Portland Avenue bicycle and pedestrian link

County Road 35 in Minneapolis and Richfield

Hennepin County, in coordination with City of Minneapolis, City of Richfield, Minnesota Department of Transportation and Metro Transit, is preparing to reconfigure a segment of Portland Avenue between 60th and 66th streets.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2020.

Project layout (PDF)

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Project information

Portland Avenue is among the county’s most biked corridors. It connects downtown Minneapolis and north with the Interstate 494 employment corridor, Minneapolis-St. Paul airport and the southeast metro.

The project will complete a critical bicycle transportation link on Portland Avenue. It will install protected bikeways, improve facilities for pedestrians and convert a portion of the road from four to three lanes.

Portland Avenue project map (PDF)

Key features of the project

For people walking and needing accessibility features

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps and sidewalk
  • accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS)
  • durable crosswalk markings
  • countdown timers

For people on bikes

  • new dedicated trail

For people using transit

  • enhanced bus shelters
  • enhanced wayfinding signage

Safety improvements and updates for all users

  • additional dedicated turn lanes
  • new traffic signal mast arms
  • revised locations for traffic signals based on usage data and safety needs
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