Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) will begin work
Tuesday, May 27, 2003 on Highway 62 (Crosstown) between I-35W
in MINNEAPOLIS and France Ave. in EDINA.
Eastbound and westbound
Highway 62 between those two points will be reduced to a SINGLE
LANE through July 7 as crews rebuild the median barrier and guardrail,
strip and paint the bridges, repair storm sewers and make repairs
to the fences along the right of way.
The lane closures are
expected to cause major delays on this roadway. Motorists are
advised to seek alternate routes between May 27 and July 7. All
of the work associated with this project, including resurfacing,
is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 2, 2003.
A primary reason for
the lane closures between May 27 and July 7 is to allow crews
to remove and rebuild the median barrier, a solid concrete structure
between I-35W and York Ave., and the center guardrail, from York
Ave. to France Ave.
The Penn Ave. Bridge,
the Xerxes Ave. Bridge, the France Ave. Bridge and the pedestrian
bridge spanning Highway 62 will be re-painted during the lane
closures. The Highway 100 Bridge, west of France Ave., also will
be repainted toward the end of the project term, likely in mid-July.
A full lane and ramp closure schedule and detour route associated
with painting the Highway 100 Bridge will be issued one week prior
to their closures.
Crews also will resurface
eastbound and westbound Highway 62, as well as adjacent loops
and/or ramps, between I-35W and France Ave. toward mid-July. Doing
so will result in the COMPLETE CLOSURE of eastbound Highway 62
for one weekend in July and the COMPLETE CLOSURE of westbound
Highway 62 on the following July weekend. A full closure schedule
and detour route will be issued one week prior to the weekend
Mn/DOT urges motorists
always to drive with caution and reminds them to SLOW DOWN
in the work zone and NEVER enter a roadway that has been blocked
with barriers or cones. Please join us in a safety partnership.
updated traffic and travel information in the Twin Cities metro
area and statewide visit www.511mn.org.