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This Week's Twin Cities Road Construction

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

Twin Cities Road Construction
Twin Cities Road Construction
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

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.

Brooklyn Park

Hennepin County Road 30 (93rd Avenue North) in both directions: Major road construction between 6th Avenue Northeast and Xylon Avenue near Brooklyn Park until Oct. 31. This is the reconstruction of the interchange between US 169 and 93rd Avenue. The road is closed to traffic.

Arden Hills/Brooklyn Center

I-694 in both directions: Major road constructionBetween 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.

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 in both directions: Bridge constructionBetween 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 in both directions: Bridge construction: At 94; MN 803A (St. Paul). Bridge construction work is in progress until Sept. 15, 2014. No vehicle or vehicle combinations over 35 feet are allowed to use the Lafayette Bridge north of Plato Boulevard until the crossover is removed (Early 2014).

EAST

Little Canada/Maplewood

MN 36 westbound: Single-line traffic—alternating directions between Exit 5C (Edgerton Street-Little Canada) and US 61 (Maplewood) due to bridge construction work until about 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9. No OSOW restrictions. The westbound lanes are reduced to a single lane for both eastbound and westbound traffic. The eastbound lanes are closed to traffic.

Pine Springs

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 constructionThe 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 constructionAt 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 9This 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.

Burnsville

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

Minneapolis/Bloomington

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

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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