Hennepin Avenue redesign, bus lane additions pass Minneapolis City Council
MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - A controversial part of the redesign of Hennepin Ave through Uptown Minneapolis received approval from the Minneapolis City Council Thursday, setting the stage for implementation of a project that has been long debated.
Thursday the project was approved by a vote of 11-2, with members Lisa Goodman and Robin Wonsley being the dissenting votes.
The new design of Hennepin Avenue will reduce vehicle traffic from four lanes to three during the 1.4-mile stretch, while adding protected bike lanes and a dedicated bus lane that will be in service at least six hours a day. ... Read more