DOWNTOWN EAST PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE & WEST PLAZA
Architect: HKS, Inc + EVS, Inc.
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
The team worked hand-in-hand with the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and Metro Transit to coordinate work around traffic, bus routes, and the LRT. Work began in the spring of 2016, with the removal of the existing concrete and paving. Prior to work beginning the team worked with the City to locate all underground utilities for relocation, including: power, fiber optics, and storm sewer. Work also included demolition of the existing sidewalks, soil excavation and importation, installation of the new StrataVault system, and new concrete. Special care was taken to reroute pedestrian traffic and coordinate work amongst three other major projects happening simultaneously around the site.