Construction Alert

Expect delays when traveling through these areas. For your safety and the safety of the crews, please exercise caution and slow down as you travel through these areas.

Central Avenue
Off-peak lane closures will begin as crews remove pavement markings (turn arrows and crosswalks) before the start of work on Highway 65 (Central Avenue) in Northeast Minneapolis. Pavement repair and preservation work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 11, 2019, on the highway between 27th Avenue and 37th Avenue. Work will be done overnight between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Friday, June 14, to minimize impacts to motorists.

Motorists will encounter a single lane of traffic the entire length of the project on the side of the road being worked on as crews apply asphalt coatings to the road surface. Cross streets will be closed for a short time as work moves along Highway 65. During the work, on-street parking will not be allowed. Nearby residents and businesses may experience noise from trucks and other equipment during the project. A thin coating of asphalt is applied to the pavement surface as a protective coating to extend the life of the pavement.

Work is expected to be done by Friday morning, June 14, weather permitting. Crews will return later in June to restripe the roadway.
For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit http://www.511mn.org.

Bridge Inspections

Starting Monday, June 3, bridge maintenance crews are scheduled to conduct inspections on seven bridges in Minneapolis. Below are the bridges to be inspected in anticipated order.

10th Street North Bridge over BNSF railroad 7th Street North Bridge over BNSF railroad
Broadway Street Northeast (County Road 66) Bridge over the Mississippi River
Broadway Street Northeast Bridge over Sibley Street Northeast
Cedar Avenue South (County Road 152) Bridge over Lake Nokomis
Lake Street (County Road 3)
Bridge over the Mississippi River
Osseo Road (County Road 152) Bridge over Canadian Pacific Railroad

Typically done every 1-2 years as part of federal guidelines, bridge inspections allow our engineers and technicians to thoroughly examine the bridge to determine if preventative maintenance work is needed.

Weather permitting, inspections of each bridge is expected to take anywhere from a half day to up to three days to complete. Inspections will occur between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

To complete this work, crews will use large bucket trucks called snooper trucks parked on the bridge to examine the sides and underneath the bridge. As a result, please expect short-term single lane closures, as well as sidewalk and/or bike lane closures, where applicable. We will keep at least one lane for each direction of traffic and one side of the sidewalks open at all times. We will use signage, cones and barricades to guide you around the work areas.

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