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Road Construction Around the Twin Cities This Week

What roads should you avoid? Here’s the breakdown of detours, repaving and bridge projects by Twin Cities region.

Road construction in the Twin Cities metro area.
Road construction in the Twin Cities metro area.

By Kevira Voegele

Here is a list of some of current road construction projects, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Hennepin County and Dakota County.

NORTH

Brooklyn Center

MN 100 northbound: Road closed at Exit 14B (57th Avenue North-Brooklyn Center) due to bridge construction work. Follow the detour signs from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday and from 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. Traffic will be detoured using the exit and entrance ramps. No restrictions for OSOW vehicles.

I-694 westbound: Exit ramp closed between Minnesota 100 and Minnesota 252 (Brooklyn Center) until Sept. 30. Follow the detour signs. Loop from westbound 694 to eastbound 94 is closed.

Hennepin County Road 10 (57th Ave N) in both directions: Bridge construction at Minnesota 100 in Brooklyn Center until Sept. 20.

I-94 westbound: Exit ramp closed between Minnesota 252 and Exit 226 (49th Avenue North) until Sept. 30. Follow the detour signs. Ramp from westbound 94 to eastbound 694 is closed.

Arden Hills/Brooklyn Center

I-694 in both directions: Major road construction: Between Highway 100 (Brooklyn Center) and I-35W (Arden Hills). Major road construction work is in progress. Width limit 11 feet. Single lane nightly between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. and two lanes daily between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. until Sept. 27.

Shoreview

US 10 in both directions: Road closed between I-694 and 35W until Nov. 1.

Arden Hills/Shoreview

I-694 in both directions: Long-term road construction: Between 35W (Arden Hills) and Exit 104C: Victoria Street (Shoreview). Look out for long-term road construction work until Nov. 15. Width limit 10 feet. There will be ramp closures and non-peak lane closures.

CENTRAL

St. Paul

I-35E southbound: The southbound 35E entrance ramp closed at Exit 109 (Maryland Avenue-St. Paul) until Dec. 9. Follow the detour signs. It is the southbound 35E entrance ramp from Maryland Avenue to 35E southbound closed. Detour in operation.

I-35E in both directions: Bridge construction: Between Exit 107C: University Avenue and Exit 109: Maryland Avenue (St. Paul). Bridge construction work is in progress until Dec. 31, 2015. The Cayuga Project includes multiple construction sites.

US 52 southbound: Road closed between Eaton Street and I-94; MN 803A (near Saint Paul). Bridge inspection work is in progress on Saturday, Sept. 14, until 10 p.m.

EAST

Pine Springs

MN 36 westbound/694: Westbound 694 (Pine Springs) on ramp from westbound 36 will be closed until Oct. 1.

MN 36: Road construction at Hilton Trail (Pine Springs) until Nov. 15. Follow the detour signs. Width limit of 12 feet Southbound Hilton Trail to eastbound Trunk Highway 36 is closed. Detour is westbound 36 to southbound 694, follow both loops to eastbound 36.

Oak Park Heights

MN 36: Bridge construction: The St. Croix Crossing is being built connecting Oak Park Heights, MN, and St. Joseph, WI. Look out for a new road construction layout until Sept. 16, 2016.

MN 36: Opposing traffic sharing the roadway between Osgood Avenue and Minnesota 95 (near Oak Park Heights) until Oct. 1.

Lakeland

I-94: Major road construction: At Wisconsin State Line (Lakeland). Major road construction work is in progress until Nov. 15.

SOUTH

Inver Grove Heights

MN 3 in both directions: Major road construction between Minnesota 55 and Minnesota 110; US 952A (Inver Grove Heights) until Sept. 26. No restrictions for OSOW vehicles.

Lakeville

I-35 in both directions: Major road construction between Exit 76 (Deuce Road, near Elko New Market) and Exit 86 (162nd Street in Lakeville) until Nov. 18. Consider using an alternate route. Expect delays of uncertain duration.

Cannon Falls

MN 19 in both directions: Road closed to traffic between Minnesota 56 and Minnesota 20 (3 miles west of the Cannon Falls area) until Oct. 18. Culvert replacement, ADA additions and a mill and overlay.

Kenyon/Randolph

MN 56 in both directions: Road closed to traffic between Minnesota 60 (Kenyon) and Dakota County Road 88 (near Randolph) for repaving until Sept. 15. Permitted oversize loads are prohibited. See map for detour(s). In Goodhue County on Highway 56 from Trondheim Road (Kenyon) to the Cannon River, motorists will be detoured to Highway 60, Highway 57, Highway 52, Highway 19, Highway 20, Goodhue County Road 17 and Dakota County Road 88.

Northfield

MN 19 in both directions: Road closed to traffic between Minnesota 3 (Northfield) and Minnesota 56 (4 miles west of the Cannon Falls area) until Oct. 18. Culvert replacement, ADA additions and a mill and overlay.

Faribault

MN 21 in both directions: Roadway reduced to one lane between Minnesota 60 and Rice County Road 46 (near Faribault). The roadway is reduced to one lane for repaving until Sept. 13. Width limit is 11 feet.

MN 60 in both directions: Road closed to traffic between I-35 and Minnesota 21 (near Faribault) until Sept. 20. The road is closed to traffic. Bridge construction work is in progress. See map for detour(s). Grading, Bituminous Mill & Overlay, Lighting, Traffic Signal, ADA Improvements and Bridge 66X04 between Park Avenue and Hulett Avenue in Faribault.

Lakeville

County Road 9: This project is the reconstruction of County Road 9 (Dodd Boulevard) from 183rd Street to 500 feet east of Hayes Avenue in Lakeville. County Road 9 will become a four-lane divided roadway with a roundabout intersection at County Road 9 and Highview Avenue. The project also includes the reconstruction of Highview Avenue from approximately 1,100 feet south of County Road 9 to 175th Street. The project is expected to be completed in late September 2013.

I-35 in both directions: Roadway reduced to one lane between Exit 76 (Deuce Road, near Elko New Market) and Exit 81 (210th Street West-Lakeville) until Nov. 18. Consider using an alternate route. Expect delays of uncertain duration.

Lakeville/Burnsville

I-35 northbound: Roadway reduced to one lane between Exit 81 (210th Street West-Lakeville) and Exit 87 (Crystal Lake Road-Burnsville) until Sept. 16. Delays of uncertain duration. Consider using an alternate route. I-35 between County Road 50 and the I-35/35W/35E split is reduced to a single lane.

Burnsville

MN 13 in both directions: Major road construction: Between Washburn Avenue and Nicollet Avenue (Burnsville). Major road construction work is in progress until Oct. 1.

Minneapolis/Bloomington

I-494 eastbound: Exit ramp closed at Exit 1B (34th Avenue South-Minneapolis) until Sept. 19.

494: Major road construction: Between Exit 1B: 34th Avenue South (Minneapolis) and Highway 100 (Bloomington). Major road construction work is in progress until Sept. 30.

Minneapolis

Penn Avenue Bridge in both directions: Bridge construction at Trunk Highway 62 until Oct. 12. No OSOW restrictions.

WEST

Minnetonka

MN 62 westbound: Entrance ramp closed at Exit 104 (Shady Oak Road-Minnetonka) until Sept. 17. Northbound Shady Oak (Entrance Ramp Closed) to westbound 62 for widening of ramp.

Chanhassen

MN 101 in both directions: Road closed between Pioneer Trail and Lyman Boulevard until Nov. 15.

Shorewood

MN 41 in both directions: Roadway reduced to one lane at Minnesota 7 (Shorewood) until Sept. 30 for construction of concrete median and pedestrian crosswalks.

Minnetrista

MN 7: Road closed at Hennepin County Road 11 (Minnetrista) starting Monday until Oct. 31. Construction of roundabout project. Detour will be in place.

Long Lake

US 12 westbound: Road construction between Hennepin County Road 6 and US 912A (near Orono) until Oct. 4. Right shoulder will be closed for drainage improvement project from Brown Road to Old Crystal Bay Road.

Edina/St. Louis Park

US 169 in both directions: Bridge construction between Exit 105BC (Edina) and Exit 128B (Cedar Lake Road-Saint Louis Park) until Sept. 27. Expect intermittent non-peak or overnight lane closures for the remainder of the project.

St. Louis Park

MN 7 in both directions: Road reconstruction at Louisiana Avenue interchange in St. Louis Park. The road is being reconstructed until Oct. 31, 2014. 

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