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Repaving project starts on University Avenue in St. Paul's Midway area

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: May 12, 2014 - 1:35 PM

As crews continue to repair cracked concrete panels at 11 intersections along the Green Line, another paving project is set to begin this week on University Avenue in St. Paul.

Today, crews will begin resurfacing parts of University between Emerald and Rice Streets. For the next two weeks, crews will be laying asphalt curb to curb to patch up areas around manholes, according to the latest word from the Met Council.

The current surface will be removed in stretches between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. and lay down the new surface during the overnight hours to minimize traffic impacts, the Met Council said.

While this is happening, be watchful for temporary lane closures and rough patches of road.

The repaving work will begin Monday between Emerald Street and Hamline Avenue and then progress eastward over the course of the next two weeks.

Meanwhile, Walsh Construction has completed concrete repair at the intersection of University Avenue and Vandalia Street, the Met Council said.  Work continues to repair concrete that cracked at 10 other intersections.  Those intersections include: Hampden Avenue, Prior Avenue, Fry Street, Snelling Avenue, Pascal Street, Griggs Street, Lexington Avenue, Grotto Street, Dale Street and Rice Street.

Below is my April 14 post about that problem.

Motorists who use University Avenue in St. Paul's Midway area can expect delays for the next five weeks as crews begin repairs at 11 intersections where concrete along the Green Line has cracked.

The contractor, Walsh Construction, will do the repairs beginning this week, which will bring lane and intersection closures at various times through mid-May, said Laura Baenen, a spokeswoman for the Central Light Rail Corridor project.

Walsh Construction will cover the cost of the repairs, which will affect intersections at Hampden Avenue, Vandalia Street, Prior Avenue, Fry Street, Snelling Avenue, Pascal Street, Griggs Street, Lexington Avenue, Grotto Street, Dale Street and Rice Street.

The work will not affect the June 14 opening of the 11-mile light-rail line which will run from downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul. It also will not affect training runs that are currently underway, she said.

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