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University and Fourth roadway improvements

County roads 36 and 37 in Southeast Minneapolis

Hennepin County, in participation with the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Metro Transit, and the University of Minnesota, is developing a design plan for roadway improvements on University Avenue (County Road 36) and Fourth Street (County Road 37) between I-35W and Oak Street in Southeast Minneapolis.

Construction is expected to begin in 2023.

construction project timeline with completion in 2023
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Project goals

This project will improve bicycle and transit facilities on University Avenue and Fourth Street to help make the roadway safer for all users.

This project will also provide:

  • Upgrade intersections for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Modernize the traffic signal systems
  • Improve access to transit stops

Project location

University and Fourth project corridor map

Upcoming design outreach

Check this site again for upcoming opportunities to provide your feedback.

Previous design outreach

2021 engagement summary

Engagement with stakeholders and the public was conducted both online and on the project corridor during the summer and fall of 2021.

2021 engagement summary (PDF)

Summer 2021

Project staff hosted an online open house during summer 2021.

Spring 2020

Project staff hosted an online open house during spring 2020. We heard from the public regarding preferences for bikeway options and other improvements for people walking, rolling, biking, and taking transit.

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