Buses will return to Nicollet Mall on Dec. 2
The City of Minneapolis has completed reconstruction of Nicollet Mall.
Beginning Saturday, Dec. 2, routes 10, 11, 17, 18, 25 and 59 will once again operate on Nicollet Mall rather than on Hennepin Avenue.
Details of the new routing and bus stop locations are shown below:
Nicollet Mall Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why are the routes moving?
A: Nicollet Mall routes have been operating on Hennepin Avenue since late 2015 while the City of Minneapolis rebuilt Nicollet Mall. Now that construction is complete, regular bus service can return to the Mall.
Q: Will schedules change?
A: Schedules will be adjusted in response to the new routing. New printed schedules will be available in late November.
Q: What amenities will bus stops on Nicollet have?
A. When service begins on Dec. 2, shelters will be in place at all stops along Nicollet Mall; however, heating and lighting will not be installed at all shelters until Dec. 19. All stops also will have NexTrip real-time information displays, which will be installed around the end of the year. NexTrip signs will undergo a period of testing in January before installation is complete.
Q. What about Free Ride Buses?
A: Customers can ride for free by boarding northbound Route 10 or southbound Route 18 buses marked “Free Ride” between Washington Avenue and the Convention Center.
Q. Will late-night boarding locations also move?
A: Yes. See the map at right for late-night line-ups. [ADD INSET MAP FROM POCKET SCHEDULES]
Super Bowl detour
PLEASE NOTE: Buses will again be detoured to Hennepin Avenue between mid-January and mid-February for Super Bowl-related activities.