Midtown Greenway safety improvements project underway
On Wednesday, May 5, Hennepin County began making safety improvements on the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis. This project includes updates at the following seven intersections:
- James Avenue
- Irving Avenue
- Humboldt Avenue
- 5th Avenue
- 28th Street East
- Hiawatha Avenue (Highway 55)
- Minnehaha Avenue
Construction process and timing
We will begin construction at James and Humboldt avenues and move east. Some intersections will be worked on at the same time. There are a total of seven intersections to complete.
We anticipate construction activities at each intersection will take two to three weeks to complete, but it may vary depending on the location, work required and weather.
Access and impacts during construction
While we will maintain access on the Greenway for much of the project, there will be some intersection work requiring short-term, full closures. When crews are working at 28th Street and Minnehaha Avenue, people will need to use local roads and paths as detours.
Similarly, we expect traffic on most of the roads to remain open. However, we will need to close James Avenue, 5th Avenue, and 28th Street for some work at those intersections. People driving will need to use nearby streets.
We will provide updates prior to these closures, and detour maps will be available here. We will also have signs on-site to guide trail and vehicle traffic around the closures.