Lowry Avenue Reconstruction
Project Type: Traffic Signals
Lowry Avenue (County State Aid Highway 153) from County Road 81 to I-94 in Minneapolis was rebuilt in two phases . The project converted Lowry Avenue from a four lane roadway to a three lane roadway. The urban improvement project included medians, sidewalks, and significant landscaping to provide a pedestrian friendly environment.
Mr. Spack designed seven traffic signal systems, one advance fire station warning system, one pedestrian crossing system, and an interconnect communication system for the two phases of the reconstruction project. Plans were drafted and specifications were prepared for the project. The signal systems are controlled with video detection, the flasher system is push button actuated, and the fire station warning system is also actuated. Mr. Spack prepared signal justification reports for the signalized intersections.
The plans and specifications were designed per Minneapolis standards. They were approved by Minneapolis and Hennepin County staff. The plans, specifications, and signal justification reports were also approved by MnDOT since the entire project used State Aid funds. The systems were built in 2006, 2007, and 2008.