Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

May 11, 2016

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Open house for University Avenue, Central Avenue signal, sidewalk ramp improvements in Minneapolis set for May 26

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The public is invited to learn about upcoming intersection signal and sidewalk ramp improvements on Highway 47/University Avenue and Highway 65/Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis at an open house scheduled for May 26.

The informal open house will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. at Logan Park Recreation Center, 690 13th Ave. NE, in Minneapolis.

The proposed construction is scheduled for early July through November 2016. Work includes reconstructing the signal systems and sidewalk ramps to comply with ADA requirements at six intersections on University Avenue and Central Avenue:

  • University Avenue and 3rd Avenue Northeast
  • University Avenue and 5th Avenue Northeast
  • University Avenue and 8th Avenue Northeast
  • Central Avenue and 24th Avenue Northeast
  • Central Avenue and 29th Avenue Northeast
  • Central Avenue and 35th Avenue Northeast

These projects will improve accessibility for pedestrians along University and Central avenues.

Open house attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the overall project and get details about specific project elements. Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, city of Minneapolis and project staff will be on hand to answer questions.

For more information, please visit www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy47andhwy65/.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529) TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us.

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