Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 25, 2016

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Prior Avenue Bridge in St. Paul closing April 28

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Prior Avenue bridge spanning Interstate 94 in St. Paul will close to traffic beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday, April 28. During the closure, crews will rebuild the bridge deck, replace the sidewalks and replace the guardrail. The bridge is expected to reopen to traffic by early August 2016.  

During the closure, traffic will follow a signed detour as follows:

  • Southbound Prior Avenue: Detoured to eastbound University Avenue to southbound Fairview Avenue to westbound Marshall Avenue and back to southbound Prior Avenue.
  • Northbound Prior Avenue: Detoured to eastbound Marshall Avenue to northbound Fairview Avenue to westbound University Avenue and back to northbound Prior Avenue.

For a full schedule of the nine Interstate 94 bridge repair projects in St. Paul, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/i94bridges/

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

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