Skip navigation

Webber 44 corridor reconstruction

County Road 152 in 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.

 
Open all

Work will be completed in stages to reduce impacts to people travelling through the corridor. Access will be maintained for all local businesses during these scheduled closures.

Stage 1 work 

Crews closed 44th Avenue between Penn and Fremont avenues. This closure now includes the intersection of 44th and Fremont avenues.

The project began with pavement and infrastructure removals. This will clear the area for the crews to begin their storm sewer and other replacements.

Stage 1 work will continue through summer 2021.

Crews have closed 44th Avenue between Penn and Fremont avenues.

September 2021 - 44th Avenue updated detour map (PDF)
44th detour - September 2021

Detour for people driving

  • Shingle Creek Drive
  • 45th Avenue
  • Webber Parkway
  • Lyndale Avenue (County Road 152)
  • Dowling Avenue
  • Penn Avenue

All detours are subject to change. Project staff will post signs along the corridor and send out messages ahead of any detour changes.

Detour for people using transit

44th Avenue detour

Metro Transit routes 5 and 721 will be detoured to 43rd Avenue. All temporary stops along 43rd Avenue will mirror those on 44th Avenue:

  • Girard Avenue
  • Humboldt Avenue
  • James Avenue
  • Morgan Avenue
  • Penn Avenue

Updated transit information can be found on Metro Transit's website.

Access for people walking and rolling

Crews will remove the north sidewalk first along 44th Avenue.

People walking and rolling will have access on the south side.

Access for people biking

People biking will be detoured to Victory Memorial Drive.

Project overview

Along 44th Avenue and Webber Parkway, the existing 2-lane roadway section with on street parking will remain. Lyndale Avenue will be converted to a 3-lane roadway between 42nd and 41st avenues to improve safety and allow for an off-street bicycle path.

We will make safety improvements along the corridor, including adding dedicated turn lanes and new traffic signals and removing unwarranted traffic signals.

We will replace deteriorated curbs and gutters, storm sewer structures and pavement substructure.

  • For people walking and rolling, we will add bump outs and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps at intersections. At intersections with traffic signals, we will add accessible pedestrian signals (APS), durable crosswalk markings and countdown timers. The project also creates a green boulevard between the road and sidewalk with trees and pedestrian level lighting.
  • For people biking, we will add 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 will prepare for D Line service along 44th Avenue with enhanced bus shelters.

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 Minneapolis.

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.

Other projects are being planned for this corridor, including:

Open all
Top