Eastbound traffic on Washington Avenue (County Road 152) is detoured to 4th Street between Hennepin and 5th avenues. This detour will remain in place until fall.
Westbound Washington Avenue will remain open through 2017, although some short-term lane reductions are possible.
3rd Avenue lane reduction
Crews are reducing traffic on 3rd Avenue South to one lane in each direction at Washington Avenue.
The lane reduction is necessary for crews to replace utilities, sidewalk, concrete, and pavement on the west half of that intersection. This work is anticipated to last approximately through the end of May, weather permitting.
If 3rd Avenue is part of your commute across the Mississippi River, you may want to consider other nearby crossings for the duration of this lane reduction.
2nd Avenue South closure
Crews are working on the east side of 2nd Avenue South intersection. 2nd Avenue South is closed to all through traffic, except buses, between 3rd Street South and Washington Avenue. Weather permitting, this closure will last approximately through the end of May.
Cycle track remains closed
The new cycle track (off-street bike path) will remain closed until new traffic lights with bike-specific signals are installed. This is to ensure the safety of bicyclists and other road users. If you are traveling by bicycle in the area, you may consider choosing an alternate route such as:
- 2nd Street for traveling east or west
- 3rd Street for traveling east
- 4th Street for traveling west
- West River Parkway for traveling east or west
All these routes run parallel to Washington Avenue and have dedicated bicycle infrastructure.