Weekend bridge demolition postponed at 101st Avenue N.E. in Maple Grove
(Roseville, Minn.) – Demolition of the 101st Avenue N.E. bridge over Interstate 94 in Maple Grove, originally planned for this weekend, has been postponed due to concerns about the upcoming weekend’s forecast of inclement weather and about the impact of closing I-94 during the busy holiday shopping season. The demolition would have required a full closure and detour of the interstate while the bridge was dismantled.
The bridge will instead be removed in early January. The demolition will require a full weekend closure and detour of I-94. With last week’s opening of the final section of Highway 610, the old bridge is no longer needed. The new alignment of Highway 610 runs along the previous alignment of 101st Avenue and the ramps between I-94 and Hwy 610 are alongside the old bridge.
MnDOT will announce the closure once a new date is selected in January.