Webber 44 corridor reconstruction

County Road 152 in Minneapolis

Hennepin County, in coordination with the City of Minneapolis and Metro Transit, is preparing to reconstruct 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 is tentatively planned for 2020.

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Project information

Project overview

The project objectives are to improve safety and operations, and to improve experience for people driving, transporting freight, riding transit, biking, walking or needing accessibility features.

Early designs maintain a 2-lane roadway section on the west end of the project but will include a dedicated bicycle facility. On the east end of the project (along Lyndale Avenue) early designs call for a 3-lane section to improve safety and allow for the implementation of a bicycle facility.

The project will include, but is not limited to, the following improvements:

  • For people walking, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps and sidewalk Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS), durable crosswalk markings and countdown timers.
  • For people biking, a new dedicated bicycle facility and wayfinding signage for the Grand Rounds Scenic Bikeway System.
  • For people riding transit, enhanced bus shelters and wayfinding signage.
  • Streetscaping elements, removing unnecessary retaining walls and the installation of a boulevard, ornamental fencing and lighting.
  • Safety improvements, adding dedicated turn lanes, new traffic signal mast arms, additional primary traffic signal indications and as the removal of unwarranted traffic signals where data and engineering can support them.
  • For the roadway, replacing deteriorated curbs and gutters, storm sewer structures, and pavement substructure.

As part of the planning and design phases of the project, staff will evaluate the potential for burying overhead utilities that would be delivered as a supplemental activity.

Land acquisition

The acquisition of privately-owned real property is sometimes necessary when making improvements to county roads. The document below provides information to those whose land must be either partially acquired or acquired in its entirety by Hennepin County. This document is shared directly with these individuals. It is provided here as a resource for anyone who may have misplaced the document.

Any questions can be directed to:

Hennepin County Public Works
Land Acquisition Group
1600 Prairie Drive
Medina, MN 55340-5421

Public involvement

Upcoming project outreach

Future outreach events will be posted here once they have been scheduled.

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)

Environmental review

This project will have temporary environmental impacts to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s (MPRB) Webber Park, North Mississippi Regional Park and Victory Memorial Parkway.

Hennepin County has taken steps to minimize all impacts to the sensitive parks. The project has applied for a de minimis determination, which states that the proposed impacts will have no significant or lasting impacts to the parks.

Below you can find the de minimis form. The link will be available until Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

De minimis preliminary determination request

Your comments must be submitted on or before Wednesday, March 4, 2020 to David Jaeger.

Your comments can be sent via email at david.jaeger@hennepin.us, or by mail to ATTN: David Jaeger, Hennepin County Public Works, 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina, MN 55340. County staff will coordinate with MPRB staff in responding to substantive comments. Comments will become part of the official record and will be considered when making future project related decisions.

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