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Work on the Shady Oak Road interchange project at Hwy. 212 will start Friday night, and that will likely spell delays for Hwy. 212 travelers this weekend.
The City of Eden Prairie and MnDOT will begin taking down the bridge at Shady Oak Road at 8 p.m. Friday. Both directions of Hwy. 212 will be closed; traffic will be routed up and down the exit and entrance ramps at Shady Oak.
Shady Oak Road will be closed and traffic detoured to allow Hwy. 212 motorists to cross.
Demolition of the northbound half of the bridge is expected to be done by 5 a.m. Monday, and all lanes of Hwy. 212 will reopen.
Traffic on Shady Oak Road will share the southbound side of the bridge until November.