Neighborhood Road Construction Updates

5th St NE Improvements

Once the natural gas mains have been replaced, tentative construction of 5th St. NE/Washington St NE/Spring St. NE intersection improvement is schedule for mid to late September. Through traffic will be detoured around the center island at 5th St./Spring St. intersection.

The Project scope includes: a bump-out on the westside, new pedestrian ramp, sidewalks, wider boulevard, and replacing existing driveways.


Resurfacing of 5th St NE will be performed in October and will be done in two stages; Hennepin to 4th and 4th to 9th Ave NE with complete road closure during resurfacing of each stage.  Except closures and detours during this time on 5th St NE.

Central Ave Signal and Accessibility Improvements

This project is scheduled to start Tuesday, Sept 4. Work will start on the northeast corners of the following intersections:
*Central and University
*Central and Second Street
*Central and Spring Street
*Central and StAnthony Boulevard

Some areas could see sidewalk detours and reduced access at entrances to side streets to and from University and Central Avenue. Some intersections might require four-way stops. The project is expected to take about five weeks, weather permitting. More info here:


Stay tuned for updates as the construction continues!