration shift from a four lane road to a three lane road with a shared center turn lane

For people biking

  • Addition of bicycle lanes throughout the corridor
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