DescriptionAlliant worked with Minneapolis Public Works to redesign 3rd Avenue between 1st Street and 16th Street in downtown Minneapolis. This redesign included a protected bicycle facility along 3rd Avenue with the purpose of providing a comfortable north-south bicycle connection through downtown while maintaining efficient vehicle mobility. A key goal of the project was to identify opportunities to re-envision corridor “greening” and enhance the pedestrian environment along 3rd Avenue.
The overall project development process began with the identification of 3rd Avenue S in the Minneapolis protected bicycle plan in 2014. Following this study, Alliant worked with the city and project stakeholders to conduct a feasibility assessment of the corridor to identify the appropriate motor vehicle lane configurations, bicycle facility design, opportunities for median-protected bicycle lanes, opportunities to provide streetscape “greening”, design challenges, and access, parking and loading constraints. The redesign was “fast-tracked” through the City of Minneapolis Design, MnDOT State Aid and public engagement process with a $3 million construction budget.
- Preliminary Design
- Final Street Design
- Landscape and Streetscape Design
- Plans, Specifications, and Estimate
- Design Exception Preparation
- Construction Administration