Road work brings lane closures on metro roads this week

  • Blog Post by: Tim Harlow
  • October 30, 2012 - 11:11 AM

The road construction season might be winding down, but there are still several detours and lane closures to contend with. Here are closures scheduled for this week.

Traffic on southbound Cedar Avenue will be reduced to one lane starting Tuesday. Crews began concret repairs at 7 a.m. Tuesday. According to MnDOT, a second lane could reopen on Thursday. So plan on adding extra time on that drive home.

In Minneapolis, the ramp from 4th Street to southbound 35W will be shut down at 11 p.m. Tuesday for work on the Central Corridor Light Rail bridge that's being built. The ramp is expected to open by 5 a.m. Wednesday.

For motorists using Hwy. 52, the road will be closed in both directions between County Road 42 and Hwy. 55 from midnight Tuesday until 2 a.m. Wednesday. Crews will be moving an oversized load across the highway. A detour will take drivers along County 42 to Hwy. 55.

Watch for lane closures on southbound Hwy. 65, also known as Central Avenue, between 40th and 37th Avenues in Columbia Heights. The right lane and right turn lanes will be closed for a reconstruction project. That will be in place until Thursday.

The 694 project through Maplewood and Oakdale will remain in place for a couple more weeks. This week the ramps from eastbound 694 to Hwy. 61 and the ramp from Hwy. 61 to westbound 694 were shut down.

However, ramps at White Bear Avenue and Century Avenue have reopened. Traffic is still a single lane between Hwy. 61 and just east of Century Avenue.

Be watchful for daytime shoulder and lane closings on I-94 in both directions between 694 and 394 in Minneapolis. Crews are inspecting and repairing drainage systems and storm pipes. That work is expected to last through Friday.

Drivers will find Century Avenue in Maplewood reduced to a single lane from 94 to 10th Street, also known as Ramsey County Road 34, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Tuesday. The work is expected to be done by 5 a.m. Friday.



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