YAHC: Yet Another Highway Closing

MnDOT’s website has a whole bunch of good info. There are roads and bridges closing all the time! The latest news on the Crosstown project contains this gem:

All lanes of I-35W from I-94 to Hwy 62/Crosstown and westbound Hwy 62 from Cedar Ave/Hwy 77 to Lyndale Ave S will be closed from approximately 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, through 5 a.m. Monday, Sept 10. The work is part of the Interstate 35W/Highway 62 Crosstown reconstruction project. Heavy, sustained wind or rain could postpone the closure.

Crosstown project-related work occurring over this weekend includes demolition of the 50th Street bridge; drainage and temporary roadway construction; bridge work at the west and east junctions of I-35W and Hwy 62; placement of steel beams on the Diamond Lake Road bridge; and relocation of girders for the widening of the I-35W bridge over Minnehaha Creek.

Due to the work above Minnehaha Creek, Minnehaha Parkway will be closed from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. Bike and pedestrian paths will not be accessible while Minnehaha Parkway is closed.

We ought to be pretty used to not being able to use large swaths of highway at a time by now. Start planning your alternate routes. Or ride your bike or the bus.

(via SW Journal)

4 Comments so far

  1. Moe (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 10:39 am

    Wow, I must get over there to take pictures. To see all of 35W closed in South Minneapolis has to be an amazing sight.

  2. Foster (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 2:03 pm

    Minnehaha Parkway had better reopen on that Sunday for my long run. I’ll ford the creek if I have to!

  3. Erica M (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 2:36 pm

    I know! The creek is my favorite place in town to run.

  4. Erica M (unregistered) on August 29th, 2007 @ 4:40 pm

    Maybe someone else can recreate this awesome photo. (via)

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