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Humboldt Avenue improvements

County Road 57 in Minneapolis

Hennepin County, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city of Minneapolis, reconstructed a multitrack railroad crossing north of Memorial Parkway to improve safety and efficiency.

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On October 3, crews completed their work and reopened Humboldt Avenue (County Road 57) just north of Memorial Drive.

About this project

This railroad crossing is unique in that it has four separate at-grade rail crossings at a skewed angle to the roadway.

Federal and State Aid funds have been allocated for the design and construction of the following elements to improve safety and level of service.

Improvements at rail crossing

  • Resurfacing of two railroad crossings
  • Installation of a new signal and gate system that is more efficient and should reduce the number of false warnings
  • Medians added to prevent drivers from going around lowered gate arms

Improvements on Humboldt Avenue

  • Sidewalks and curb ramps along Humboldt Avenue improved to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards
  • Converted the sidewalk along the east side of Humboldt Avenue into a shared path between Grand Rounds and Shingle Creek trails
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