The orange traffic cone, sometimes called the state flower, is in majestic bloom in Northeast this season. Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis, and CenterPoint Energy have street projects throughout the neighborhoods, some of which will go into the fall. Residents have already felt the inconvenience of parking restrictions and street closures.
Here’s a partial list:
• Work on 37th Avenue between Central and Silver Lake Road will be underway as of August 22.
• Street repair, primarily milling and paving, are scheduled for this month on Monroe Street from Broadway to Lowry and on Grand Street from Lowry to 31st Ave. The 50-year-old streets in Waite Park are also due for resurfacing, but before that happens, CenterPoint Energy has to finish moving residential gas meters from inside to outside homes. In many cases this includes replacement of the gas service line to the gas main in the street, requiring digging and replacement of asphalt street surfaces and concrete sidewalks.
• The city of Minneapolis will be reconstructing more than two miles of streets in the Mid-City Industrial Neighborhood in 2019 and 2020. The project area is bounded on the north by Interstate 35-W, on the south by East Hennepin Avenue, on the east by the city limits, and on the west by Johnson Street NE. Broadway Street is currently closed from Arthur Street to Stinson Boulevard.
• Water main cleaning and structural lining continues on Lincoln Street NE from 36th to 37th Avenue NE; Quincy Street NE from Broadway Street NE to 15th Avenue NE; and 15th Avenue NE from Quincy Street NE to Monroe Street NE. In this same area, the CIPP (cured in place) sewer pipe lining process is being used to rehabilitate existing sewer pipes. Its advantage is that it avoids having to replace the pipes by digging open trenches, and the work is completed in days instead of months.
• ADA pedestrian ramps are being installed at intersections in Sheridan, Holland and Northeast Park.
Below: Photos from various projects listed above. (Photos by Mark Peterson)