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News Release
April 16, 2013



MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
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Roseville, MN 55113


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Hwy 52 closures scheduled for April 23-25
Crossover to be constructed, opened on Lafayette Bridge

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Highway 52 motorists may experience delays as both directions of Highway 52 close between I-94 and Concord Street on two separate evenings next week as crews construct a crossover from the existing northbound Lafayette Bridge to the new northbound Lafayette Bridge.

Northbound Highway 52 will close at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 and re-open by 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 24.

Southbound Highway 52 will close at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 and re-open by 5 a.m. Thursday, April 25.


Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour routes: Interstate 94, Highway 61 and Interstate 494.


When the crossover is completed, all northbound vehicles or vehicle combinations of  35 feet or longer will be prohibited from crossing the Mississippi River on the Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge and must exit prior to or at Plato Boulevard. 


All Southbound vehicles or vehicle combinations of 35 feet or longer must follow the posted detour: eastbound I-94 to southbound Hwy 61 to I-494.  


Emergency vehicles will be permitted to use the crossover.


The temporary bypass is being built to accommodate Central Corridor Light Rail Transit’s (CCLRT) construction schedule.
For more information on the Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge project:


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