In July 2022, the county restriped Lyndale Avenue between Franklin Avenue and 31st Street from four driving lanes to three: one travel lane in each direction with a center turn lane. This is a pilot project and provides an opportunity to observe the impacts of this change to this segment of roadway and the surrounding neighborhoods, which is an important next step to help inform a future vision for the corridor.
County staff worked with the City of Minneapolis, Metro Transit and other stakeholders on important elements to implement this pilot project including the details of striping changes from four lanes to three lanes. We also communicated and engaged with nearby residents, businesses and other stakeholders prior to the restriping.
Hennepin County will continue to analyze the benefits and impacts of the 3-lane design through February 2023. Community input will be especially important at this stage and will also be collected through the winter. Lyndale businesses, residents and users can watch for communication about the future reconstruction design of Lyndale Avenue in spring 2023. Check back here for updates.
We want to hear from you
As part of the pilot, the county will be tracking and evaluating benefits and impacts to people walking and rolling, transit, deliveries, parking and overall traffic. We are also seeking feedback from the community about how they think the restriping has changed the corridor.
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This will help inform the outcome for the pilot and overall future vision for the corridor.
With the 3-lane design in place, we continue to seek feedback from all Lyndale Avenue users, residents and businesses. We will continue to communicate and gather feedback from community organizations and will be staffing informational tables where people frequent and gather. Additionally, watch for a survey coming soon to share your input. Sign up for project email updates below or check back here for more details on these events.
Previous engagement activities
4- to 3-lane pilot project open house
In April 2022, Hennepin County staff hosted a virtual open house for the 4- to 3-lane pilot project.
Community listening session
In 2019, Hennepin County hosted a community listening session to gather input about the safety needs and desires for Lyndale Avenue. Information from this meeting was collected and has been used by the county as it has moved forward to address community concerns.