Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 2, 2013

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Hwy 47 resurfacing project in Minneapolis begins July 8


Eight-week project includes lane restrictions and road/intersection closures


Roseville Minn. – Motorists will encounter delays and parking restrictions on Hwy 47 between Hwy 65/Central Avenue and 27th Avenue NE in Minneapolis as crews resurface the roadway.


On Monday, July 8, crews will begin resurfacing Hwy 47 between Hwy 65/Central Avenue and 27th Avenue NE. Crews will start working on the roadway at Central Ave and continue northbound on Hwy 47.


The project will require some temporary, off-peak, weekday lane restrictions and full closures of Hwy 47. Specific information about lane restrictions and roadway closures will be announced when they are determined. Drivers  should plan to slow down and drive with caution through the work zone.


The 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. 


To sign up for the project’s e-mail updates or for more information, visit the project’s Web site at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy47mpls/ 

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

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