City sets April 12, 19 meetings on 29th Street rebuild

The City Council passed a resolution March 11 putting the West 29th Street Paving Reconstruction project on the summer construction schedule. Improvements for parts of the street just south of the Midtown Greenway include a new curb and gutter system, as well as new driveway ends, asphalt and storm drains.

An informational meeting about the project - which covers the Lyndale-Bryant, Colfax-Dupont and Emerson-Fremont sections - is April 12, 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson School, 1200 W. 26th St., Room 107. The project and special assessments on benefiting property owners will be discussed at an April 19 meeting in the City Council chambers, 350 S. 5th St. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m., but the exact timing of the 29th Street discussion has not been set.

The $705,000 project would remedy unpaved sections (essentially, oiled dirt), left out of the citywide Residential Paving Program completed in 1997.

City Project Manager Kelly Moriarity said there most likely would not be a detour needed, since 29th has little through traffic.

For more information, visit www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/public-works/cip/29th. You can reach Moriarty at 673-3617 or kelly.moriarity@ci.minneapolis.mn.us.