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4th Street North & South Reconstruction

The City of Minneapolis will be reconstructing 0.6 miles of 4th St between 2nd Ave N and 4th Ave S. The design for the 4th St Reconstruction Project is complete and road reconstruction is anticipated to begin in Spring of 2021.

4th St N S

The project will include reconstruction from building front to building front with full removal of the existing street, curb and gutter, driveways, and sidewalk. The design for the reconstructed 4th Street includes new roadway pavement, better pedestrian crossings, and a new protected bike facility. View the final 4th St S roadway layout.

The goals of the project are to:

Before (Photo)

4th St looking east between Marquette Ave and 2nd Ave

4th St S Before Photo

After (Rendering)

4th St looking east between Marquette Ave and 2nd Ave

4th St S After Rendering

Project Status

Project Status: Design


Utility Repairs Underway

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) is currently underway with construction of two new access shafts on 4th Street, just east of Hennepin and Marquette Avenues, to repair the underground tunnels. Repair work will include stabilizing the walls of the tunnel, removing debris from the top of the pipe, rehabilitating the pipe, then filling the space with grout. This work is anticipated to be complete by Spring 2020.

Check out the MCES 4th St Tunnel project for more information on the tunnel repair work:

Project Date Postponed

In order to best coordinate with several other active downtown street projects, the 4th Street Reconstruction Project has been postponed one year and is now anticipated to begin in Spring 2021 instead of Spring 2020. Additional utility work is currently scheduled to begin in Summer 2020. 

4th St S Schedule

What's New!

The 4th St S Reconstruction final design is complete!

View the final 4th St S Design.


May 2019 Newsletter (link coming soon)

January 2019 Newsletter (link coming soon)

Past Meetings

Stakeholder Meeting

February 19, 2019, 3-5pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Room
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN

Stakeholder Meeting Presentation
Stakeholder Meeting Boards (link coming soon)

Individual Property Meetings

November 2018-December 2018

Meeting Agenda

Open House #2

October 18, 2017, 4:30-6pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Room
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401

4th St S Layout(10/19/2017)
Open House #2 Presentation (10/18/2017)

Open House #1

February 13, 2017, 4-6pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Room
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

2017 Assessment Info Packet (updated 1/25/17)*
Project Fact Sheet (updated 2/317)
Open House #1 Materials (updated 2/1517)
Open House #1 Existing Conditions Map (updated 2/1717)

*This packet provides general information about uniform assessment rates and how the City of Minneapolis calculates influence areas for projects like Hennepin Avenue. Public Works will not have project assessment information about individual parcels until late 2018 or early 2019.

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January 2019 Project Update

April 13, 2017: Final City Council Layout Approval

March 3, 2017: A project survey is now available to collect additional public input. Please share your ideas by taking this survey.

February 15, 2017: The materials presented at the February 13, 2017 open house have been posted in the Project Documents section.

February 3, 2017:The project team has been meeting with property owners and other key stakeholders over the past month, and is hosting a public Open House on February 13, 2017 between 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Doty Board Room. There will be a short presentation at 4:30 p.m.

January 6, 2017: The project was presented to the Bicycle Advisory Committee Engineering Subcommittee on Tuesday, December 13, 2017 between 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Colonial Warehouse Building, 212 3rd Avenue North, Suite 404 and the Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Infrastructure & Engineering Subcommittee on Thursday, December 15, 2017 between 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Minneapolis City Hall, 350 5th Street South, Room 212.


Bill Fellows, Project Engineer, 612-673-5661 or [email protected]


Last updated May 17, 2019



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