Crews will be working on various activities around the site, including at the intersection with Minnehaha Avenue. After the various improvements are made around the area, crews will then repave the road in the area.
Most of the initial work will be happening outside of the roadway, but there will be traffic control measures in place. As a result, motorists and commuters in the area should prepare for some traffic impacts and delays.
When complete in fall 2017, there will be a better driving surface, new turn lanes, improved north-south bike and pedestrian movements, updated curbs and gutter, and adjusted signal timing.
Detours and alternate routes
Effective May 31, Minnehaha Avenue between Cedar Avenue (County Road 152) and Franklin Avenue (County Road 5) is permanently closed. For northbound motorists travelling on Minnehaha Avenue, a potential alternate route would be East 22nd Street to Cedar Avenue.
Franklin Avenue (County Road 5) will have no closures, but temporary lane restrictions should be expected.
Work zone safety
Thank you for slowing down and paying attention in work zones. Please be mindful of construction signs and restrictions. Staying alert and dedicating your full attention to driving keeps you and our crews safe.
All local businesses will be fully accessible during this project.
Motorists should prepare for delays.
Pedestrian and bicycle access for Light Rail Transit station will not be closed, but temporary accommodations should be expected.
Parking for light rail transit on Franklin Avenue will not be accessible during construction activity, which is expected to last through fall.