What blocks will get noise walls as part of the Urban Partnership Agreement (construction going north of 42nd Street)?
The City communicated with residents via written survey, with phone call and door knocking follow up to residents who had not yet responded, to ask their opinions on whether or not to construct sound walls for various wall segments as identified by MnDOT (most block segments were two blocks long). These issues are difficult, as many neighbors have strongly held opinions both “for” and “against” the walls. Based on feedback from residents, noise walls will be built from 35th Street to 42nd Street along 2nd Avenue, and from 38th to 42nd Street along Stevens (including along Martin Luther King Park). The 3500, 3600 and 3700 blocks of Stevens will NOT have sound walls.