- Published: 16 October 2012 16 October 2012
On Monday, October 15th the Lyndale Ave Bridge over Minnehaha Creek re-opened after a short ribbon-cutting ceremony. Click here to see local news coverage of the event.
The reconstruction of Lyndale Avenue began in 2008, and was a partnership among the county, City of Minneapolis, residents and local business owners. This portion of the project replaced the bridge over Minnehaha Creek and reconstructed the roadway from the creek to West 56th Street. From 38th Street to 50th Street was reconstructed in 2008; from 38th Street to 31st Street was reconstructed in 2009.
Some of the improvements for this section of the roadway include:
- · Reducing the roadway from four lanes to one in each direction plus turn lanes.
- · Adding center medians with trees and ornamental grasses.
- · Widening the sidewalks from 14 feet to 17 feet and striping the crosswalks.
- Published: 29 May 2012 29 May 2012
Kathrynne and Paul Baumtrog, married firefighters and Kenny residents, were both injured in a fire on May 27th that destroyed Walker United Methodist Church. Please see the Star Tribune article for further information.
Our sincerest thanks go out to Kathrynne and Paul for their dedicated service and keeping us safe.
- Published: 23 February 2012 23 February 2012
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As you may have already discovered, the bridge over the Minnehaha Creek on Lyndale Avenue was closed on January 17, 2012. This was earlier than expected and due to environmental concerns. Road reconstruction on Lyndale Avenue between the bridge and 56th St is scheduled to begin in April. Both projects are anticipated to be completed by October 2012, depending on many factors. Please visit the Lyndale Construction website for updated information or click on the link on the right hand side of this page.
Travel in this area will be trying over the next 10 months. The official (signed) detour according to Hennepin County is on Penn Ave. Nicollet Avenue and other surface streets will also provide routes around the bridge closure.
- Published: 14 November 2011 14 November 2011
Lyndale Avenue Bridge prep work begins
Contractors will begin removing trees and other heavy vegetation located adjacent to the Lyndale Avenue Bridge over Minnehaha Creek on Monday, Nov. 7. The clearing is taking place so the existing bridge can be photographed for historic preservation purposes.
Temporary lane closures will be required during the clearing operations, so residents should plan ahead if they will be moving through the area. The removal crew will be using chain saws to cut the trees down. The trees will then be loaded onto trucks and hauled away from the site.
No other work on the Lyndale Avenue Bridge will be completed this year. The bridge will close to traffic in February 2012, and is scheduled to reopen by the end of 2012. In spring 2012, crews will remove the current bridge structure and begin constructing the new bridge, and an archaeologist will watch the excavation operations on the north side of Minnehaha Creek, looking for any signs of a mill that was formerly located in the area.
- Published: 12 May 2011 12 May 2011
Kenny 365 is an ambitious photography project which will document life in Kenny Neighborhood each and every day for one year. Kenny 365 will feature one photograph per day, capturing a unique point in time from the perspective of a neighborhood resident.
The idea is simple; the Kenny365 project leader chooses photographers from among volunteer Kenny residents, and each photographer is assigned a day to take photos anywhere in the neighborhood. At the end of the day, the photographer chooses a favorite photo, and sends it, along with a caption or descriptive text, to the website administrator, who posts it on line.