Ward 8 Update Newsletters - August 15, 2017

8th Ward News from Minneapolis Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden
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August 15, 2017


Elizabeth Glidden
350 S. 5th St.
City Hall, Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-673-2208



Every Monday morning, 9-11:00 a.m.
Sabathani Community Center 
310 E 38th Street, 1st floor hallway nearest to the parking lot

Call for an appointment or just
drop by!



City of Lakes

Open house Aug. 17 on

I-35W/Lake Street Project


What: The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is holding an open house  to provide an update on the I-35W/Lake Street Construction Project
When: Thursday, Aug. 17, 5-7pm
Where: Hope Community, Inc., Children’s Village Center building, 611 E. Franklin Ave

The open house will give people a chance to learn about work planned for 2017 and get an overview of the entire project, which will last four and a half years. MnDOT is partnering with Metro Transit, Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis to provide road, bridge and transit improvements along I-35W, between 43rd Street and downtown Minneapolis.

Once complete, drivers and residents will have updated pavement and roads, enhanced mobility and safety on I-35W, better freeway crossings for bicycles and pedestrians, improved business access on city streets and in the Lake Street Business District, and a new transit center.

The first phase of the project starting Monday, Aug. 21 includes:

  • Modification of the Portland Avenue bridge over Interstate 94­­­— the bridge will be closed to traffic for six to eight weeks. Pedestrians, bicycles and emergency vehicles will be able to use the bridge.
  • Removal and replacement of the Franklin Avenue bridge over I-35W. This work will be completed by June 2018.  Franklin will be closed between Clinton Avenue and Portland Avenue. Local access to alleys will be permitted. 
  • Fourth Avenue will be reconstructed between 18th Street and 22nd Street, including sidewalks and noise walls.
  • Fifth Avenue will be reconstructed between 18th Street and 22nd Street, including sidewalks. The noise walls and retaining walls north of Franklin will be removed but cannot be replaced until 2021 due to temporary bypass lanes that need to be constructed on I-35W through this area.
  • Ramps that will be closed in 2017 include the Fifth Avenue entrance ramp to eastbound I-94 and the Fifth Avenue entrance ramp to northbound I-35W.

For more information, visit the project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wminneapolis.  

Celebrate Our Beloved Community, Still We Rise, Aug. 19


10:30am GATHER at Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th Street

11am RALLY for Justice and Freedom at Sabathani

12pm Still We Rise MARCH from Sabathani to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Park, 4055 Nicollet Avenue

1p - 4p CELEBRATE 

• Legacy Council Call to Action

• Stay Awake Vol. 4 FREE Concert

• Lots of kids' activities! 

• Local Food Trucks