Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 17, 2013

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Hwy 47 closing overnight July 18


Construction noise is expected


Roseville, Minn. – Motorists on Hwy 47 (University Avenue) in Minneapolis will encounter a delay as a closure of both directions of Hwy 47 between Hennepin Avenue and Broadway Street  takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18.


The closure is needed for crews to make drainage repairs at the University Avenue/4th Street NE intersection.


Crews who will be working overnight will follow noise ordinances and limit noise as much as possible. However, residents in the immediate area will hear some noises associated with construction activity. The overnight construction is necessary to accomplish the work within the project’s schedule.  


Both directions of the Hwy will re-open by 5 a.m. Friday, July 19. 


The Hwy 47 resurface project includes preserving the road pavement, making necessary drainage repairs, repairing curbs and gutters, and repairing pedestrian ramps. The project will provide a smoother road surface, reduced short-term maintenance costs and improved pedestrian access along the 2.17 miles of busy roadway.


Weather permitting the project will be complete at the end of August.


For more information on this project, or to sign up for e-mail updates on it, visit the project website http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy47mpls/


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

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