46th Street ramp reopens temporarily

The exit ramp from southbound Interstate 35W to 46th Street in Minneapolis is scheduled to reopen today. However, it will close again in August through fall 2009, according to a Minnesota Department of Transportation release.

The 46th Street bridge and all other freeway ramps at 46th Street remain closed. Motorists should follow the posted detour routes.

For more information on the Crosstown reconstruction project, go to www.mndot.gov or call the Crosstown Project hotline at 1-866-743-6590.

MnDOT reminds motorists to slow down in work zones and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.

The $288 million Crosstown construction project hopes to increase traffic flow by “unweaving” certain tangled portions. It is scheduled to be complete in December 2010.