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News Release
July 9, 2012



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


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Eastbound Hwy 62 closure occurs July 13-16


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will experience delays and a detour on eastbound Hwy 62 between Hwy 169 and I-35W in Edina, Richfield and Minneapolis as the roadway closes for resurfacing beginning Friday, July 13.


Eastbound Hwy 62 will be reduced to a single lane at 8 p.m., and then will close completely at 10 p.m. July 13. During the closure, a posted detour will direct motorists to use southbound Hwy 169, eastbound I-494 and northbound Hwy I-35W to access eastbound Hwy 62.


The roadway will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, July 16. 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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