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North Loop Reconstruction & Pedestrian Improvements Update 7/19/19

The North Loop Reconstruction & Pedestrian Improvements Project consists of two separate projects:

  1. A full street reconstruction along 3rd St N between 10th Ave N and 5th Ave N

  2. A pedestrian improvement project generally bounded by 10th Ave N on the north, 1st Ave on the south, West River Parkway on the east, and 4th St N on the west

North Loop Reconstruction Updates

WORK THIS PAST WEEK

5th Ave N 

  • Continuing water work at 5th and 3rd St N

  • Began removing poor subgrade material and replacing with sand between 4th St N and 3rd St N

  • Began storm sewer work

7th Ave N

8th Ave N 

9th Ave N 

3rd St N

  • Continued water work between 8th Ave N and 5th Ave N

  • Began salvaging brick pavers on the north side of 3rd St N between 10th Ave N and 7thAve N

  • Removal of east sidewalk & curb between 10th & 5th Avenue starting

WORK ANTICIPATED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK

5th Ave N 

  • Continuing water work at 5th and 3rd St N (8th Ave N to 5th Ave N)- there will be a temporary water shut off on the night of Monday July 22, 2019. If your property is effected, a notice will be placed on the door of your property in 48 hours’ in advance for impacted businesses, 24 hours’ in advance to impacted residences

  • Continue the removal of poor soils -work will begin at 4th St N and move towards Washington, this work may impact traffic flow on 5th Ave N

  • Continue with storm sewer work

  • Start sanitary sewer work

7th Ave N

  • Tentatively planning on placing the first lift of asphalt next Thursday and Friday (7-25 and 7-26)

  • Begin concrete installation (curb and gutter placement and possibly driveway placement) will start the following Monday, 7-29

8th Ave N 

  • Tentatively planning on next Thursday and Friday (7-25 and 7-26) at Washington and 8th Ave N (possibly one pass along the entire stretch)

  • If the first lift of asphalt is placed on 7/25 and 7/26, curb and gutter installation will follow at the intersection of Washington and 8th Ave N

  • Access to properties between Washington and 3rd St N will partially reopen at Washington.

9th Ave N 

  • Finish placing aggregate base in preparation to place the first lift of asphalt at Washington and 9th Ave N

  • Tentatively planning on paving 7-17 and 7-18 at Washington and 9th Ave N (possibly one pass along 9th Ave N)

  • If the first lift of asphalt is placed on 7/25 and 7/26, curb and gutter installation will follow at the intersection of Washington and 9th Ave N

  • Access to properties between Washington and 3rd St N will partially reopen at Washington.

3rd St N

  • Install hydrants along 3rd St N

  • Continue salvaging brick pavers between 10th Ave N and 7th Ave N, crews will start on the south ½ of 3rd St next week. The north side will be open to maintain 2 way traffic along 3rd

  • Sidewalk and curb removals will begin on the north side of the street between 10thAvenue & 5th Avenue

  • Pedestrian access will be maintained on the south side of 3rd St N

For more information on this project, visit the project website.

North Loop Pedestrian Improvements Updates

WORK THIS PAST WEEK

1st St N

  • 3rd Ave N-water work started

  • 4th Ave N- placed concrete on SW corner

  • 2nd Ave N -SW corner removed

2nd St N NW Corner

  • 4th Ave N – Removed Southside

  • 5th Ave N – Completed north side, started removals on southside

  • 8th Ave N - Started electrical work for Pedestrian Crosswalk system

4th Ave and W River Parkway 

  • Placed concrete on the SE corner

10th Ave N

  • 4th St N – remove north side

WORK ANTICIPATED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK

1st St N

  • 1st St N and 3rd Ave- Finishing water work, 9 have been hooded between 2nd Ave N and 3rd Ave N to maintain two-way traffic during the work. This work should be complete in a week or two.

  • 3rd Ave N – Install hydrant

  • 2nd Ave N -Install hydrant

  • 8th Ave N – Pour remaining concrete

 2nd St N 

  • 4th Ave N pour remaining concrete

  • 5th Ave N pour remaining concrete

  • 8th Ave N begin installing conduit for new pedestrian flasher system. Pour remaining concrete

4th Ave and W River Parkway 

  • Northside of Parkway pour remaining concrete

10th Ave

  • 4th Street Pour Concrete on north Side

For more information on this project, visit the project website.

Miscellaneous

Stakeholder Meeting -These meetings are informal, held biweekly and intended to offer residents and businesses on the job an opportunity to get construction updates, ask construction and access related questions.

Date/Time:         July 24, 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Location:           Corner Coffee 514 N 3rd St #102, Minneapolis MN 55401

As always, feel free to contact myself (612-673-3365) or John Benjamin (651-443-1096) with any construction related questions or concerns.

Contact Information

Project Manager:

Stephanie Malmberg, stephanie.malmberg@minneapolismn.gov, 612-673-3365

Chief Field Inspector:

John Benjamin, john.benjamin@minneapolismn.gov, 651-443-1096 

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