University of Minnesota – Pleasant Street Reconstruction
Pleasant Street is the defining gateway and signature street for the East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota. This busy corridor includes portions of two significant historic districts and serves as a key public access point for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles. The reconstruction of the Pleasant Street corridor consisted of full street and sidewalk reconstruction to improve safety and efficiency of traffic flow. The work also included extending the University’s chilled water piping utility in the corridor and adding a storm water retention system to control runoff from Pleasant Street, which is within the Mississippi River’s urban watershed. Work was completed in late August.