Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

University Avenue and Fourth Street


About this project

University Ave. and 4th St. between Central Ave. and I-35W in Minneapolis project location map

University Ave. and Fourth St. in Minneapolis project location map

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We are planning to reconstruct University Ave. SE and Fourth St. SE between Central Ave. and and I-35 W, and reconstruct the University Ave SE and Fourth St SE bridges over I-35W in 2027. The pavement has reached the end of its useful life and is in need of repairs. The bridges must be raised to meet standards. As part of this project, we are collaborating with agency partners and community members to identify a multimodal design that improves conditions and transportation safety for all corridor users. This will include providing improvements to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, bus stop improvements to correspond with the upcoming E Line Bus Rapid Transit route, and bike lane improvements.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct University Ave. SE and Fourth St. SE
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements to intersections and crossings
  • Separate the bike lanes from vehicle traffic
  • Integrate the bus stop facilities with the planned Metro Transit E Line bus rapid transit (anticipated opening late 2025)
  • Other updates as identified through the project

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Traffic impacts

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available. Motorists can expect lane closures, temporary road closures, pedestrian and bike detours. Also, expect temporary closures of sidewalks and driveways to be coordinated with the home or business.