Stop right there: Crosstown project update

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnehaha Parkway at I-35W will be closed at designated times through the end of August.

The parkway closures will allow work on the I-35W bridge which is part of the Crosstown Reconstruction project.

Signs will be posted in the affected area prior to closure. During the closures a pedestrian and bike path along Minnehaha Creek will be open.

Minnehaha Parkway is scheduled to be closed Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and beginning Monday, August 6, for three weeks.

For more information on the Crosstown Project, please visit www.mndot.gov, call the Crosstown Project hotline at 1-866-743-6590 or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Also from the Department of Transportation:

Nighttime Construction Activities
Nighttime construction activities are needed in order to complete the Project work within the schedule and when lane closures on the freeways are allowed. Weather permitting; the following areas will have nighttime construction activities between 10 pm and 6 am:

Northbound I-35W near 2nd Avenue S between Minnehaha Creek and 50th Street
Work activities: Excavation and demolition of noise wall
Duration: Nightly, through the end of July 2007.

Northbound I-35W near 2nd Avenue S between Diamond Lake Road and 46th Street
Work activities: Excavation and hauling of dirt for widening of northbound I-35W.
Duration: Occasionally, through the end of August 2007.

Southbound I-35W near Stevens Avenue S and Diamond Lake Road
Work activities: Excavation and hauling of dirt for Diamond Lake Road bridge and retaining
wall construction.
Duration: Continues nightly through the end of July 2007 (More excavation operations that also occur after 10 pm will follow at a later date.)

Westbound Hwy 62 near 62nd Street between the Soo Line Railroad and Nicollet Avenue S
Work activities: Hauling and unloading of dirt
Duration: Continues nightly through the end of August 2007.