In a sign of progress being made on the Bloomington Ferry Bridge project, traffic will shift from the southbound side of Hwy. 169 to the northbound lanes starting Wednesday night and early Thursday.
All changes will be complete by 6 a.m. Thursday, said MnDOT spokeswoman Kirsten Klein.
With the new configuration between Old Shakopee Road and Hwy. 101, four ramps to and from southbound Hwy. 169 will close overnight. They are:
- Pioneer Trail
- Old Shakopee Road
- Hwy. 101
- County Road 21 in Scott County
Traffic has been single file and sharing the southbound lanes since a bridge rehab project began on July 26. Crews are replacing joints on the bridge and making other improvements in the area.
The construction has led to lengthy backups during the morning and evening rush hours. Other alternate routes across the Minnesota River, including Hwy. 101, Hwy. 41 and I-35W, have seen extra traffic, so expect delays.
MnDOT says all work is to be completed by Aug. 23 and all lanes and ramps will reopen then.