Neighborhood Notes

Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction Project Update

Hennepin Ave. Downtown


Hennepin Ave. Downtown Reconstruction Project

Hennepin Ave. reconstruction project, led by City of Minneapolis Public Works, will be reconstructed between 12th Street and Washington Avenue beginning Spring 2019.  The project will reconstruct the pavement from building face to building face, including improvements to public and private utility infrastructure, and improved infrastructure for pedestrians, bicycles, transit, and vehicles.

Latest Project News

Private Utility crews have been installing new fiber optic conduits this past week from 10th to 12th and plan to be complete down to 11th this week.

CenterPoint Energy and Clearway Energy have continued their work between 7th and 8th Streets installing new condensate and gas mains.  They plan to wrap up the services this week in that block.

What’s Coming Up

Next week the fiber optic work will continue between 11th and 12th Streets, and CenterPoint will continue replacing the gas main across the 7th Street intersection.  The Sanitary Sewer replacement work will begin at 9th Street. This work will stretch from 8th to 10th.  At this time the traffic lanes will be moved to the outer most lanes, maintaining 1-lane in each direction through the work zones.  Refer to PDF below for more details.

8th Street will be closed east of Hennepin.

Looking ahead, private utility work is planned to begin in June between Washington and 4th St.


For more information on this project contact: 

Construction Manager, or 612-225-4049

As part of the Hennepin Avenue project buses will be rerouted to Nicollet for the duration of the project.  Buses will pick up/drop off at normal bus stops along Nicollet between 3rd street and 11th street including 12th & Yale (Northbound), 12th & Harmon Pl (Southbound) and Spruce Pl between Harmon Pl and Hennepin (Southbound). This detour will continue through 2022.  There is more information below and available at .  Please note that on Thursdays, due to the Farmer’s Market, northbound buses will not be on Nicollet Mall on Thursdays from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm and 6:30 – 7:30 pm.