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Penn Avenue Improvements Project 

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The Penn Avenue Improvements Project is a collaborative effort by Metro Transit, Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis to make infrastructure improvements and enhance transportation and transit service and safety throughout Penn Avenue and Olson Memorial Highway (Hwy. 55) into downtown Minneapolis. Construction will begin in spring 2018 and continue through early 2019. 

Roadway and pedestrian safety improvements include:

  • Narrowing roadway to encourage safer traffic speeds
  • Shortened crossing distances for pedestrians
  • Improved street lighting
  • Green boulevards to further separate pedestrians from traffic
  • Updating pedestrian ramps to be ADA compliant
  • Replacing sidewalks

This project is a part of the larger Penn Avenue Vision and Implementation Framework, a result of more than two years of planning from Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis, Metro Transit and neighborhoods in North Minneapolis.  

How to Stay Updated During Construction

Construction Detours

> What to expect during construction
> Planned detours list (All construction phases)
> View Rider Alerts

The map below displays active traffic detours, bus detours, and temporary and closed bus stops.

Active Detours

Penn & West Broadway Segment  - 21st Ave to 23rd Ave (Through October 2018)
26th Ave to Lowry Reconstruction Segment - 26th Ave to Lowry Ave (Through October 2018)

Penn & 36th/Dowling Segment - 35th Ave to 39th Ave (Through August 2018)
Penn & 43rd Segment - 42nd Ave to 44th Ave (Through September 2018)



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