Monthly Archives: July 2015

A-Line Construction Update – Week of July 27th

Ford Parkway and Woodlawn Avenue Construction

Metro Transit construction on the eastbound and westbound sides of Ford Parkway at Woodlawn began on July 22 and will continue for approximately four weeks. Construction involves demolition and removal of some sidewalk concrete, underground electrical work and station platform installation. During construction these detours will be in place:

Road/Lane Closures
Ford Parkway will be down to one lane of traffic between Woodlawn Avenue and Mt. Curve Boulevard on both sides of the street. Concrete will be poured at the eastbound side of Ford Parkway at Woodlawn. This may slow traffic but a full closure of eastbound Ford Parkway.

Expect a full closure of the westbound side of Ford Parkway between Woodlawn and Mt. Curve Boulevard by July 31. Westbound road traffic will be detoured to Highland Parkway for approximately one week after which it will return to one lane.

Sidewalk Detour
All pedestrian traffic between Woodlawn Avenue and Mt. Curve Boulevard is detoured to the south (eastbound) side of Ford Parkway. A temporary pedestrian walkway has been set up in the driveway of the old Ford Plant site.

Bus Detour – Affects Routes 46, 74 and 84
Bus stop #4279 Ford Parkway and Mt. Curve Boulevard westbound and bus stop #4290 Ford Parkway and Woodlawn Avenue eastbound are closed. Please board routes 46, 74 and 84 eastbound buses at a temporary stop on Ford Parkway just past Mt. Curve. Westbound buses may be boarded on Ford Parkway & Mt. Curve Boulevard (in front of Baker’s Square).

Aside from these closures, remaining bus stops will not be affected by weeklong westbound side closure of Ford Pkwy between Woodlawn Avenue and Mt. Curve Boulevard.


Finn Street Construction – Begins Week of Aug. 3

Construction traffic controls will be placed at Finn Street and Ford Parkway on Monday, Aug. 3. Please expect lane closures and traffic controls on Ford Parkway between Cretin Avenue and Cleveland Avenue.

A Rider Alert will be posted when impacts to bus stops are determined.

46th Street and 46th Avenue Station Construction – Continues through Aug. 10

Construction will continue on 46th Street and 46th Avenue through the second week of August. All lane closures, sidewalk and bus detours will continue until this work is complete.


Route 84 Bus Detour – Snelling Avenue

Due to ongoing construction, northbound and southbound Route 84 buses have been detoured from Snelling Avenue to Pascal Avenue between Marshall Avenue and Pierce Butler Route. Temporary bus stops have been marked. For details regarding bus detours and to plan your trip contact the Transit Information Center at 612-373-3333.


A-Line Construction to begin on Ford Parkway – June 23rd

A Line construction is expected begin at Ford Parkway and Woodlawn Avenue Station on Wednesday, July 23. Ford Parkway will be reduced to two lanes of traffic between Woodlawn Avenue and Mt Curve Blvd. Expect demolition activities to begin later this week. Construction at Woodlawn Avenue will continue for approximately four weeks.

Additional information regarding this project is available at A-Line. The site is updated regularly with the latest project information and frequently asked questions.

Ford Parkway Update – New Detour Effective Monday, June 20

Beginning July 20, through traffic and parking on Ford Parkway between Howell St. and Snelling Avenues will be prohibited for approximately three months due to construction. Intersections at Davern, Macalaster and Howell streets will be closed and impassable. Motorists are advised to follow posted detours:
- Via Fairview, Randolph and Snelling Avenues
- Via Cleveland/St. Paul, Montreal and Snelling Avenues

Ford Parkway Reconstruction

BZA Public Hearing – Jimmy John’s – Ford Parkway

Public Hearing Date: July 20, 2015
Time of Hearing: 3:00 PM
Location of Hearing: 15 Kellogg Blvd W. Room 330 Courthouse

Owner is requesting a variance of the off-street parking requirement in order to remove the existing building at 1999 Ford Parkway and construct a new Jimmy John’s Restaurant up to the sidewalk with parking in the rear. The zoning code requires that off-street spaces be set back 4 feet from the side property lines; a 1 foot setback is proposed along the east property line for the new parking lot for a variance of 3 feet.