Construction of the 0.6-mile long project is scheduled to begin in 2018 and will consist of improvements to the roadway, sidewalk, and utilities. The scope of the project will encompass the entire right-of-way and include full removal of the existing street, sub-grade correction, new pavement, curb and gutter, driveways, curb extensions, sidewalks, utility work as needed, pavement markings, signals, and signage. The project will also include streetscape improvements including trees planted in the boulevard, where feasible, and pedestrian-level lighting.
City staff is currently in the preliminary stages of planning and design for the project, which will be accompanied by community outreach activities that will help inform and guide design concepts.
4th Street is a busy corridor for walking. Sections of the existing sidewalk do not meet minimum width requirements. Most pedestrian crossings along the corridor are very wide and could be shortened. Public Works aims to design a street that responds to existing pedestrian volumes, and ensures safety along the corridor. Nearly 6,000 people travel on or access transit along 4th Street on an average weekday.
4th Street is identified on the Minneapolis Bicycle Master Plan as an on-street bikeway. As an important connection in the bicycling network, the design and feasibility of a protected bikeway merits further evaluation and community input. 4th Street’s bikeway connects to many destinations including the Warehouse District, City Hall, and the Commons Park, and provides connections to a larger downtown bicycle network.
4th Street North and South between 2nd Avenue North and 4th Avenue South
Construction Start Date:
2018 and the project will last up to two years
Parking and lane restrictions, temporary closures
Project team will develop concept alternatives for the corridor based on planning guidance and community feedback.The concepts will be shared at a open house in March (date TBD) and posted on the project website for additional community feedback. Public Works plans to recommend a preferred concept layout to City Council in spring 2017.
For comments on the redesign of 4th Street: minneapolismn.gov Or contact one of the Minneapolis Project Managers: