Minnehaha Ave Road Construction Public Meetings

(From Hennepin County News, June 27, 2013, to LCC)

Contact: Kristy Morter, Transportation Department (six one two) 596-0384; Chris Engelmann, City of Minneapolis (six one two) 673-3274; Kayla Bromelkamp, Public Affairs (six one two) 348-8536

The public is invited to a public meeting from 5-7pm Thursday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 17 about the Minnehaha Ave reconstruction project. The meeting will be held at the Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church (4101 37th Ave S).

Hennepin County, in coordination with the City of Minneapolis, is developing a design concept for Minnehaha Avenue from 46th St S to Lake Street. There are two design concepts currently considered for this project and the county would like input from the public on the two options.

There will be two public meetings in July, followed by additional meetings in September. County staff will respond to public comments and make changes to the layouts as appropriate before presenting them to the Minneapolis City Council for approval.

The Minnehaha-Hiawatha Community Works project has also been working the community. Information gathered for that project will also be incorporated into the layout recommendations.

Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2015 and extend through two construction seasons, finishing up in 2016. For more information, residents can visit this website.