Public Works is conducting preliminary planning work in 2016 in order to submit an application for federal transportation funding that would support the project in addition to MSA and local funding.
Existing Conditions: Hennepin Avenue is both a street and a destination.
The scope of the 2020 reconstruction project provides an opportunity to move existing curb lines and design the street for current and future needs.
Available right-of-way is limited, but the project will aim to provide the following design elements: Public Works will be conducting a technical evaluation of Hennepin to understand where opportunities exist to move curb lines and improve the experience of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users.
The City Council-approved street layout for Hennepin Avenue can be found under the "Project Documents" section.The approved layout can be found under the "Project Documents" section.November 2, 2017: Note to all businesses, residents, stakeholders, and concerned parties, exploratory boring work will be done on Hennepin Avenue between Lake and 36th Street on Monday, November 6. (Note: Project information may change due to scheduling, weather, or other factors outside of our control.Most galling to some was the county’s funding mechanism — a 0.15 percent ballpark sales tax that started in 2006. Better-than-anticipated revenue from the tax allowed the county to plow the extra money into paying off one million bond 21 years early. And the benefits have extended beyond baseball fans.County officials netted more savings recently when they took advantage of lower interest rates to refinance another chunk. For eight years, revenue from the ballpark sales tax has paid for extended hours at libraries across the county.