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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.

The Penn Avenue improvements project completed in 2021
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Penn Avenue improvements project complete

The Penn Avenue improvements project started earlier this year has come to an end. We updated and made improvements to this segment of Penn Avenue (County Road 2) between 12th and 15th avenues. You can now enjoy a safer and more accessible traveling experience on Penn Avenue — and not just when driving.

Improvements on Penn Avenue included:

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

Thank you

We thank you for your patience and understanding while we worked to complete this project in Minneapolis.

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