North Loop Pedestrian Improvement Project


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Project Status

CIP Status Stage 1: Planning

Project Materials

Open House 1 Boards - Introduction

Open House 2 Boards - Preliminary Design

Open House 2 - Preliminary Layout


Project Details

Project Description:
The project will improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists by improving pedestrian and bicycle crossways at 22 intersections in the North Loop area by adding a combination of curb extensions, pedestrian crossing medians, Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS), ADA compliant curb ramps, durable crosswalk markings, and upgrades to existing signals to add leading pedestrian intervals.

Project Location:
The North Loop is generally bounded by Plymouth Ave on the north, 1st Ave on the south, the Mississippi, river on the east, and 4th St N on the west.

Construction Date:
This project is scheduled to be completed in 2019.

Construction Duration:



The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works will be holding a series of public meetings to gather feedback regarding the proposed project. The first two public meetings will be held at the dates below, with a third final public meeting scheduled tentatively for November 2017.


Public Meeting #1, Introductory Open House:
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room-N280
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Monday, July 24th, 2017
Open House Hours, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Public Meeting #2, Preliminary Concepts Open House:
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room-N280
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Open House Hours, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Heritage Preservation Commission, Introductory Presentation
Minneapolis City Hall, Room 317
350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 

Meeting begins at 4:30pm. Item location on the agenda TBD.


Public Meeting #3, Final Preliminary Concept:
Expected in January or February 2018. Time, date and location to be determined. 


Project Updates

8/29/17 The second project open house will be held from 5:30pm - 7:00pm at Minneapolis Central Library

8/28/17 The introductory project survey has been closed

8/2/17 Project staff attended a Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities (MACOPD) meeting to introduce the project

7/24/17 The introductory open house was held at Minneapolis Central Library

7/26/17 Project staff attended a North Loop Neighborhood Association meeting to introduce the project

7/20/17 Project staff attended the City's Pedestrian Advisory Committee to introduce the project

7/18/17 Project staff attended a 2020 Partners meeting to introduce the project

7/18/17 Project staff attend the City's Bicycle Advisory Committee to introduce the project

7/11/17 Meeting notifications for the upcoming open houses have been sent to property addresses in the area.


Project Contacts 

Forrest Hardy, Project Planner, 612-673-5951 or

Adam Hayow, Project Engineer, 612-673-2172 or



See also, related 2019 project: North Loop Paving 



Last updated Dec 1, 2017



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