Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 24, 2013

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Bass Lake Road Bridge reconstruction begins April 29

Bridge spanning Hwy 100 in Brooklyn Center will be closed until August

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Beginning Monday, April 29 at 9 a.m., motorists traveling on Bass Lake Road in Brooklyn Center will encounter a four-month long detour as the Minnesota Department of Transportation replaces the 45-year old bridge spanning Highway 100. Reconstruction is needed to maintain the safety and extend the life of the bridge.

During construction, westbound traffic on Bass Lake Road will be detoured north on John Martin Drive to Shingle Creek Parkway. Eastbound traffic will be detoured south to Brooklyn Boulevard. The Bass Lake Road ramps to and from Highway 100 and access to local businesses will remain open during construction.

The bridge will re-open in August.

The $2 million project includes closing the bridge and adjacent sidewalk to construct a new bridge deck, a wider pedestrian/bicycle path on the south side of the bridge and new guardrails and medians. The project will require one or two weekend closures of Highway 100 as crews prepare the bridge for construction. Specific information about the highway closures will be made available as soon as possible.

For more information, or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project Web site at http://www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy100basslake/.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511.org or dial 5-1-1.

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