Camden Area Construction Updates for 2018
(Last update 5/7/18)
Look out Camden Neighbors! Another road construction season is underway. Check back here and at the Webber-Camden Neighborhood Facebook page frequently to find updates about local road construction projects that affect our neighborhood.
42nd Avenue Reconstruction
This is the 2nd and final year of this project, which is completely redoing 42nd Ave N between the Victory Memorial Drive and Lyndale Ave N. The stretch between Xerxes and Fremont was nearly completed in 2017. This spring (2018) the final coat of asphalt will be applied and the sidewalks finished. Watch for 42nd Ave closures as they complete this final phase of the section west of Fremont. We want a high-quality final surface so please stay off the closed roads until they re-open!
In early June 2018 work is expected to begin on the remaining section of 42nd Ave N, between Fremont and Lyndale. The first phase will be digging and chopping out the existing layers of road and carting it away. If you live nearby, it will be LOUD. Then they will pound down the new gravel base (also very loud and shaking) and finally start adding asphalt layers and curbs. Please watch the WCNO Facebook page for frequent updates about what to expect every week or so as the project progresses. More information can be found also at the city project website: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/2017/42nd-ave-n-reconstruction
- Update 5/7/18: For the week of May 7 this project will continue to focus on the Phase I sidewalks and bus pads and boulevards between Penn and Xerxes Ave.
Penn Avenue Construction/C-line
Penn Avenue is getting a facelift to make way for the C-line BRT which will largely replace the Route 19 bus. https://www.metrotransit.org/c-line-construction. Penn is currently CLOSED in 3 locations between Lowry and Highway 55. https://www.metrotransit.org/penn. So plan your trips on Penn carefully!
Current Penn Ave Active Detours (Last Update 5/7/18):
- Penn & Plymouth Segment – 12th Ave to 14th Ave (Start date April 9 – Approx. 2 month duration)
- Penn & Golden Valley Road Segment – 17th Ave to 21st Ave (Start week of April 23 – Approx. 2 months duration)
- 26th Ave to Lowry Reconstruction Segment – 26th Ave to Lowry Ave (Start date April 9 – Approx. 6 months duration)
Humboldt Crossing Project
In Mid-summer 2018, Hennepin County is reconstructing the railroad crossing at Humboldt Avenue and 45th Ave N (Just north of Webber Parkway). The project is only expected to take a few weeks but there will be some closures and detours. Watch here and on the the WCNO Facebook Page for more up-to-date details. See the Humboldt Crossing project website here: https://www.hennepin.us/humboldtavenue
44th Avenue Reconstruction
Yes, you read that correctly! 44th Ave North between Lyndale and Penn Ave N is also being reconstructed. Don’t worry, it’s not happening THIS summer. But it is coming up soon. The project is expected to begin in 2020. Currently Hennepin County engineers are hard at work doing preliminary planning and gathering public comments.
What to do? Watch for a variety of opportunities for public feedback in the coming months. Here is the 44th Ave Project Website: https://www.hennepin.us/webberparkway Note also that this project on 44th Ave North is taking into account the planned Metro Transit D line project. Similar to the C line project on Penn Avenue (which is replacing the Route 19 bus, see above), the D line is aimed at largely replacing the Route 5 bus with a Bus Rapid Transit model to bring faster and more frequent service between Brooklyn Center, Downtown, and the Mall of America. https://www.metrotransit.org/d-line-project
Interstate 94 including the Lowry Tunnel will be *CLOSED* between I-394 and I-35W for the WEEKENDS of May 4, 11 and, 18. This is continuation of the I94 to Brooklyn Center project. Plan accordingly! https://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr/
Brooklyn Boulevard Reconstruction
Adding insult to injury, Brooklyn Blvd is being reconstructed between 49th Ave N and Bass Lake Road in the summer of 2018. Here is the project website: http://www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/index.aspx?NID=1190
It has also come to our attention that in 2023 or 2024 Brooklyn Blvd/Osseo Road will be reconstructed from Penn Ave to 49th Ave. But that’s a little far out- so don’t worry too much yet. Maybe by then you will have given up your car.