• 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:
    Recent Updates:
    Starting May 8, crews reduced traffic on 3rd Avenue South to one lane in each direction at Washington Avenue. The lane reduction is necessary for crews to replace utilities, sidewalk, concrete and pavement on the west half of that intersection. That work is anticipated to last approximately two weeks, weather permitting. if 3rd Avenue is part of your commute across the Mississippi River, you may want to consider other nearby crossings during the duration of this lane reduction. Crews recently completed work on westbound lanes of Washington Avenue and now need to work on pavement removal and utility replacements. Also, crews will begin paving eastbound Washington Avenue between Hennepin and 2nd Avenue South. The eastbound lanes remain closed and traffic continues to be detoured via Hennepin Avenue, 4th Street and 5th Avenue.