40th & Nicollet intersection closing for two weeks, following underground surprise

The intersection of 40th & Nicollet will close for two weeks starting Monday, July 15.

Workers discovered a large underground electrical duct they did not anticipate. They will reevaluate the intersection’s reconstruction, and may revise the storm sewer design.

The contractor has committed to working long hours, including Saturdays, to reopen the intersection as quickly as possible.

The northbound detour will be 42nd Street to Grand Avenue to 38th Street, where people can access the regular detour routes at 1st Avenue and Blaisdell Avenue.

The southbound detour will be 38th Street to Grand to 42nd Street.