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Webber 44 corridor reconstruction

County Road 152 in North Minneapolis

Hennepin County, in coordination with the City of Minneapolis and Metro Transit, is reconstructing County Road 152 in North Minneapolis. This will include a segment of 44th Avenue, Webber Parkway and a segment of Lyndale Avenue North, hence the short name of "Webber 44" for the name of this project.

Construction started in April 2021.

 
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Washington Avenue Bridge over I-94 closed

On Tuesday, August 30th, we closed the bridge connecting Washington Avenue (County Road 152) over I-94 for three weeks of construction.

The closure is needed for the reconstruction of Washington Avenue east of Lyndale Avenue North (County Road 152). 

Access and Detour

Driving

When driving, you will be directed to use Dowling Avenue North to cross I-94. 

If you are going to one of the businesses between the Mississippi River and Washington Avenue North, there will be access at Dowling Avenue.

There are no changes to other streets. 

Walking and Rolling

When walking, rolling or biking across the river, you can use the Dowling Avenue detour to the south or use 42nd Avenue/ Grand Rounds Scenic Byway to the north.

Washington Avenue North Bridge over I-94 closure

Webber Parkway closed

Webber Parkway (County Road 152) between 44th Avenue (County Road 152) and Lyndale Avenue remains closed as crews work to get reconstruction activities done safely and efficiently.

Detour and access

Please continue to use the design detour and access routes for Webber Parkway. How you get around the closure will vary depending on the mode of travel. The recommended travel routes are listed and a map is provided below.

Driving

When driving, you will be directed to 42nd Avenue to travel around the Webber Parkway closure. The full route uses:

  • 42nd Avenue
  • Fremont Avenue

People driving on Lyndale Avenue will continue to have access with one lane in each direction along the northbound lanes.

Walking, rolling and biking

When walking, rolling or biking, you will continue to have access to sidewalks and trails.

Using transit

When riding on Metro Transit routes 5, 22 and 721 you should be aware there could be some minor changes to stops. To stay up to date, go to Metro Transit's rider alerts webpage at www.metrotransit.org/rider-alerts or call 612-373-3333.

Detour route during the Webber Parkway closure uses 42nd Avenue and Fremont Avenue 

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Maintaining local access and parking restrictions

During construction, we will maintain access for people who live along the project area, visit local businesses and destinations such as Webber Park, Webber Community Center, and use the Grand Rounds Trail. Expect short-term impacts when construction is needed in the immediate area.

You can expect temporary paths — paved or gravel — for people driving, biking, walking and rolling to access these destinations. We will have signs to guide people around.

There will be no parking on Webber Parkway where construction is happening. Parking at the Webber Community Center and near the Webber Park pool will remain open.

If you are traveling around the area, please remember to allow for extra time, check signs regarding parking and drive safely around crews.

Accessing Webber Park

The existing driveway off of Webber Parkway to access the Webber Park parking lot will remain open, but you can expect brief periods where we need to close access for crews to complete their necessary construction work. To access the driveway and parking lot at Webber Park to get to the community center and pool, please use Fremont Avenue and Webber Parkway.

Like last year, we will have a drop-off and pickup area along 45th Avenue, just west of the railroad crossing, at the community center's trail access entrance. Below is a map of showing the access route to the parking lot and the drop-off and pickup location.

Map showing access to Webber Park and the Webber Park parking lot during construction on Webber Parkway 

Accessing local businesses on Lyndale Avenue

We will maintain sidewalk access for people to get to local businesses on Lyndale Avenue between 41st Avenue and Webber Parkway.

There will be openings to driveways or signed alternate routes using nearby streets to access these businesses for people driving.

Lyndale Avenue northbound reconstruction underway

On August 23, we shifted all traffic onto the newly built southbound lanes and begin reconstructing the northbound lanes on Lyndale Avenue.

Webber Parkway segment nearly complete

This has been a productive construction season for our crews reconstructing Webber Parkway (County Road 152) between Fremont Avenue and Lyndale Avenue.  

Crews completed all of the underground utility work during the week of July 18. They are also done with most roadway grading, paving and concrete work for the new sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, curbs and gutters. 

All this progress doesn't mean we are ready to open Webber Parkway. We still have work to finish, including paving the base and final roadway layers and trail, striping lanes and crosswalks, and completing concrete work for the new sidewalks near the Lyndale Avenue intersection. We anticipate completing this work by the early September.

Until we reopen the road, people driving need to continue to use the detour route to get around the closure. 

View of crews placing dirt along the boulevards on Webber Parkway.

View of crews placing dirt along the boulevards on Webber Parkway.

View of the new sidewalks and graded area where crews will pave the new trail.

View of the new sidewalks and graded area where crews will pave the new trail.

2022 construction schedule

You can expect some work along the segment of 44th Avenue completed last year, as Metro Transit crews continue their work on the new METRO D-Line arterial bus rapid transit (BRT) stations between Penn and Oliver avenues and Girard and Fremont avenues.

You will see county construction activities on the following segments of the Webber 44 corridor:

  • 45th Avenue between Memorial Parkway and west of Shingle Creek Parkway
  • Webber Parkway (County Road 152) between 44th and Lyndale avenue
  • Triangle intersection connecting 44th Avenue, 45th Avenue and Webber Parkway
  • Lyndale Avenue (County Road 152) between Webber Parkway and south of 41st Avenue

We included a reconstruction area map below.

Project area for the Webber 44 reconstruction includes 45h Avenue, Webber Parkway and Lyndale Avenue

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Project overview

Hennepin County, in coordination with the City of Minneapolis and Metro Transit, is updating infrastructure, like the roadway, sidewalks, trails, curbs and gutters and underground utilities, along segments of 44th Avenue, Webber Parkway, Lyndale Avenue, Humboldt Avenue and 45th Avenue.

Many of these segments make up County Road 152, which travels through North Minneapolis and connects to downtown Minneapolis and becomes Washington Avenue.

We will also improve how this road functions for all modes of travel:

  • For people walking and rolling, we are adding bump-outs and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps at intersections. Throughout the corridor, there will be accessible pedestrian signals (APS), durable crosswalk markings, and countdown timers at intersections with traffic signals. The project also creates a green boulevard with trees and pedestrian-level lighting between the road and sidewalk.
  • For people biking, we are adding bike-only areas along Lyndale and Humboldt avenues. The Lyndale lanes will connect Webber Park with existing routes east of the corridor.
  • For people riding transit, we have prepared 44th Avenue for Metro Transit's enhanced bus shelters for METRO D Line BRT service.

Previous project construction outreach

Webber 44 hosted a virtual construction open house to show updated designs in April 2021. At the open house, project staff shared proposed improvements, timing and staging of the work. It also included brief overviews of county road projects scheduled to happen nearby.

Previous project design outreach

Updated design open house

Webber 44 hosted an open house to show updated designs in February 2019.

View the boards from the open house (PDF)

View the updated design layout – east – February 2019 (PDF)

View the updated design layout – west – February 2019 (PDF)

Watch a brief video about the Webber 44 project (YouTube)

View the open house summary (PDF)

View the illustrated guide of updated designs - printable version (PDF)

Early design concepts open house

Webber 44 hosted an open house to show early designs and get feedback in September 2018.

View the project overview (PDF)

View comment summary as of August 20 (PDF)

View the open house display boards (PDF)

View early design concept layout – 44th Avenue (PDF)

View early design concept layout – Webber Parkway (PDF)

View early design mini roundabout (PDF)

View the open house summary (PDF)

To share your comments, download the survey (PDF) and send to Jason Staebell, project manager, Hennepin County Transportation Project Delivery, 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina, MN 55340

Project kick-off open house

Webber 44 hosted a project kick-off open house in June 2018.

Review the open house presentation (PDF)

View the open house display boards (PDF)

View the open house summary (PDF)

Other projects near the area

Hennepin County is preparing to reconstruct Osseo Road (County Road 152) from Penn Avenue (County Road 2) to 49th Avenue in North Minneapolis. Learn about the Osseo Road project.

In June 2019, the METRO C Line bus rapid transit line opened. The C Line route runs between downtown Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center including on Osseo Road. Visit Metro Transit's METRO C Line project page.

Other projects are being planned for this corridor, including:

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