Traffic update: street closures tonight

Beginning at 5 p.m. tonight, a number of streets around the Metrodome will close as a security precaution during tonight’s preseason Vikings opener.

The following streets will close:
• Fifth Street, from 11th Avenue to Park Avenue;
• Chicago Avenue, from 3rd to 6th Street;
• Fourth Street, from Park Avenue to Interstate 35W;
• Norm McGrew Place, from 3rd to 4th Street.

These roads will reopen about one hour after the completion of the Vikings game (at about 11 p.m.)

Further Minnesota Department of Transportation detours in the north metro may affect traffic after the game.

From 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Sunday, I-35W will narrow to one lane in each direction at the I-35W/state Highway 36/state Highway 280 Commons this weekend.

This construction just north of Minneapolis may affect traffic heading north after the game.

For real-time closures Downtown, click here.