On Monday, August 1st, bicycle and pedestrian path reconstruction will begin at the southwest corner of Loring Park, across from the Walker Art Center. A short detour for bicyclists and pedestrians will be posted. Construction is expected to last for 2 to 4 weeks.
The goal of construction is to improve the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians entering and leaving Loring Park. This will be accomplished by providing more space for waiting, a wider curb ramp, and clearly designated paths through the area. For more information visit the project website.
On Friday, August 5th, the Hiawatha LRT Trail will close between 11th Avenue and 15th Avenue for construction related to the Central Corridor LRT. Construction is expected to last through 2012. A detour route http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/bicycles/HiawathaBikePathDetour.pdf will run along 5th Street and 11th Avenue.