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Street Resurfacing Program

Street Resurfacing is a type of street maintenance and a recurring program by the City of Minneapolis. Resurfacing removes the top layer of asphalt pavement on a street and puts on a new layer of asphalt. This extends the life of the street between more expensive fixes. The asphalt pavement resurfacing is intended to last about 10 years.

Learn more about which streets we'll be resurfacing this year, and find answers to commonly asked questions about resurfacing below.

2019 Project Locations 

Learn more about each project area below.

Jordan West and Willard South

 PV056 Jordan W & Willard S Resurfacing Webmap 9-6-19

Project Status

Project Status: Completed

Project Location

Jordan West and Willard South neighborhoods in North Minneapolis

Construction Schedule

Asphalt milling was completed on October 9, 2019.

Duration of Construction

Construction will take approximately 3 weeks to complete.

Meetings

TBD

Project Contact

Chris Trembath, [email protected] or 612-919-1196

Last updated October 9, 2019 

South Hay

 2019 PV056 South Hay Webmap

Project Status

Project Status: Completed

Project Location

South Hay neighborhood in North Minneapolis

Construction Schedule

May 2019 (postponed from 2018)

Project was completed on May 6, 2019.

Duration of Construction

TBD

Meetings

TBD

Project Contact

Larry Matsumoto, [email protected] or 612-919-1148

Last updated September 30, 2019 

19th Ave SE

 19th Ave S Resurfacing Webmap

Project Status

Project Status: Construction

Project Location

19th Ave S, 4th St S, and 20th Ave S in Cedar-Riverside area

Construction Start Date

Milling and paving on 4th St S and 20th Ave S is complete.

Asphalt milling and paving on 4th St S and 20th Ave S is complete.

Asphalt milling and paving will occur for 19th Ave S in late October or early November.

Duration of Construction

Construction on 4th St S and 20th Ave S will take approximately one week. Construction on 19th Ave S will take approximately one week when it begins.

Detour

19th Ave S Detour 9-30-19

Project Contact

Chris Trembath, [email protected] or 612-919-1196

Last updated September 30, 2019 

Crystal Lake Area

 Crystal Lake Resurfacing Webmap

Project Status

Project Status: Construction

Project Location

Crystal Lake neighborhood area in North Minneapolis

Construction Start Date

Curb and gutter work is complete. Asphalt milling is complete. Paving has begun and will continue through October.

Duration of Construction

Asphalt milling and paving south of 44th Ave N will take approximately 3 weeks.

Asphalt milling and paving north of 44th Ave N is to be determined.

Project Contact

Chris Trembath, [email protected] or 612-919-1196

Last updated September 30, 2019 

E Lake Calhoun Pkwy

 E Lake Calhoun Pkwy Resurfacing Webmap

Project Status

Project Status: Completed

Project Location

E Lake Calhoun Pkwy, along the east side of Bde Maka Ska between 36th St W and Lake St W

Construction Schedule

Construction will begin on April 15, 2019.

Project was completed on May 7.

Type of Construction

Full depth asphalt mill and overlay, preceded by minor amount of curb and gutter replacement and replacement of miscellaneous concrete structures

Traffic Impacts

Parkway will be closed and detoured for duration of project.

Duration of Construction

3 weeks

Project Contact

Chris Trembath, [email protected] or 612-919-1196

Last updated September 30, 2019 

Evergreen Dr

 Evergreen Dr Resurfacing Webmap

Project Status

Project Status: Completed

Project Location

Evergreen Dr, from 23rd to 25th Ave S

Construction Start Date

Construction began on May 14, 2019

Duration of Construction

Curb and gutter work began May 14, 2019, and the project will complete in approximately 2 weeks.

Asphalt milling is scheduled for May 28; asphalt paving will follow.

May 30, 2019: Project is complete.

Project Photos

Evergreen Dr Resurfacing was completed on May 30, 2019.

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Project Contact

Chris Trembath, [email protected] or 612-919-1196

Last updated September 30, 2019 

Grand St NE

 Grand St NE Resurfacing Webmap

Project Status

Project Status: Completed

Project Location

Grand St NE from Lowry Ave NE to 31st Ave NE

Construction Start Date

Curb and gutter work, asphalt milling and paving are complete.

Duration of Construction

Milling and paving will take approximately 1 week to complete.

Project Contact

Chris Trembath, [email protected] or 612-919-1196

Last updated September 30, 2019 

Kingfield Area

 Kingfield Resurfacing Webmap

Project Status

Project Status: Completed

Project Location

Kingfield Neighborhood in Southwest Minneapolis

Construction Start Date

April 23, 2019

Type of Construction

Asphalt mill and overlay, replacement of minor amounts of concrete curb and gutter and other miscellaneous concrete structures

Duration of Construction

Asphalt milling and paving north of 43rd St W is complete.

Asphalt milling and paving south of 43rd St W starts May 29, 2019. Waiting for private utility work to conclude in some areas before asphalt can be placed.

The City of Minneapolis will take about 4-5 weeks to complete the entire project.  Periodic closures for 2 days in front of your residence.  Private Utility companies will have extensive work to do on this project prior to the City of Minneapolis resurfacing the streets.

Meetings

Pre-Public Hearing
February 13, 2019 at 6pm
Martin Luther King Recreational Center

Public Hearing
February 19, 2019
City Hall

Project Contact

Chris Trembath, [email protected] or 612-919-1196

Last updated September 30, 2019 

Monroe St NE

 Monroe St NE Resurfacing Webmap

Project Status

Project Status: Construction

Project Location

Monroe St NE from Broadway St NE to Lowry Ave NE

Construction Start Date

Concrete curb and gutter replacement is complete.

Asphalt milling and paving will begin in early October and is expected to take approximately 3 weeks to complete.

Duration of Construction

TBD

Project Contact

Chris Trembath, [email protected] or 612-919-1196

Last updated September 30, 2019 

Pennhurst Area

 Pennhurst Resurfacing Webmap

Project Status

Project Status: Construction

Project Location

Pennhurst neighborhood in Southwest Minneapolis

Construction Start Date

Concrete curb and gutter replacement began Friday, September 20, 2019.

Asphalt milling and paving is expected to begin late October and take approximately 1 month to complete.

Duration of Construction

TBD

Meetings

TBD

Project Contact

Chris Trembath, [email protected] or 612-919-1196

Last updated September 30, 2019 

Sanford Area

 Sanford Area Webmap

Project Status

Project Status: Completed

Project Location

Sanford neighborhood in South Minneapolis

Construction Start Date

Curb and gutter work is complete.

Asphalt milling is complete.

Paving is complete except for two stretches of roadway. 37th St E from Minnehaha to 40th Ave S and 35th St E from 41st Ave S to 42nd Ave S. Both stretches will be completed the week of September 23, 2019.

Duration of Construction

Milling and paving should take approximately 5-6 weeks to complete.

Traffic and Bus Detour Route

Sanford Detour Map 9-6-19

Project Contact

Chris Trembath, [email protected] or 612-919-1196

Last updated September 30, 2019 

Future Project Locations (2020)

2020 Locations

  A map of project locations will be coming soon.

Completed Project Locations (2017)

38th Street East

Project Location:
38th Street East from Minnehaha Avenue to West River Parkway

Construction Dates:
Milling of pavement will be done on Aug 10th, 2017
Paving scheduled to take place between Minnehaha Avenue and 41st Avenue on August 11, 2017
Paving scheduled to take place between 41st Avenue and Edmund Blvd August 14th
August 14, 2017: Project is complete.

Pre-Public Hearing
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Sibley Recreation Center, 1900 E 40th Street 

Formal Public Hearing
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Council Chambers, City Hall
350 South 5th Street, 3rd Floor

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4th Street South

Project Location:
4th Street South, from the east side of Park Avenue to underneath the 11th Street bridge (along the north side of US Bank Stadium)

Construction Dates:
Week of September 25, 2017
Curb and gutter work will be done in the first week. Plans are to mill and overlay the street on October 16 and 17, 2017. Back up date is October 18, 2017.
October 18, 2017 Update: Project is complete.

4th St S webmap

7th Street South & 13th Avenue South

Project Location:
7th Street South, from 11th Avenue South to 13th Avenue South;
and 13th Avenue South, from 5th Street South to 8th Street South

Construction Start Date:
Curb and gutter work starts May 8.
Milling and Paving work on 13th Avenue South starts May 16.
7th Street South will be resurfaced June 3rd and 4th.

Duration of Construction:
Concrete replacement under traffic will take 2 weeks.
Asphalt mill and overlay work will take 2 days during which the westbound ramp from Hiawatha Avenue will be closed.

Meetings

Pre-Public Hearing
6:30 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2017
Elliot Recreation Center
1000 E 14th Street

Formal Public Hearing
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Council Chambers, City Hall
350 South 5th Street, 3rd Floor

Project Updates

May 15, 2017 Update: Milling and Paving on 13th Avenue South will take place on May 16 and 17. 7th Street South will be resurfaced June 3rd and 4th.

May 5, 2017 Update: Miscellaneous curb and gutter replacement will start next week. The mill and overlay work will take place May 16-17.

June 4, 2017 Update: Project completed.

Resurfacing 7th St S & 13th webmap


7th St S     13h Ave S

8th Street Southeast

Project Location:
8th Street Southeast, from Central Avenue Northeast to 15th Avenue Southeast

Construction Start Date:
August 1, 2017

Project Timeline:
Milling will start on Tuesday, August 1, and Asphalt Paving will start on Wednesday, August 2. Asphalt Paving will be completed approximately Friday, August 8, weather and other uncontrollable factors permitting.
The project will be resurfaced from east to west.

Paving scheduled to be completed by Thursday August 10, 2017 barring rain delay or other unforeseen circumstances.

Meetings

Pre-Public Hearing
6:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, 2017
Van Cleve Recreation Center
901 15th Avenue SE

Formal Public Hearing
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Council Chambers, City Hall
350 South 5th Street, 3rd Floor

Project Updates

August 11, 2017: The project is complete.

August 4, 2017: Milling and paving of 8th Street is in progress and should be completed by the end of next week, on August 11, 2017.

8th St SE Resurfacing Webmap

Lakewood & Harriet Neighborhood Areas

Project Location:
Lakewood and Harriet Areas

Construction Start Date:
Concrete replacement work will start in mid-May with asphalt mill and overlay work following starting June 1.

Duration of Construction:
The project will take approximately 4 weeks to complete. During that time a particular street will be closed for 2 days for asphalt removal and replacement in front of a home or business.

Meetings

Pre-Public Hearing
6:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center
3900 Bryant Ave S

Formal Public Hearing
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Council Chambers, City Hall
350 South 5th Street, 3rd Floor

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North & South Sheridan Neighborhood Areas

Project Location:
North & South Sheridan Areas

Construction Start Date:
Miscellaneous curb removal and replacement will start the week of August 7, 2017.
Milling will start on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Paving will follow.

Duration of Construction:
TBD

Meetings

Pre-Public Hearing
7:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2017
Bottineau Recreation Center
2000 Second Street NE 

Formal Public Hearing
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Council Chambers, City Hall
350 South 5th Street, 3rd Floor

Project Updates

August 1, 2018: Resurfacing in North Sheridan has been completed.

September 9, 2017: Milling and Paving in North Sheridan is progressing as private utilities complete work in the project.2017-PV056-N-&-S-Sheridan-webmap.gif

South Hay Neighborhood Area

Project Location:
South Hay Area

Construction Start Date:
Curb and gutter work to start June 12
Asphalt mill and overlay work will follow

Duration of Construction:
4 weeks

Meetings

Pre-Public Hearing
6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Harrison Recreation Center
503 N Irving Avenue

Formal Public Hearing
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Council Chambers, City Hall
350 South 5th Street, 3rd Floor

Project Updates

May 23, 2017 Update: South Hay concrete work will start in early June, with resurfacing to follow.
June 7, 2017 Update: Curb and gutter work to start June 12. Asphalt mill and overlay work will follow.
June 13, 2017 Update: Project is now in construction stage.
July 10, 2017 Update: Asphalt Milling will start July 17. Asphalt paving will start July 24.

Resurfacing-South Hay webmap.gif

Washington Street Northeast

Project Location:
Washington Street Northeast, from 17th Avenue Northeast to 27th Avenue Northeast

Construction Start Date:
Saw cutting for curb replacement will start the last week of September or the first week in October, 2017.
Work on curb replacement on the project will start October 4, 2017 with asphalt milling and paving to follow.
Asphalt Milling and Paving is scheduled for the week of October 30, 2017.

Duration of Construction:
3-4 weeks

Meetings

Pre-Public Hearing
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Logan Recreation Center
690 13th Ave NE 

2nd Pre-Public Hearing
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2017
Logan Recreation Center
690 13th Ave NE 

Formal Public Hearing
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Council Chambers, City Hall
350 South 5th Street, 3rd Floor

Additional Formal Public Hearing
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Council Chambers, City Hall
350 South 5th Street, 3rd Floor

Project Updates

October 18, 2017 Update: Asphalt milling and paving is scheduled for the week of October 30, 2017.

Updated September 20, 2017

September 11, 2017 Update: Projected to start in late September or early October.

 2017-PV056-Washington-St-NE-webmap

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Resurfacing

What is resurfacing?

Resurfacing removes the top layer of asphalt pavement on a street and puts on a new layer of asphalt. This extends the life of the street between more expensive reconstructions. The asphalt pavement resurfacing is intended to last about 10 years.

Why do I have to pay an assessment for road resurfacing? Don’t my property taxes already pay for it?

In almost all cases, benefitting property owners pay only a portion of the project cost. The City pays the remaining costs by selling municipal bonds. City ordinance requires individual assessments to pay for resurfacing based on the benefit to each property. Your assessment is based on the square footage of your lot.

Are Special Assessments a one-time payment?

A special assessment can be a single payment or spread out over a number of years.

  • Assessments of $150 or less are collected in their entirety the year of the assessment.
  • Assessments of more than $150 can be collected in 5, 10, or 20 annual installments on your property tax statement. City Council determines the payment schedule.

Interest is charged on special assessments at the same rate as bonds.

If you want to pay your portion in advance, contact the Public Works Special Assessments Office at 612-673-2401. If not prepaid, special assessments for resurfacing are collected over a 5-year period on property taxes.

Why is the street I live on being resurfaced?

The City of Minneapolis evaluates the condition all of the City streets on an ongoing basis. It also keeps track of complaint calls and tracks where maintenance dollars are being spent. Using these factors, Public Works selects streets for resurfacing. If the street doesn’t get resurfaced now, it would likely need a more expensive and disruptive repair before long.

Why do I have to pay for resurfacing the street when it was destroyed by trucks and buses?

Regardless of the use of the street, adjacent property owners pay a special assessment for resurfacing by law based on the benefit to the property. The Uniform Assessment Rate is higher for non-residential properties than residential, but is uniform regardless of traffic volume, bus routing, truck routing or other such factors.

Will the road be closed during this work?

For safety, roadways are generally closed to through traffic during resurfacing work. Some of the busier streets may remain partially open to aid with area traffic flow. To allow the most access to homes and businesses, the City of Minneapolis does its best to finish as quickly as possible.

How long will the resurfacing work take in front of my home or business?Will the road be closed during this work?

Resurfacing usually takes two or three days; it depends on the number of layers of asphalt going back on the roadway. The first day will be for grinding away the existing pavement. The second and possibly third days would be for each new layer of asphalt. The days may or may not be consecutive, but the City of Minneapolis does its best to finish as quickly as possible. If your street is posted no parking, there should be a nearby cross street to park on.

The City also allows private utility companies to upgrade their infrastructure before a resurfacing. Private utility companies may independently work in a project area several days or weeks ahead of the City of Minneapolis crews who perform the resurfacing of the street.*
The City affords utility companies this opportunity to avoid tearing up roads that have recently been paved.

 

For safety, roadways are generally closed to through traffic during resurfacing work. Some of the busier streets may remain partially open to aid with area traffic flow. To allow the most access to homes and businesses, the City of Minneapolis does its best to finish as quickly as possible.

How will I know when resurfacing on my street is going to be done?Will the road be closed during this work?

The Public Works Department hosts community engagement meetings before starting each project and invites property owners by letter. A letter is also mailed to property owners along the project area about a week before work starts. Streets are posted “no parking” at least 24 hours before construction starts. In residential areas, a call goes out to property owners with land line telephones 24 hours before work starts.

The city also maintains information online about current street projects.

*Private utilities maintain their own websites and may send out their own notifications independent of the City.

For safety, roadways are generally closed to through traffic during resurfacing work. Some of the busier streets may remain partially open to aid with area traffic flow. To allow the most access to homes and businesses, the City of Minneapolis does its best to finish as quickly as possible.

Will the process fix the water ponding areas in the concrete curb and gutter and/or overlay the bus pads in front of my home or business?

The answer is no. Resurfacing is designed to extend the life of the asphalt roadway only. Replacing the entire street pavement and the curb and gutter is done in a full reconstruction project.

Concrete bus pads are not overlaid with asphalt in resurfacing projects because asphalt and concrete don’t bond properly.

There is "no parking" posted on my street and nobody is working. What is going on?

First check the name and phone number at the bottom of the sign; they are often placed by private contractors. Please contact the Traffic and Parking Services division of Public Works, at 612-673-2383, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and ask them for any information about what work may be planned for your street.

 

Will the process fix the water ponding areas in the concrete curb and gutter and/or overlay the bus pads in front of my home or business?

The answer is no. Resurfacing is designed to extend the life of the asphalt roadway only. Replacing the entire street pavement and the curb and gutter is done in a full reconstruction project.

Concrete bus pads are not overlaid with asphalt in resurfacing projects because asphalt and concrete don’t bond properly.

My yard was damaged during the resurfacing project. When is it going to get fixed?

City resurfacing work is confined to the asphalt portion of the roadway. If your yard or sidewalk was damaged, it was likely the result of private utility work that took place before the resurfacing project. Contact the private utility company directly about any restoration work or damage claims you may have.

Will my solid waste and recycling be picked up while the City is resurfacing the street?

If your solid waste and recycling are picked up by the City of Minneapolis, you should have special instructions (if necessary) provided by the City’s Solid Waste and Recycling division.

If your solid waste and recycling are picked up by a private contractor, it will be your responsibility to coordinate alternate pickup times with your contractor.

I am going to be out of town for the weekend and my car is parked on the street. Is my street going to be posted "no parking" while I am gone?

If you know that a resurfacing project is scheduled for your area, it is a good idea to move your vehicle off the street while you are away from home. Resurfacing projects are subject to a variety of delays, and catch up work often takes place on weekends.

I take the bus to work and my street is closed for resurfacing. What do I do?

Metro Transit posts alternate stop locations as needed. Contact Metro Transit directly if you have questions.

Program Contact

Chris Trembath, 612-919-1196 or [email protected]

 

Last updated Oct 11, 2019

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