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 23 intersections between Garfield and 18th avenues in south Minneapolis.  

Construction is tentatively planned for 2020.

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Project information

The curb ramp improvements will build upon 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)
  • durable crosswalk markings
  • countdown timers at designated intersections

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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