If you were wondering what some of the street construction was on Lowry Avenue or Penn Avenue near Lucy Laney School here’s a quick update from the City of Minneapolis:
Street Crossing Improvements at 3 locations, and bike parking improvements
Purpose: to aid existing walk to school programs at Lucy Laney and encourage more students to walk and bike to school.The treatments being constructed are effective at improving pedestrian crossings near schools. The stamped median is a new tool that was well received at Bancroft School in south Minneapolis. This project was presented to the Cleveland and Folwell neighborhoods in fall 2013, and was developed in collaboration with Hennepin County and MNDOT. It is funded 100% by a federal Safe Routes to School grant.
Associate Transportation Planner
City of Minneapolis – Department of Public Works