- Kevin Walker
MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Annual inspection set for Lafayette Bridge
Day-long closures scheduled
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists should expect delays during the next two weekends while the Minnesota Department of Transportation performs an annual in-depth inspection of the Hwy 52 Lafayette bridge spanning the Mississippi River in St. Paul. The inspection is scheduled for Sept. 15 and Sept. 22.
Inspection will begin on the northbound bridge on Saturday, Sept 15 at 7:30 a.m. and will continue until completed at 8 p.m. that day. During the inspection, northbound Hwy 52 will be closed between Hwy 156 (Concord Street) and West 7th Street in St. Paul.
The following weekend, inspectors will take an in-depth look at the southbound bridge starting on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 a.m. and will continue until completed at 8 p.m. Southbound Hwy 52 will be close between West 7th Street and Hwy 156 (Concord Street) and traffic detoured.
Motorists should follow the posted detours during the closures:
- For the northbound bridge closure: Follow southbound Hwy 156 (Concord Street) to eastbound I-494 to northbound Hwy 61.
- For the southbound bridge closure: Follow southbound Hwy 61 to westbound I-494 to northbound Hwy 156 (Concord Street).
For more information on the Hwy 52 Lafayette Bridge project: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/lafayettebridge/
For travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.