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July 16, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
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Hwy 65/Central Avenue closure occurs July 21-22

Hwy 65 construction continues


ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Motorists will experience delays and a detours on both directions of Highway 65/Central Avenue between Broadway Street NE and Spring Street NE in Minneapolis as the roadway closes at 5 a.m. Saturday, July 21.


During the closure, posted detours will direct motorists to use Broadway Street NE, University Avenue NE and Hennepin Avenue E.


The closure is needed for crews to work on a pipe beneath the roadway as part of the Hwy 65 resurfacing project. The intersection will reopen by 8 a.m. Sunday, July 22.


The Highway 65 resurfacing project is located in Hennepin and Anoka counties between Washington Avenue in Minneapolis and 53rd Avenue NE in Fridley. Work includes resurfacing Highway 65 to preserve the lifespan of the roadway and create a smoother ride for motorists, repairing and replacing drainage structures, and updating accessibility for pedestrians. Bicycle facilities were also coordinated with the city of Minneapolis and are included in some locations through the city. The project is scheduled to be completed by late August.


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