Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 7/Louisiana Avenue Interchange

St. Louis Park

Traffic impacts

Hwy 7 St. Louis Park project map
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Lane closures

Friday, April 18, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, April 21

  • Southbound Louisiana Avenue between Walker Street and Hwy 7, will close.

    Motorists should use Minnetonka Boulevard, Texas Avenue and Highway 7 or Lake Street, Texas Avenue and Wooddale Avenue to bypass the closure or to access local businesses.

Monday, April 21- duration of the project

  • Louisiana Avenue will be one lane in each direction.

Hwy 7 traffic has switched over to the bypass and the Lake Street exit off of Hwy 7 is closed indefinitely.

Crews began driving piles into the roadway for support on Aug. 5. Additional daytime construction noise is expected.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Convert the existing intersection into an interchange
  • Construct a diamond interchange with a Hwy 7 bridge spanning Louisiana Avenue
  • Add roundabouts on Louisiana Avenue at the Lake Street and Walker Street intersections
  • Reconfigure West Lake Street and Walker Street
  • Add pedestrian and bicycle upgrades

Project schedule

  • June 2013-August 2013: Temporary bypass, temporary signal at Louisiana Ave.
  • September 2013-May 2014: Highway 7, bridge, north ramps, east half of Louisiana Ave.
  • June 2014: Southwest and southeast ramps, east half of Louisiana Ave. continues.
  • July 2014-November 2014: West half of Louisiana Ave.

Cost

  • $25.2 million (estimated) Connect with us through Twitter Connect with us through YouTube Connect with us through Facebook