Southwest High School Safe Routes Improvements
Safe Routes to School: Pedestrian crossing improvements
47th Street West and Xerxes Avenue South
47th Street West and Beard Avenue South
Project Planning and Development
Anticipated Construction Start Date
Becca Hughes, 612.673.3594, [email protected]
The scope of the project predominantly includes the intersection located at 47th Street West and Xerxes Avenue South. This intersection was evaluated in 2014 as part of Metropolitan Council’s regional solicitation process and an application was submitted for federal funding, but funding was not awarded. Public Works has built upon the preliminary design developed in 2014, and expanded it to include additional elements.
These elements include:
- Curb extensions, with new ADA pedestrian ramps, extending into Xerxes Avenue South at all four corners of the intersection;
- A push-activated overhead pedestrian flasher with four (4) Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) – signage and flashing beacons;
- New pavement markings including “zebra” crosswalks and a stop bar.
Minor enhancements are also proposed at the intersection located at 47th Street West and Beard Avenue South. These elements include:
- Pedestrian crossing signage;
- New “zebra” crosswalks.
The proposed project is scheduled to occur over the course of the 2018 construction season. Public Works is currently in the preliminary stages of planning and design for the project, which will be accompanied by community outreach activities that will help inform and guide design concepts.
Last updated Jun 1, 2018