The City of Minneapolis will reconstruct 34th Avenue S between E. Minnehaha Parkway and E. 58th Street. The 1.37 mile project is scheduled to occur over the course of the 2019-2020 construction seasons and will consist of improvements to the roadway, sidewalk and utilities. During the majority of construction, local access to homes and businesses will be maintained.
The 34th Avenue S reconstruction project is now planned to begin early in 2019, with final clean (repair of defects, final tree plantings, etc.) in 2020. The project timeline was shifted to limit the overlap with other projects in the area and reduce the total amount of construction time.
Construction is planned to begin with the storm and sanitary main realignment between 56th and 58th St E, in January/February 2019 and estimated to be substantially completed with new pavement by late November 2019. The project staging will be further developed in coordination with a Contractor; however, please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances. The City is planning on bringing on a Contractor this fall.
The project will include complete removal and replacement of the pavement surface, curb and gutter, storm drains, driveway approaches, some sidewalk, and new trees and sod. Once the removals and underground utility work is complete, the new asphalt pavement can be placed.
A preconstruction meeting will be held later in 2018 to provide more information regarding the construction coordination and staging.
For more information and questions, please contact the City of Minneapolis Public Works Staff:
Becca Hughes at Rebecca.Hughes@minneapolismn.gov or, 612-673-3594.
Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project during construction, please call the construction manager Menbere Wodajo, at 612‐673‐3716 or Menbere.Wodajo@minneapolismn.gov. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, Brad Mikiska at 612‐297‐4660.
To install new curb and gutter, driveways, and sidewalks we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of 2019. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact Menbere or Brad.
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