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, July 25

  • Westbound Hwy 7 traffic will switch over to the new Highway 7 bridge over Louisiana Avenue.
  • Louisiana Avenue motorists will not have access to westbound Hwy 7.
  • Westbound Hwy 7 motorists will not have access to Louisiana Avenue.

Tuesday, July 29

  • Eastbound Hwy 7 traffic will switch over to the new Highway 7 bridge.
  • Motorists will not have access to or from Highway 7 at Louisiana Avenue.

    Detours:

    To go northbound on Louisiana Avenue from Highway 7, take northbound Texas Avenue to eastbound Minnetonka Avenue.

    To go southbound on Louisiana Avenue from Highway 7, take southbound Blake Road to eastbound Excelsior Avenue.

Currently

  • Louisiana Avenue will be one lane in each direction through the duration of this project.
  • The Lake Street exit off of Hwy 7 is closed indefinitely.

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 Avenue
  • September 2013-May 2014: Highway 7, bridge, north ramps, east half of Louisiana Avenue
  • June 2014: Southwest and southeast ramps, east half of Louisiana Avenue continues.
  • July 2014-November 2014: West half of Louisiana Avenue

Cost

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