Marshall Street Northeast corridor study

County Road 23 in Minneapolis

Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis are studying options for making Marshall Street Northeast (County Road 23) between Lowry Avenue and 37th Avenue North safer and more comfortable for people walking, biking, taking transit and driving.

Hennepin County will repave Marshall Street Northeast between Lowry Avenue and 37th Avenue North. Repaving is expected to occur in 2021.

In preparation for the repaving, Hennepin County is evaluating improvements to make the roadway safer and more comfortable for all users.

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More about the corridor

Marshall Street Northeast is a key north/south roadway in northeast Minneapolis. The corridor is characterized by a mix of land uses including commercial, residential and light industrial. Though parking along the corridor serves people driving to local destinations, the roadway currently lacks public transportation routes and bicycle facilities.

The 2021 mill and overlay project will build off of the recommendations from a 2018 study that evaluated options for improving multi-modal accessibility on Marshall St NE between 10th Avenue NE and Saint Anthony Parkway. As part of the study, a retrofit option was identified and will serve as a starting point for discussions around redesigning Marshall St NE in 2021.

Anticipated project timeline

  • Winter 2020: community engagement
  • Spring/Summer 2020: design, additional community engagement
  • Summer 2021: repaving and restriping

Public involvement

Previous engagement efforts

2020 study

The county and city will be starting a study to explore possible design options for Marshall St NE. This study will build off of a corridor study completed in 2018, which identified a retrofit option for the corridor.

The goals of the 2018 study included:

  • Developed planning level concepts for corridor layout
  • Balanced all modes of transportation throughout the corridor
  • Improved connections and access to the river and green spaces
  • Planned for accessible, continuous and separated bikeways and sidewalks
  • Strengthened connections to Marshall Street's businesses and destinations
  • Worked with all stakeholders to develop sustainable parking solutions, create safe places for all users, and improve transit connections

Previous studies

Over the last 20 years, there have been several studies and efforts to plan for improvements to the corridor by enhancing pedestrian and bicycle facilities and adding more extensive street landscaping. The current study will build off that previous work. Marshall Street Northeast is identified as a planned bikeway route by Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Previous planning efforts include:

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