Seal coating planned this weekend for Third Avenue South

Crews will begin seal coating Third Avenue from Third Street South to East 16th Street in downtown Minneapolis this weekend, weather permitting.

Bollards will be removed from bike lanes for the duration of seal coating, about two weeks. People should be aware of loose gravel during this time period.

Seal coating is a process that improves the quality of the street’s pavement surface and helps expand the life span of asphalt pavements.

When the seal coating is completed, the pavement markings and bollards for the bike lanes will return. This will conclude the majority of work for the Third Avenue redesign with only a few trees remaining to be planted. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board plans to plant the remaining trees this fall.

The bike lanes, stretching from First Street South to 16th Street East, provide an important north-south connection for cyclists downtown.