With our support, Hennepin County has applied for a $650k federal grant to improve accessibility along the 46th St corridor... things like ADA ramps, APS at signals that need it, and some refuge median / RRFB work. This won't happen as part of the mill and overlay project in September, but it's being planned as part of the same workstream for a future year.
I bring this up because I saw the Cedar/Mhaha/Franklin thread, and thought about how there's money to stand up for 10% local matches for things like this. While $65k isn't $300k, and it's a commitment for a future year rather than a payout to a contractor this year, it still makes me scratch my head a little. I guess that's how the sausage is made.
Great news. Just an observation from me but cars turning at 46th and Portland seem to take the corners pretty fast, I hear tire squeaks and squeals frequently, especially during rush hour. I think bollards added at the corners after the mill and overlay could give pedestrians a bit of a buffer and force drivers to slow down a bit. I've seen a few of these over on 38th street between Nicollet and 4th Avenue and they seem to work pretty well. I emailed CM Glidden about it and she seemed to agree with me.