Glenwood Avenue improvements

County Road 40 in Minneapolis

Hennepin County, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis and Metropolitan Council, is developing a preliminary design plan for the improvement of Glenwood Avenue (County Road 40) between Aldrich Avenue and Seventh Street.

Public engagement is currently underway, with construction expected to occur in 2019 or 2020 (dependent upon the Southwest LRT project construction schedule).

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Project purpose and need

The following purpose and need has been identified for this project to align with Hennepin County’s Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) Community Works investment framework/Royalston transitional station area action plan (TSAAP):

  • Improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to help generate transit ridership at Royalston Station.
  • Strengthen connections to nearby neighborhoods by improving facilities, streetscapes and street crossings for pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Embrace corridor redevelopment visions of a dense multi-use commercial corridor.
  • Accommodate the SWLRT bridge reconstruction by Metropolitan Council and the Minneapolis desired extension of Border Avenue.
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