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Chicago and 46th

Chicago & 46th Street Station

Chicago & 46th Street - Station Plan PDF
Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Chicago & 46th Street
Platform location

Southbound: Farside of 46th Street on southwest corner

Northbound: Farside of 46th Street on northeast corner

In both directions, farside has adequate platform length available and is preferred to maximize transit signal priority potential.

*Final conditions to be developed during the engineering/design process.

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Chicago and 46th Street Station. Northbound far side 46th Street on Chicago Avenue. Southbound far side 46th Street on Chicago Avenue.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Station spacing

Southbound: About 0.25 mi to Chicago & 48th Street
Shorter station spacing than guidelines to provide direct service to the 48th & Chicago commercial node.

Northbound: About 0.5 mi to Chicago & 42nd Street
Within guidelines of about half-mile average station spacing.

Existing ridership within
a block, or about 1/8 mile
(Fall 2016)

About 170 boardings per weekday

Platform location compared
to existing bus stop
Southbound and northbound: At opposite corner of existing bus stop
Connecting service Route 46
Parking changes

Southbound: Reduction of about 3-5 parking spaces, due to the relocation of existing bus stop

Northbound: No changes

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Curb configuration

Southbound: Bumpout
Bumpout will maximize operational efficiency and pedestrian space.

Northbound: No bumpout; maintain existing curb line
Adequate space available for transit amenities; full width of bicycle lane to be maintained within existing curb line.

Platform length

Southbound and northbound: 60’ platform
Platforms will be designed to accommodate a 60’ BRT vehicle.

Project coordination: Highway Safety Improvement Project

  • Hennepin County is planning to make safety improvements through the MnDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program along 46th Street, including the intersection of Chicago and 46th Street.

  • The project is currently planned for construction in 2019 or 2020 and will include safety features like signal modifications and pedestrian ramp improvements.

  • Coordination will reduce construction impacts and result in a more compatible design that accommodates both projects.