There may be intermittent road and trail closures as crews complete the remainder of the bridge restoration. Click above to sign up for project updates, including changes in access.
East River Parkway trail access
To allow for construction work, the Lower East River Parkway trail is closed between the “East River Flats” (University of Minnesota Boathouse) and Cecil Street. The Upper East Parkway trail remains open.
Bicycle and pedestrian trail access
Currently, the bicycle/pedestrian trail on the south side of the bridge is closed due to bridge structure painting along the southern half. As a result, bicyclists and pedestrians are detoured to the north side trail.
Once painting is completed along the southern half of the bridge in August, work will shift to the northern half. The north side trail will close and the south side trail will open. Signs will be available to guide pedestrians and bicyclists onto the open trail. Weather permitting, we expect this work to be complete in September.
While bicyclists are allowed to use the road, we recommend bicyclists use the dedicated bicycle/pedestrian trail when crossing the bridge. Marked crosswalks are available at both ends of the bridge where bicyclists can cross to get to the open trail.
Impacts to boaters and recreational river users
All boaters and recreational users of the river should be mindful of the construction area and steer clear of the site.