Fremont Avenue Bridge
You are invited to an open house
Hennepin County is hosting a public open house for the planned Fremont Avenue Bridge project, which is expected to begin in 2019, in Minneapolis.
- Wednesday, February 28, 2018
- 6 – 7:30 p.m.
- Hennepin County Library – Walker
2880 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408
There will be a short presentation, followed by open time to discuss project details with staff. You’re welcome to share comments and feedback directly or submit them in writing or online.
If you are unable to attend the open house, materials and comment forms will be available on this web page starting February 28.
Preserving historic places
The Fremont Avenue Bridge, which was originally constructed in 1913, is a significant feature of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Grade Separation Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Because federal funds are being used for this project, it is being reviewed as part of compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, which requires consideration for the impacts on historic properties.
You are invited to share information about any historic properties near the Fremont Avenue Bridge, and are encouraged to share concerns about the impact of construction on the bridge and historic district.
Portland and Cedar avenue bridges
Both bridges reopen to traffic
Both the Portland (County Road 35) and Cedar Avenue (County Road 152) bridges over the Midtown Greenway are reopen to traffic. The Cedar Avenue bridge reopened Thursday, December 21. The Portland Avenue bridge reopened Friday, December 22.
To safely reopen both roads for the winter, crews were able to complete most major construction activities on both bridges. Some curbs, sidewalks and striping are temporary treatments and will be replaced with permanent installations first thing in the spring. Additionally, the sidewalk on the west side of the Portland Avenue bridge may remain closed for the winter.
Final work to be complete in 2018
Other work remaining for 2018 includes:
- Installing permanent curbs, sidewalks and striping
- Final decorative rail installation in certain locations
- Final concrete finishing and painting
- Planting and landscaping
These final tasks should not require full closures of either roadway and crews will work to keep other traffic disruptions to a minimum, whenever possible.