Bridge construction activities resume next week
Starting the week of April 6, Hennepin County will resume construction activities on the Fremont Avenue Bridge over the Midtown Greenway.
What to expect in 2020
Last year, crews removed the existing bridge and were able to install the shoring system for deep excavations and replace the city’s underground watermain. Crews also made significant progress constructing the bridge abutments. This was some of the more intensive work for the project.
This year, crews will construct the new bridge including:
- New piers and foundation
- New deck with wider sidewalks along both sides of the bridge
- ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps at the bridge approaches
Expect short-term impacts
There will be short-term closures in the immediate area around the bridge and on the Midtown Greenway in order for crews to efficiently and safely complete the remaining bridge work.
Temporary closures and reroute of the Midtown Greenway
We anticipate two Greenway closures for up to two weeks each.
The first closure will be in spring to allows crews to pave a temporary trail and construct the bridge pier. The second will be in summer to grade and pave the new trail.
There will also be intermittent closures when crews are installing the new bridge beams and constructing the new bridge deck. We will send updates and post information along the routes prior to the closures.
Closures on 29th Street and Fremont Avenue
Two nearby roads will continue to be impacted during construction: 29th Street between Fremont and Emerson avenues will be closed; and Fremont Avenue immediately north and south of the bridge will close intermittently.
Please be aware that this will affect MetroTransit bus routes, delivery routes to businesses and street parking for residents and nearby businesses.
Crossing the Greenway
People will continue to have access to Girard and Emerson avenues for crossing over the Greenway.