Bridges on Lake of the Isles Parkway face temporary closures in the fall

The bridges on Lake of the Isles Parkway will close for resurfacing in the coming weeks. Workers will replace their current surfaces with concrete to prepare for the 2009 repaving of the entire parkway.

According to a news release from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Kenilworth bridge, located on the west side of the lake, will be closed Sept. 15 through about Oct. 2. Only local traffic will be able to use the parkway between Franklin Avenue and the bridge during that time.

The Calhoun Lagoon bridge, on the lake’s southeastern side, will be closed Oct. 6 through about Oct. 23. The parkway will be closed between 28th Street and Knox Avenue.
Detours will be posted for drivers. Bicycle and pedestrian paths will be unaffected and remain open.

Each bridge’s resurfacing costs about $20,000, covered by a grant from the Metropolitan Council regional parks fund.
For further details, go to www.minneapolisparks.org.