Nicollet Avenue News


On-site project inspector Bob Schmidt 651-308-3805-  Call Bob if you have immediate issues on the project

Project Engineer Beverly Warmka 612-673-3762-  Call Bev if you have general questions regarding the project

Project business liaison Erik Hansen 612-673-5022-  Call Erik if you have questions relating to your business and the project


Stakeholder construction updates

Public Works will hold stakeholder construction update meetings on Tuesdays at 11am at the Lyndale Neighborhood Association office, 3537 Nicollet Ave.


CenterPoint Energy expects to be completed with a majority of their main and service line work along the corridor very soon.

CenturyLink is working on the first of two manholes at Nicollet Ave 36th St. More information will be shared as it’s available.

Minneapolis Water is expected to start cleaning and lining the water main between 32nd St and 36th St late next week. Thomas and Sons has been digging the necessary access holes in this area.

If you have any questions regarding the project, feel free to contact me, Beverly Warmka, Project Engineer at or 612-673-3762

Additional information regarding the project can be found on the project website at

Information regarding business assistance during road construction information can be found at: or you may contact Erik Hansen, Project Business Liaison, at or 612-673-5022.

For businesses who want to request “open for business” sign. Erik Hansen (612) 673-5022 can work directly with the businesses to address these needs. The City has relaxed signage restrictions and eliminated permits for Nicollet Ave businesses affect by construction.

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Nicollet Avenue Construction, 31st to 40th Street

The Nicollet Avenue Public Art Selection Panel has chosen the team of Marjorie Pitz & Ben Janssens as the artists for the project.  Marjorie and Ben have years of experience working as artists and recently collaborated on the Blossoms of Hope bus shelter at Penn and Broadway in North Minneapolis.

The next community meetings will for the project will take place on Wednesday, October 12th – details below:

Nicollet Avenue Construction Community Meetings
Wednesday, October 12th
Two meetings – 9:30 am and 5:30 pm
Minneapolis Police 5th Precinct – Community Room
3101 Nicollet Ave

The focus of the meetings will be on construction staging, lighting, and landscape elements (e.g., trees, boulevard grass, public art), as well as providing an update on the roadway design. The same information will be presented at both meetings. The format will be similar to the previous meetings, with a presentation by the project team, followed by time to review project information and ask questions.


The call for public artists for the Nicollet reconstruction area is out–proposals are due September 9, 4 pm.

For updates on the reconstruction planning, see the City’s Nicollet Avenue Paving page

The Nicollet Avenue Construction Steering Committee is organized by the Lyndale and Kingfield Neighborhood Associations in partnership with the City of Minneapolis in order to ensure the community is involved in the planning and construction process for the design and reconstruction of Nicollet Avenue.  The purpose of the Steering Committee is to be the connection between the community and the design process, and to solicit and organize input from community members, property owners, business owners and managers, and other users of the Nicollet Corridor. The Steering Committee will help shepherd the project through the planning and construction process and strive to be honest brokers between the different ideas and interests for the project.  Additionally they will work to identify and communicate ways to support businesses and residents who will be impacted during the construction.

The Steering Committee hosted the first public meeting in May 2010 concerning the Nicollet Avenue Reconstruction.  The purpose of that meeting was to gather input from residents and business owners about the avenue’s issues and each person’s vision for the future Nicollet.  The Steering Committee hopes you will give us your input on this incredibly important community project throughout the process. See for background information.

Please direct any questions about this information to KFNA Staff at /612.823.5980.

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