North Loop Pedestrian Improvement Project


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 Project Location

 Various Intersections along 1st St N, 2nd St N, 4th St N, 10th Ave N and West River Parkway


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

Metropolitan Council Transportation Advisory Board packet materials



Project Details

Project Description:
The project will improve safety for pedestrians at 16 intersections in the North Loop area by adding a combination of curb extensions, Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS), ADA compliant curb ramps, durable crosswalk markings, and upgrades to existing signals.

Project Location:
The project area is generally bounded by 10th Ave N on the north, 1st Ave on the south, West River Parkway 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 held a series of public meetings to gather feedback regarding the proposed project:


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 


Project Updates

3/15/18 - A final recommended layout has been uploaded to the project website

3/7/18 - Project was brought to the Metropolitan Council TAB Technical Advisory Committee

2/22/18 - Project was brought to the Metropolitan Council TAB Technical Advisory Committee, Funding & Programming Committee

9/1/17 - 12/31/17 - Additional stakeholder input

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 [email protected]

Adam Hayow, Project Engineer, 612-673-2172 or [email protected]



See also, related 2019 project: North Loop Paving 



Last updated Mar 15, 2018



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