Penn Avenue in Armatage Scheduled for Paving in 2013

Project Type: The project is located in south Minneapolis on Penn Avenue South between Minnesota Highway 62 and 50th Street West. Project Website: Penn Ave Project

Project Limits: The project will include removal and replacement of the pavement, curb and gutter, driveway aprons and storm drain inlets. 

Construction Start Date: Currently scheduled for 2013

Layouts, Detours, Images: Layout 1  Layout 2   Layout 3 
Assessment Area Diagram

Project Updates:

August 6, 2012:

The result of the street lighting petition on Penn Ave S - Phase 1 (between MN-62 and 100 feet north of 54th St) is that we received petitions opposed to the lighting which represent 63% of the influence area.  Therefore, the lighting project is scheduled to proceed in coordination with the 2013 street reconstruction.

April 13, 2012:  City Council approved Layout 3.

March 28, 2012:  Considering input gathered at public meetings, Public Works has created a Layout 3 (see the link above to view the Layout 3 graphic).  Layout 3 is similar to Layout 1 with a few significant revisions:

Bike lanes are no longer proposed for Penn Avenue.  Public Works is reviewing adjacent streets for bicycle improvements.  Shaun Murphy can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions about the bike route review.

Parking is proposed on the west side of Penn, south of 58th Street except where that width is needed for the left turn lane and left turn lane tapers.

Parking lane width is increased to 10 feet at a few select locations where traffic volumes are over 10,000 ADT or where parking demand is very high and space for trees and grass is not sacrificed.

Note: The Minneapolis Park Board and Public Works are coordinating to replace ash trees as part of the project.

Note: MnDot is planning to re-deck the bridge over MN-62 in 2013