Plan for redesigning Hennepin Avenue moves forward

A plan to redesign part of Hennepin Avenue in Uptown is moving forward once again, but without plans for 24-hour bus lanes.

As previously reported by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey vetoed previous plans, citing concerns the 24-hour bus lane wasn’t necessary and would get rid of valuable parking spots, which would hurt nearby businesses.

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Now, Frey and city councilors have come to an agreement for bus lanes, which would only operate six hours a day.

The plan now heads to the full council for final approval.

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