• Washington Avenue

    The new Washington Avenue project will reconfigure lanes for more efficiency, provide more space for pedestrians at intersections, increase boulevard greening, and include the first dedicated cycle track in downtown Minneapolis for bicyclists.

    Washington Avenue between Hennepin Avenue and 5th Avenue
    Beginning Project Date:
    March 2016
    Project Completion:
    September 2017
    Recent Updates:
    Washington Ave traffic lanes are fully open at this point. There will still be periodic short-term lane closures over the next month to install any remaining fixtures, trees, etc. The cycle track opened August 31. Metro Transit buses are now operating on Washington Avenue. Tree planting begins the week of September 11, with perennials to follow.