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West 46th Street Proposed Bikelanes Public Open House (for Kingfield and Tangletown Neighbors)
May 11, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
Note: This Open House will be held immediately before the KFNA Board Meeting in the same location
The format of this informational meeting will be an “open house” style where folks can come and view the exhibits and the County / City staff will be available for individual questions and discussion. There will be a handout summarizing the project and its schedule and a large layout on hand for folks to review. County Staff will be available to answer questions or accept comments at any time prior or after these neighborhood meetings.
Project Background: Hennepin County plans on paving 46th Street from Lyndale Avenue to Cedar Avenue late this summer. This project provides an opportunity to reconfigure the striping in order to encourage slower speeds and to improve the overall clarity for vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle travel. The levels of congestion and delay are predicted to remain similar to what is experienced today. 46th Street currently carries about 8,000 – 10,000 vehicles per day between Lyndale and Nicollet Avenues, which is adequately handled by the existing 2-lane design. The morning rush hour is about 8% of the daily volumes and the evening rush hour is about 10%. Between Lyndale and Nicollet Avenues, the proposed configuration would stripe the north side parking lane and add bike lanes. Parking would generally be prohibited on the south side of the street with the possible exception near the business node at Grand Avenue. After the changes are made, County and City staff will be monitoring the operations and are prepared to modify the design if conditions warrant.