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 will be underway in 2018, with construction expected to occur in 2019 or 2020 (dependent upon the Southwest LRT project construction schedule).

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Detours, closures and travel considerations

Glenwood Avenue closed between Aldrich and Lyndale avenues 

On February 5, the City of Minneapolis closed all traffic and bicycle lanes of Glenwood Avenue (County Road 40) between Aldrich and Lyndale avenues.

The closure, which is expected to last for approximately three months, is part of the city's reconstruction efforts to replace underground sanitary and storm infrastructures on Glenwood Avenue.

During the closure, westbound traffic is detoured using 2nd and Fremont avenues, and eastbound traffic is detoured north using Bryant Avenue and Highway 55. Signage will be along the detour to guide traffic around the closure.

People walking and biking will continue to have to access during this time.

Project information

Purpose of the project

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.

Repaving and restriping project

In 2017, Hennepin County repaved and restriped Glenwood Avenue between Thomas and Market streets.

Project layout (PDF)

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