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Penn Avenue improvements

County Road 2 in Minneapolis 

Hennepin County, in coordination with the City of Minneapolis, is planning to make improvements to Penn Avenue (County Road 2) between 12th and 15th avenues in Minneapolis.

Major construction activities completed in July 2021.

Project timeline showing planning and design phases are completed. Construction and project completion are expected for 2021.

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Penn Avenue is now open

Major construction activities are complete

Penn Avenue (County Road 2) is now open to traffic. Crews have completed the activities needed to reopen the road to through traffic. 

You can now enjoy a safer and more accessible traveling experience on Penn Avenue—and not just when driving. 

Features include narrower roadway lane widths and new curb extensions, concrete medians, sidewalks and pedestrian ramps.

Narrowed lane widths between Plymouth and 14th avenues to help lower vehicle speeds.

Narrowed lane widths between Plymouth and 14th avenues to help lower vehicle speeds.

Concrete curb extensions or "bump-outs" on Penn Avenue at the 14th Street intersections to reduce crosswalk distance and improve access for people walking and rolling.

Concrete curb extensions or "bump-outs" at the 14th Street intersections to reduce crosswalk distance and improve access for people walking and rolling.

Concrete medians at both ends of Penn Avenue at the Plymouth Avenue intersection to improve traffic flow.

Concrete medians at both ends of the Plymouth Avenue intersection to improve traffic flow.

New sidewalks and pedestrian ramps and accessible signals on Penn Avenue between Plymouth and 14th avenues that meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

New sidewalks and pedestrian ramps and accessible signals that meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

Final construction activities in July mean crews still on site

We have a little more work to finish up the project in July, including minor roadway work, installing signs and cleaning up the area.

Penn Avenue will remain open while crews complete the final activities but anticipate occasional impacts and delays when traveling the area. If you see crews working on or near the road, please slow down and use caution.

Plymouth Avenue reconstruction continues

The City of Minneapolis' Plymouth Avenue reconstruction project continues between Xerxes and Penn avenues. This segment of Plymouth Avenue will remain closed to traffic until the project is complete this fall. 

To learn more about the city’s project and stay updated on the latest, select the link below.

www.minneapolismn.gov/government/projects/plymouth-ave-n

This project is an extension of the overall Penn Avenue Community Works program. This program is dedicated to making meaningful infrastructure improvements and enhancing transportation and transit service, and improving safety throughout the Penn Avenue corridor in North Minneapolis. For more information about the program, go to the Penn Avenue Community Works webpage. 

Planned improvements on Penn Avenue between 12th and 15th avenues will focus on safety and improved accessibility:

  • Narrowing lane widths between Plymouth and 14th avenues to reduce vehicle speeds.
  • Constructing concrete bump-outs at the 14th Street intersections to reduce crosswalk distance and improve access for people walking and rolling.
  • New pedestrian ramps and accessible pedestrian signals that meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
  • Constructing concrete medians at both ends of the Plymouth Avenue intersection to improve traffic flow.
  • Installing new utility systems ahead of the NorthPoint campus expansion project.
  • New street lighting matching City of Minneapolis’ street standards.

In addition to these improvements, existing roadway features such as pavement, curbs and gutters will be replaced.

Hennepin County

Penn Avenue improvements

NorthPoint campus expansion

City of Minneapolis

Plymouth Avenue reconstruction

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