Washington Avenue Bridge over I-94 closed
On Tuesday, August 30th, we closed the bridge connecting Washington Avenue (County Road 152) over I-94 for three weeks of construction.
The closure is needed for the reconstruction of Washington Avenue east of Lyndale Avenue North (County Road 152).
Access and Detour
When driving, you will be directed to use Dowling Avenue North to cross I-94.
If you are going to one of the businesses between the Mississippi River and Washington Avenue North, there will be access at Dowling Avenue.
There are no changes to other streets.
Walking and Rolling
When walking, rolling or biking across the river, you can use the Dowling Avenue detour to the south or use 42nd Avenue/ Grand Rounds Scenic Byway to the north.
Webber Parkway closed
Webber Parkway (County Road 152) between 44th Avenue (County Road 152) and Lyndale Avenue remains closed as crews work to get reconstruction activities done safely and efficiently.
Detour and access
Please continue to use the design detour and access routes for Webber Parkway. How you get around the closure will vary depending on the mode of travel. The recommended travel routes are listed and a map is provided below.
When driving, you will be directed to 42nd Avenue to travel around the Webber Parkway closure. The full route uses:
- 42nd Avenue
- Fremont Avenue
People driving on Lyndale Avenue will continue to have access with one lane in each direction along the northbound lanes.
Walking, rolling and biking
When walking, rolling or biking, you will continue to have access to sidewalks and trails.
When riding on Metro Transit routes 5, 22 and 721 you should be aware there could be some minor changes to stops. To stay up to date, go to Metro Transit's rider alerts webpage at www.metrotransit.org/rider-alerts or call 612-373-3333.
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Maintaining local access and parking restrictions
During construction, we will maintain access for people who live along the project area, visit local businesses and destinations such as Webber Park, Webber Community Center, and use the Grand Rounds Trail. Expect short-term impacts when construction is needed in the immediate area.
You can expect temporary paths — paved or gravel — for people driving, biking, walking and rolling to access these destinations. We will have signs to guide people around.
There will be no parking on Webber Parkway where construction is happening. Parking at the Webber Community Center and near the Webber Park pool will remain open.
If you are traveling around the area, please remember to allow for extra time, check signs regarding parking and drive safely around crews.
Accessing Webber Park
The existing driveway off of Webber Parkway to access the Webber Park parking lot will remain open, but you can expect brief periods where we need to close access for crews to complete their necessary construction work. To access the driveway and parking lot at Webber Park to get to the community center and pool, please use Fremont Avenue and Webber Parkway.
Like last year, we will have a drop-off and pickup area along 45th Avenue, just west of the railroad crossing, at the community center's trail access entrance. Below is a map of showing the access route to the parking lot and the drop-off and pickup location.
Accessing local businesses on Lyndale Avenue
We will maintain sidewalk access for people to get to local businesses on Lyndale Avenue between 41st Avenue and Webber Parkway.
There will be openings to driveways or signed alternate routes using nearby streets to access these businesses for people driving.