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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    Xcel Energy new gas line project details Xcel Energy is in the process of installing new natural gas lines along Hwy 149 between I-494 and the Smith Ave. High Bridge. The project is expected to last until October 2018. The natural gas line project is being coordinated with the Hwy 149 resurfacing project to minimize overall traffic and construction disruptions. There will be temporary road ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Upcoming closure details We have several additional upcoming closures this week:Tue, June 12 through Thu, June 14: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. dailyThe left lanes of EB and WB Hwy 7 are closed from I-494 to Shady Oak Rd.8 p.m. Wed, June 13 to 5 a.m. Thu, June 14Eastbound Hwy 7 to Baker Rd. will be closedWed, June 13 to Wed, June 20Access to Texas Ave. from Hwy 7 will be closed Please plan ahead and give ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, June 11, 2018
    Project work details Work continues on the I-94 noise wall replacement from Cedar Ave. to the Mississippi River. We wanted to make you aware of several closures that will affect motorists and walkers.25th Avenue to Westbound I-94 close for 3 weeks To construct the noise wall near Augsburg College, we will need to close the ramp from 25th Ave. to I-94 west starting June 18 until mid-July. The ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, June 11, 2018
    Project work details We know construction impacts around downtown Minneapolis are making traveling difficult this summer, but we have some good news. Starting at 5 a.m. on Tue, June 12 the following ramps to/from westbound I-94 will reopen: Eastbound I-394 to westbound I-94Northbound Lyndale Ave. to westbound I-94Westbound I-94 to Hwy 55 These are the last ramp closures for the I-94: ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, June 07, 2018
    Hwy 169 traffic shift begins tomorrow If you travel Hwy 169 between Dayton Rd. and Hayden Lake Rd, you’ll find traffic shifted to the west beginning tomorrow morning as work continues on the roadway and Elm Creek bridges in the north end of Champlin. Traffic will still be restricted to a single lane in each direction.Elm Creek Pkwy/114th Ave. intersection opens next week We hope to have the west ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, June 04, 2018
    Minneapolis, St. Anthony and RosevilleMnDOT will resurface approximately 4.5 miles of I-35W between 4th St. SE in Minneapolis and Ramsey County Road C in Roseville beginning in July of 2018. The work is anticipated to be completed in October 2018.Schedule for weekend resurfacing (tentative)July 13 - Aug. 20, 2018 (closures will begin at 10 p.m. on Friday through 5 a.m. on Monday) there will be ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, June 04, 2018
    Project BenefitsImproved traffic flow on I-35W and I-94 Changing ramp connections to/from I-35W and I-94Adding MnPASS lanes on northbound and southbound I-35W between 26th Street and 46th StreetImproved transit service on I-35W Constructing new transit station at I-35W and Lake Street for future METRO Orange Line and express busesAdding a transit-only ramp to/from downtown on 12th ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Friday, June 01, 2018
    Intersection closure details As work continues on the Hwy 169 Corridor through the city of Champlin, we’ll be closing the intersection of 114th Ave./Elm Creek Blvd. west of Hwy 169 beginning early Mon., June 4 for approximately two weeks. Once the west side of the intersection closes, you will not be able to travel across Hwy 169 to the west or travel between Elm Creek Blvd and Hwy 169. You will ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    In this update We have several upcoming closures we wanted to let you know about, as well as a last chance opportunity to take photos of downtown Minneapolis from the 24th St. pedestrian bridge.Closures26th St. bridge closes June 1I-35W weekend closure scheduled, June 1-4Access to/from downtown and I-35W closes June 831st St. ramps on I-35W close June 8Eastbound I-94 to southbound I-35W ramp ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Road closure details You’ll encounter a full road closure on Hwy 95 between Bailey Rd. and 70th St. in Washington County beginning at 6 a.m., Mon, June 4. We’re closing the road, so crews can continue construction activities as part of the Hwy 95 safety improvement project. To bypass the closed segment of Hwy 95, follow the posted detour of 70th St., Woodbury Dr. to Bailey Rd.   Local property ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    Lane closure details The Hwy 7 resurfacing project starts today. We will be resurfacing Hwy 7 from Baker Rd. in Minnetonka to Louisiana Ave. in St. Louis Park. The first closure is Wed, May 16. The right turn lane from 5th Ave. in Hopkins to Hwy 7 is closed through August for utility work and reconstruction. Motorists seeking to go right or east on Hwy 7 should proceed to the light and turn ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    2018 lift schedule details We just wanted to remind you that we will resume the revised Stillwater Lift Bridge lift schedule at 8 a.m. on Tue, May 15. The Lift Bridge now will be staffed full time from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight seven days a week and will lift every half hour when boats are present until the end of the year’s schedule, sometime around Oct. 15. MnDOT will respond to special openings ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    Project work updatesWestbound I-94 to Hwy 55 ramp closure begins Wed, May 16Upcoming weekend closure of both directions of I-94 from Hwy 55 to I-35WUpcoming weekend closure of Hennepin Ave/Lyndale Ave. from Dunwoody Blvd. to Oak Grove St.Upcoming weekend restrictions of westbound I-394 from downtown to Hwy 100Additional weekend closures of both directions of I-94: May 18-21 Details for each ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, May 07, 2018
     The ramp will be closed to single-occupancy vehicles starting today, through mid-June of this year. (It will remain open to busses, carpools and motorcycles). For more information, visit the project website: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/.
    Categories: Transit
    Friday, May 04, 2018
     Now that spring is finally here we’ve made some good progress on I-35 and we’re ready to set up the full traffic configuration between Hwy 97 and Hwy 8. In order to get this done with as little traffic impact as possible we’re going to be working overnight on Sunday, May 6, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. You should expect northbound I-35 between Hwy 97 and Hwy 8 to be down to one lane while we work to ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (05/01/18) - The 17th worst commute in the country is about to get better thanks to the State’s Corridors of Commerce program. Today, MnDOT awarded $204 million toward I-35W and I-494 improvements across Bloomington, Edina and Richfield. The grant funds will be allocated as detailed below:     $70 Million - Complete Phase 1 of the I-494/I-35W turbine interchange, northbound to ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber, Transit
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Project work details Crews are ready to start on the Hwy 47/University Ave. project next week after a short delay for weather. Project work will include making improvements to Hwy 47/University Ave. in northeast Minneapolis and Columbia Heights. Beginning Mon, April 30, Hwy 47/University Ave. will close from Lowry Ave. in Minneapolis to 44th Ave. in Columbia Heights. The work will start at 40th ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Project work details This project work along Hwy 95 is part of the Upper Loop Trail project, which will be a five-mile trail system connecting Houlton, Wis. and Stillwater, Minn. You should be familiar with this Upper Loop Trail Project, as the new St. Croix Crossing Bridge and the Stillwater Lift Bridge transformation projects are also a part of this.Upcoming closures along Hwy 95 begin April ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    We thought you’d like to know about a 2018 road construction project on Hwy 55 from Buffalo to Rockford that is to begin mid-June 2018. To complete the work, Hwy 55 will need to be closed and detoured for up to five weeks. Businesses will always remain accessible.Detour details Hwy 55 between Division St. in Buffalo and Autumn Oaks/Electric Dr. in west Rockford will close to through traffic while ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    Minneapolis-Saint Paul – Minneapolis-Saint Paul business leaders launched an advocacy effort today in support of expanding the region’s arterial rapid bus line (aBRT) system.   Minneapolis-Saint Paul’s first arterial rapid bus line, the A Line, has been a huge success, with ridership growing by more than 30 percent in its first year. The A Line opened in June 2016 and runs along Snelling Avenue ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, April 09, 2018
    Snowfall delays traffic switch and lane closures to mid-April Due to the amount of recent snowfall, crews are on hold again before they can start the traffic switch on I-35. As soon as the start date is confirmed, we’ll provide another update with more information in the coming week. Once the crews have completed the switch, likely sometime in mid-April, you can anticipate the following: •   ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    The 253 projects, many of which are already underway, will help keep the state’s roads and bridges in good working condition, improve safety for motorists and support thousands of construction jobs across the state. “These projects are critical investments in Minnesota’s aging transportation system,” Zelle said. “We will repave roads, repair and paint bridges, replace culverts and rehabilitate ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Project Update Work resumes in April 2018 for the I-94: Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center Project including: Repairs to two highway bridgesPainting of the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, the pedestrian bridge over I-94 between Loring Park and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden All work will be completed by the end of summer 2018.BenefitsRestores pavement, provides smoother ride and extends pavement ...read more
    Categories: Transit
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