Here is a heads up for riders of Plymouth Metrolink Route 777. Temporary route changes go into effect Monday when a construction project in Plymouth gets underway.
Buses will not operate on West Medicine Lake Drive between Hwy. 55 and 18th Avenue N. through June 20 or until a project to rebuild a retaining wall along Medicine Lake is finished. West Medicine Lake Drive will be closed between 12th and 18th Avenues.
During the closure, Route 777 buses will continue to serve the northern portion of the route and operate as normal north and west of Campus Drive and Northwest Blvd. The southern portion of the route will be served by Shuttle Service Route 741 and provides rides to and from Station 73.
At Station 73, shuttle riders will be able to connect with express Route 777 to and from downtown Minneapolis.
Here is the information provided by the city of Plymouth and the transit agency, along with a map and schedule showing when and where the two routes will operate.
• Route 777 will detour at Campus Drive and Northwest Blvd, and proceed east on Highway 55 to Station 73 and downtown.
• Temporary Route 741 will begin at Annapolis Lane and County Road 9, proceed to Xenium Lane, then Campus Drive, to Northwest Boulevard, to West Medicine Lake Drive, to 18th Ave, northwest on Highway 55 to County Road 6, to Industrial Boulevard, then southeast on Highway 55, ending at Station 73, where it will meet express routes to downtown. (See Shuttle 741 AM Map.)
• Route 777 will detour west on Highway 55 to Northwest Boulevard and Campus Drive, and continue on the route.
• Temporary Route 741 will begin at Station 73, and proceed to 18th Avenue, to West Medicine Lake Drive, to Northwest Boulevard, ending at Xenium Lane. (See Shuttle 741 PM Map.)