Minnehaha Parkway closure extended

TANGLETOWN — The closure of Minnehaha Parkway was extended until April 18 by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

The parkway was closed to vehicle traffic in January for the Crosstown road construction project on Interstate 35W and Highway 62. The eight-week closure was extended so bridge crews could continue work on a 35W bridge pier near the parkway, MnDOT reported.

In announcing the extension, MnDOT noted poor weather conditions slowed progress on the Crosstown project in recent weeks. Minnehaha Parkway was still scheduled to reopen before the 46th Street Bridge is torn down in mid-April.

The parkway will remain open to bike and pedestrian traffic during construction, with only temporary closures for safety reasons, MnDOT reported.

For more information on the Crosstown project, visit the MnDOT website.