Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 15, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

Weekend closure of Louisiana Ave in St. Louis Park begins April 18

ROSEVILLE, Minn – Motorists traveling in St. Louis Park will encounter a detour on southbound Louisiana Avenue as crews close the roadway.  
Beginning at 9 p.m., Friday, April 18, Louisiana Avenue between Hwy 7 and Walker Street will close. The road will re-open by 5 a.m., Monday, April 21.

During the weekend closure, motorists should use Minnetonka Boulevard, Texas Avenue and Hwy 7 or Lake Street, Texas Avenue and Wooddale Avenue to bypass the closure or to access local businesses. 

Beginning Monday, April 21, Louisiana Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction until fall 2015. In addition, Walker Street, east of Louisiana Avenue and Lake Street east of Louisiana will close until July 2014.

Once complete, Hwy 7 will go over Louisiana Avenue and there will be three roundabouts on Louisiana Avenue. For more information, or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project web site at www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy7stlouispark/.

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