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News Release
June 18, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113


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Westbound Hwy 62 closure in occurs June 22-25


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will experience delays and a detour on westbound Hwy 62 between I-35W and Hwy 169 in Edina, Richfield and Minneapolis as the roadway closes for resurfacing beginning Friday, June 22.


Westbound Hwy 62 will be reduced to a single lane at 8 p.m., and then will close completely at 10 p.m. June 22. During the closure, a posted detour will direct motorists to use southbound I-35W, westbound I-494 and northbound Hwy 212 to access westbound Hwy 62.


The roadway will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, June 25. The work is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather.


The Hwy 62 Better Roads project will resurface the roadway and ramps to create a smoother roadway and extend the lifespan of the pavement. The project will also upgrade accessibility for pedestrians and revise traffic signals at four interchanges. The entire project is expected to be completed by early August.   


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