Minnesota Department of Transportation

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35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown

Minneapolis

Lake Street reconstruction

Summary of work

Lake St. is being reconstructed between Blaisdell Ave. and 5th Ave. S. Work began at the end of March 2020 and is expected to be completed in September 2021.

Reconstruction of Lake St. between Blaisdell Ave. and 5th Ave. S. includes:

  • Resurfacing the road
  • Replacing underground utilities
  • Upgrading accessibility for pedestrian by improving curb ramps and sidewalks
  • Replacing traffic signals
  • Constructing the Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit Station at Lake St. and I-35W
  • Adding a new connection between Lake St. and the Midtown Greenway just west of I-35W

Project schedule and staging

The Lake St. reconstruction will be done in three stages.

Stage 1: Spring through early summer 2020 (PNG)
  • Lake St. will be open with one driving lane in each direction
  • Traffic shifted to the westbound lanes between Blaisdell Ave. and Stevens Ave.
  • Traffic shifted to the outside lanes between 1st Ave. S and 5th Ave. S
  • Expect intersection closures
  • Sidewalk on the south side of Lake St. is closed
  • No parking or deliveries available on Lake St.
Stage 2: Summer through fall 2020 (PNG)
  • Lake St. will be open with one driving lane in each direction
  • Traffic shifted to the westbound lanes between Blaisdell Ave. and 5th Ave. S
  • Expect intersection closures
  • Sidewalk on the south side of Lake St. is closed
  • No parking or deliveries available on Lake St.
  • Lake St. will temporarily reopen to four lanes from fall 2020 through spring 2021
Stage 3: Spring through fall 2021 (PNG)
  • Lake St. will be open with one driving lane in each direction
  • Traffic shifted to the eastbound lanes between Blaisdell Ave. and 5th Ave. S
  • Expect intersection closures
  • Sidewalk on the north side of Lake St. is closed
  • No parking or deliveries available on Lake St.