The revamped Nicollet Mall will officially reopen a day later than planned.
A celebration is scheduled for noon Nov. 16, at Nicollet Mall and 7th Street. The date change is the result of a scheduling conflict, said Minneapolis spokeswoman Sarah McKenzie.
The event will include remarks from Mayor Betsy Hodges and Steve Cramer, president and CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council, among others.
Nicollet Mall, which runs through downtown Minneapolis, has been closed to vehicles since July 2015. The construction has been a source of frustration for pedestrians and business owners along the corridor, in part because much of the early work happened underground and wasn’t visible.
But city officials have noted repeatedly the project will be complete on time and on budget. The $50 million overhaul, designed by James Corner Field Operations, includes nearly 250 new trees, new LED lighting and the largest public art display outside of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.