MINNEAPOLIS -- Several Minneapolis streets that served as detour routes following the Interstate 35W Bridge collapse are being resurfaced.
The City of Minneapolis will receive $2.3 million in federal funding to restore the streets.
The detour roads sustained extra wear and tear during the 13 months the new 35W Bridge was being built.
The streets being rehabilitated include: 3rd Street South, 6th Street South, 7th Street South, 4th Avenue South, 5th Avenue South, 10th Avenue/19th Avenue, 15th Avenue SE, 18th Avenue SE, Industrial Boulevard and 25th/26th Avenue South.
In addition to this roadwork, bike lanes may be added to 3rd Street South, 6th Street South, 4th Avenue South, 5th Avenue South, 10th Avenue/19th Avenue, and 8th Avenue NE/Plymouth Avenue.
The city plans to hold two open houses about the '35W Detour Rehabilitation Projects.'
The first one is Wednesday, April 7 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Main atrium, Central Library, 200 Nicollet Mall.
The second open house is Wednesday, April 21 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Doty Library Board Room in Central Library, 200 Nicollet MallMany thanks to the people of Minneapolis Bike Coalition and the City for seeing an opportunity to improve our downtown bike infrastructure. This will be a significant improvement over our current state of affairs downtown.