Lyndale reconstruction meeting Tuesday

Roadwork resumes April 6

LYNDALE — City and county staff will preview this summer’s reconstruction of Lyndale Avenue in a community meeting 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Painter Park, 620 W. 34th St.

The reconstruction project, begun last June, is scheduled to resume April 6 between 31st and 38th streets. Pavement removal will begin at 38th Street and move north, and should be completed in about a week, the county reported.

Work on Lyndale Avenue from 50th Street to Minnehaha Creek Parkway was scheduled to start in mid-May. A separate community meeting with details on that section of the project will be announced in April.

Reconstruction last year focused on Lyndale Avenue between 38th and 50th streets. Final paving, as well as the installment of new signal and street lights, will take place on that section of the street this summer.

When completed, the Lyndale Avenue reconstruction project will reduce the number of traffic lanes to one in either direction for the majority of blocks between Minnehaha Creek and 31st Street.

A median planted with trees and turf will go in between 31st and 38th streets. Bump-outs to protect street parking will be installed between 38th Street and Minnehaha Creek.

Additional community meetings will be held at Painter Park 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month throughout the construction season.