Minnehaha Avenue closure between 38th and 34th streets begins October 3
Minnehaha Avenue will be closed between 38th and 34th streets beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, October 3 to begin the final layer of asphalt paving. The 38th Street intersection will remain open to traffic, but the intersections at 37th, 36th, 35th, and 34th streets will close for a few hours at a time when crews are paving through the area. Adjacent intersections will not be closed at the same time.
To allow space for crews and to ensure a successful finished product, parking will also be restricted. Please note any advance 'No Parking' signs in the area and move vehicles before the work begins to avoid being towed.
Lane Closure on Lake Street begins September 26
The eastbound lanes on Lake Street between Snelling and 27th avenues will remain shifted to the north while crews install concrete curbs and sidewalks at the south side of the Lake Street/Minnehaha Avenue intersection. These lane closures are anticipated to remain in place until mid-October.
Two lanes in each direction on Lake Street remain open, but the left-turn only lanes at the intersection are temporarily closed. The left lane in each direction will function as both a left turn and through lane (see map below).
Lane shifts map (png 17 kb)
Please expect delays and allow for some extra time if you are driving through the area.
Southbound-only traffic changes between Lake Street and 27th Avenue
Traffic on Minnehaha Avenue is one lane, southbound only between Lake Street and 27th Avenue while Minnehaha Avenue project crews reconstruct the west side of the road (including storm sewer work, soil replacement, and curb installation). Work in the area and the southbound-only restrictions will continue into mid-September.
Minnehaha Avenue closed between 34th and Lake streets
Minnehaha Avenue is closed to through traffic between 34th and Lake streets and reopened between 38th and 34th streets. Posted detours will direct through traffic around the construction area using Lake Street, Hiawatha Avenue and 42nd Street. Access to local residents and businesses will remain available. The road is anticipated to remain closed to through traffic until approximately November 2016.
2016 closures and detours
Minnehaha Avenue is closed and being reconstructed in two main stages in 2016:
- April-August: 38th to 34th Street
- August-November: 34th to Lake Street
Local traffic will be able to use fully paved streets and walkways in all areas except the four blocks under construction. Access to businesses and residences will remain available in the four block segment under construction, though surfaces may not be paved or smooth at all times.
Crossing Minnehaha Avenue
Travelers will be able to cross Minnehaha Avenue at intersections not closed for reconstruction during construction. With the exception of Lake Street, intersections will be fully closed for approximately ten days to allow for construction in and/or around the intersection. Travelers may cross at other locations during these intersection closures.
During construction, Metro Transit will detour bus routes around Minnehaha Avenue as needed. Visit Metro Transit's riders alert page to get updated on particular routes in the area.