Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

University Avenue Northeast/Highway 47


We have developed proposed changes to University Ave. N.E. based on recent studies and community engagement. Now we want your input on these changes! You can learn more about these design ideas and share your input by taking our short online survey through Fri, July 12.

About this project

Hwy 47 from Hwy 65/Central Ave. to 27th Ave. NE in Mpls project area map

Hwy 47 project location map.

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We are working to make University Ave. N.E. (Hwy 47) from Central Ave. S.E. (Hwy 65) to 27th Ave. N.E. in Minneapolis safer and easier to use. We want to make sure everyone can use University Ave. safely and comfortably, whether they walk, roll, ride a bike, use public transit, or drive a car or truck.

We are asking for community feedback about proposed changes developed based on recent studies, including the Hwy 47/65 Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study. This input is needed to understand what improvements should be made to University Ave. N.E.

The goal for this phase of the project is to create one proposed design layout for University Ave. N.E. Once developed, MnDOT and local partners will seek funding to make road improvements. This project is currently planned for 2027.

Summary of work

  • Repave University Ave. between Central Ave. and just south of 27th Ave. NE
  • Update sidewalks, intersections and crossings to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Repair drainage
  • Other improvements to be developed during the project’s public engagement and design process
  • Replace guardrail

Traffic impacts

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be provided as details become available.