Work continues on three I-35W bridges in northeast Minneapolis

Directional closures on Johnson Street, Broadway Street switch sides beginning July 1

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling on three Interstate 35W bridges in northeast Minneapolis will encounter new directional closures beginning July 1, weather permitting.

Crews will switch the directional closure from one side of each bridge to the other side.

Johnson Street
Northbound Johnson Street between Broadway Street and 14th Avenue will close July 1 through mid-August. Currently, southbound Johnson Street is closed. Southbound Johnson Street will reopen to one lane prior to the closing of northbound Johnson Street.

Northbound motorists will be detoured around the closure via westbound Broadway Street, northbound Central Avenue and eastbound Lowry Avenue.

Broadway Street

Eastbound Broadway Street between Buchanan Street and Johnson Street will close July 1 through mid-August.Currently, westbound Broadway Street between Johnson Street and Lincoln Street is closed. Westbound Broadway Street will reopen prior to the closing of eastbound Broadway Street.

Eastbound motorists will be detoured around the closure via southbound Central Avenue, eastbound East Hennepin Avenue and northbound Johnson Street.

East Hennepin Avenue
Westbound East Hennepin Avenue at Johnson Street will close July 6 through mid- August. 
Currently, eastbound East Hennepin Avenue between 10th Avenue and Johnson Street is closed. Both directions will be open from July 1 through July 5.

Westbound motorists will be detoured around the closure via northbound Johnson St., westbound Broadway Street and southbound Central Avenue.

Motorists also can expect off-peak ramp and lane closures on I-35W from 8th Street SE to New Brighton Boulevard.

This project will extend the lifespan of the four bridges and improve accessibility for pedestrians when competed.

For more information, please visit www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wnemplsbridges/

Meeting Reminder- Elections tomorrow!

Join your neighbors for SAENA’s biggest meeting of the year onMonday, June 27 starting at 7pm!  There are five seats up for election in our two-year term cycle.  If you have interest in learning more about running in the election or commitment to the board, please email saena3@gmail.com.  We will cover the year in review and discuss upcoming projects, as well as open the floor for residents to speak.  See you at Clare Housing, 929 Central Ave on June 27!

Annual Meeting and Elections!

Join your neighbors for SAENA’s biggest meeting of the year on Monday, June 27 starting at 7pm!  There are five seats up for election in our two-year term cycle.  If you have interest in learning more about running in the election or commitment to the board, please email saena3@gmail.com.  We will cover the year in review and discuss upcoming projects, as well as open the floor for residents to speak.  See you at Clare Housing, 929 Central Ave on June 27!

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Upcoming Community and Board Meeting Dates

June 27 | Annual Meeting & Elections

July 25 | Board Meeting

August 29 | Community Meeting

September 26 | Board Meeting

New Scherer /Hall’s Island Park Info Sessions

Two opportunities are coming up to learn about and discuss the new park and related development coming to the former Scherer Bros. Lumber site in our neighborhood:

TUESDAY, June 14, 6:30 p.m.: Do you have questions about the build-out of the Scherer Brothers lumber company site (8th Avenue NE at the riverfront) into the newest park in Saint Anthony West? Or perhaps you have questions on the bike/walking trail from the Scherer Bros. site north past Graco ending at the railroad bridge at 17th Avenue NE and Marshall Street? Please join us for our first Saint Anthony West Neighborhood Organization “Walk and Learn” of the summer this Tuesday, June 14. We will meet on the patio of the Northeast Yacht Club (corner of 8th Avenue and Marshall Street NE) and walk to the new park and trail at the Scherer site with Deb Bartels, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board staff. (Discussion may be inside if weather is an issue; all are welcome to attend.) Questions? Please call Michael Rainville at (612) 378-0431.

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 7 p.m.: Want to learn about and discuss development at “Parcel D” within the Scherer/Hall’s Island site? Our Riverfront Parks Committee meeting will be rescheduled from tonight to Wednesday, June 22, 7-8 p.m. at MainStreet Lodge, 909 Main St. NE. Design project staff from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will be joining us for this discussion. We’ll learn about the process planned for receiving and reviewing development ideas and offer neighborhood input on what should go onto Parcel D within the park. Everyone is invited to attend.

St. Anthony East Day at NE Farmer’s Market

St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association is a proud sponsor of this year’s NE Farmers Market, as it is a consistent purveyor of fresh produce and enthusiastic engagement in our community.  They will be hosting St. Anthony East Day on Saturday, June 4 from 9am-1pm! If you have any questions about our organization and are wondering how to become more involved, please stop by our table and say hello! The Farmers Market is located in the St. Boniface Church Parking Lot at 629 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413 (corner of University Avenue & 7th Avenue NE).  See you there!9243165-Fresh-and-organic-vegetables-at-farmers-market--Stock-Photo.jpg

Water Wednesday: What You Can Do for Pollinators

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June 8 at 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Join us for the first in a three part Water Wednesday series! Heather Holm will present “What You Can Do For Pollinators: Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden Habitat.” You will learn about the types of native pollinators that visit our gardens and how we can foster all parts of their life cycles, including providing food, water and nesting habitat. The top native plant species for pollinators will also be discussed.

Please RSVP to contacts@mwmo.org or 612-465-8780.

Author of Pollinators of Native Plants, Heather Holm owns a Minnetonka-based landscape design and consulting firm specializing in pollinator landscapes and native landscape restorations. She is currently working with the University of Minnesota Extension faculty on a three-year study to determine the types of native bees that visit cultivated blueberries in Minnesota. The study also includes developing customized forage plantings for the native bees identified, and providing additional or enhancing existing nesting sites within the farms. Heather is an environmental educator and frequent presenter at conferences in the Midwest and Northeast. She writes for Houzz, a social media website, about pollinators, beneficial insects and native plants.

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