Map: Hennepin County

Starting Monday, motorists who use Godfrey Parkway near Minnehaha Park to go between Hiawatha Avenue (Hwy. 55) and West River Parkway will sent on detour.

The parkway will be closed as Hennepin County, in partnership with the city of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, begins work to replace a bridge on E. 46th Street which is just west of the Ford Parkway bridge. The new bridge will be wider to better accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists and commuters, the county's transportation department said.

The detour for Godfrey Parkway uses Minnehaha Avenue, 44th Street and West River Parkway.

As a reminder, 46th Street, is reduced to one lane in each direction between the west end of the Ford Parkway bridge and 46th Avenue S.

Godfrey Parkway will be closed to all motorized through traffic, but bike and pedestrian trails will remain open for most of the time, Hennepin County officials said.

The closure will be in place until fall, but the parkway itself might be opened at times for special events.

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