Hwy 47 & Hwy 65 — Planning study

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What’s your vision for the future of University Ave and Central Ave?

The Highway 47/65 corridor project area spans from; Hwy 47/University Ave. between the Hwy 47 and Hwy 65 intersection in NE Minneapolis and Coon Rapids Blvd./Anoka Co. Rd. 10 in Blaine; and Hwy 65/Central Ave. between the Hwy 65 and Hwy 47 intersection in NE Minneapolis and Moundsview Blvd./Anoka Co. Rd. 10 in Spring Lake ParkView full-size map

Thank you to the thousands of people who have shared your comments on transportation conditions in this vibrant area of the Twin Cities metro. In 2020 and 2021, we combined public feedback with safety and mobility data to identify problem areas. Through this engagement and analysis, we learned the primary transportation needs along these roads are to improve safety for people walking, biking, and driving. Also, the pavement condition of both roads needs improvement.

In 2022, we asked for feedback on ideas for different types of roadways, new intersection designs, and access changes at driveways and cross streets. These included parkway treatments, intersection curb bump-outs, better pedestrian crossings, roundabouts, and dedicated bike lanes.

In 2023, we used that information to develop multiple concepts that could improve the safety of roads and intersections along each section of University Ave and Central Ave. Those concepts were shared with the community via outreach, public meetings and in an online survey to gather feedback. Each concept was analyzed to determine how well it would meet the needs of the people who use the roads.

Currently, the study team is working on the final PEL study report, which will recommend which roadway and intersection concepts to carry forward for consideration in future studies, and which concepts can be eliminated from consideration.

When the final PEL study report is complete in late 2023, we’ll hold a virtual public meeting to share the information. Details will be posted on this web page; be sure to sign up for the mailing list to get the latest updates.

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What’s your vision for the future of University Ave and Central Ave?

The Highway 47/65 corridor project area spans from; Hwy 47/University Ave. between the Hwy 47 and Hwy 65 intersection in NE Minneapolis and Coon Rapids Blvd./Anoka Co. Rd. 10 in Blaine; and Hwy 65/Central Ave. between the Hwy 65 and Hwy 47 intersection in NE Minneapolis and Moundsview Blvd./Anoka Co. Rd. 10 in Spring Lake ParkView full-size map

Thank you to the thousands of people who have shared your comments on transportation conditions in this vibrant area of the Twin Cities metro. In 2020 and 2021, we combined public feedback with safety and mobility data to identify problem areas. Through this engagement and analysis, we learned the primary transportation needs along these roads are to improve safety for people walking, biking, and driving. Also, the pavement condition of both roads needs improvement.

In 2022, we asked for feedback on ideas for different types of roadways, new intersection designs, and access changes at driveways and cross streets. These included parkway treatments, intersection curb bump-outs, better pedestrian crossings, roundabouts, and dedicated bike lanes.

In 2023, we used that information to develop multiple concepts that could improve the safety of roads and intersections along each section of University Ave and Central Ave. Those concepts were shared with the community via outreach, public meetings and in an online survey to gather feedback. Each concept was analyzed to determine how well it would meet the needs of the people who use the roads.

Currently, the study team is working on the final PEL study report, which will recommend which roadway and intersection concepts to carry forward for consideration in future studies, and which concepts can be eliminated from consideration.

When the final PEL study report is complete in late 2023, we’ll hold a virtual public meeting to share the information. Details will be posted on this web page; be sure to sign up for the mailing list to get the latest updates.

Stay engaged

For the latest on the project:

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