• 3rd Avenue South Redesign

    Third Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis is being redesigned. When completed, the street will include protected bicycle lanes from the Convention Center to the Mississippi River. In addition to this new north-south bike connection through Downtown, the project will add greenery and make other improvements along the street. Construction is taking place during 2016 with the bike lanes being substantially completed, and ends in 2017 with plantings and new pavement markings for the protected bikeway.

    Address:
    3rd Avenue between 1st Street South and 16th Street East
    Beginning Project Date:
    June 3, 2016
    Project Completion:
    Spring/Summer 2017
    Recent Updates:
    Paving crews will be working weekends to reduce the construction traffic impacts. The traffic management plan on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays is to have north bound traffic detoured and one lane of south bound traffic. On Mondays, one lane of traffic in each direction will be re-opened. Traffic will be reduced to one lane going south on 3rd Avenue S. and marked detours going north during construction. Removal of the street's median is complete. Work has begun throughout the length of the project, including 3rd Street/Washington Avenue, 8th to 9th streets, 10th to 11th streets, 12th to 16th streets, and U.S. Bank Plaza block.