Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 12, 2013

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Date ChangeGateway State Trail in east Twin Cities metro area scheduled to close June 24

Trail will close for nine days

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Pedestrians and bicyclists will want to seek an alternate route as both directions of the Gateway State Trail tunnel beneath Highway 36 in Pine springs close at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 24.

The trail closure is necessary as crews complete utility work under the tunnel as part of the
Highway 36/Hilton Trail reconstruction project.

The work has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.

The work is scheduled to be completed by 7 a.m., Tuesday, July 2. There is no safe detour or alternate route we can recommend at this time.

Gateway State Trail is an 18-mile multi-use trail located between St. Paul and Washington County. The western portion of the trail runs through St. Paul, Maplewood, Pine springs and North St Paul, passing through Phalen-Keller Regional Park.

When completed in fall 2013, the $13.8 million reconstruction project will improve safety and traffic flow on Highway 36, Hilton Trail, Highlands Trail and Demontreville Trail while reducing the amount of through traffic cutting through residential areas.

For more information about the project, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy36pinesprings/.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org.


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