Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

August 23, 2016

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Hwy 5/West 7th Street in St. Paul to close this weekend

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Highway 5/West 7th Street in St. Paul between Highway 55 and Davern Street will close this weekend while crews continue work in the area.
The road will close from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29.

Traffic detours will be posted in the area for Highway 5 motorists to use Highway 55, Highway 110 and Interstate 35E.

The closures are needed to paint the main bridge and finish work on the Shepard Road bridges and the Edgcumbe Road bridge.

The work is part of a two-year construction project on Highway 5 that includes:

  • Reconstructing the Highway 5 bridge deck.
  • Repairing both Mississippi River Boulevard/Shepard Road bridge decks over Highway 5.
  • Repairing the Edgcumbe Road bridge deck over Highway 5.
  • Repairing pavement on Highway 5 between the Mississippi River and Munster Avenue.

Work is scheduled for completion in November 2016, weather permitting.
The project will increase the lifespan of the bridges and concrete pavement on Highway 5.

For more information or to sign up for email project updates, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy5/. For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

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