Short-term Godfrey Parkway trail closure
Beginning Friday morning, September 22, the Godfrey Parkway pedestrian and bike trail under the 46th Street Bridge will close. The closure is necessary for crews to pour in the new deck.
For safety reasons, pedestrians and bicyclists will be detoured onto nearby Minnehaha Regional Park trails. Signs will guide users along the detour.
This work is expected to be complete by Friday evening, September 22, and the Godfrey Parkway trail is expected to reopen for the weekend.
Trail open during events
The Godfrey Parkway trail under the 46th Street Bridge will remain open during upcoming community events this fall.
East 46th Street
East 46th Street (County Road 46) is reduced to one lane in each direction between the west end of the Ford Parkway bridge and 46th Avenue South.
Godfrey Parkway is closed to all motorized through traffic.
The detour for Godfrey Parkway uses Minnehaha Avenue, 44th Street and West River Parkway.
The closure is necessary to replace the 46th Street Bridge over the parkway (sometimes referred to as the Godfrey Bridge). The closure will continue through fall 2017. There may be temporary re-openings, including for special events.
Bicyclists and pedestrians
Bicycle and pedestrian trails on the Godfrey Parkway will remain open unless stated otherwise due to construction.
If open, please exercise caution as you go through the area. Detour trails will still be available to users until the project is completed.
There will be times when the traffic configurations on 46th Street and Godfrey Parkway need to change. Sign up for updates to stay informed of these changes.