City Of Edina Blocking Popular Detour Around 169 Construction

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Starting Monday, drivers will no longer be able to take a popular detour through Edina to avoid the 169 construction project.

The city announced it would block off an access point at Dover Drive and Lincoln Drive to all traffic.

Edina has suggested several different options to keep traffic to a minimum.

Drivers are passing through that neighborhood to get around the 169 closure.

Homeowners in the area say traffic increased dramatically, to the tune of more than 4,000 vehicles a day.

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  1. Tim Neumann says:

    Try as the might it will push the problem somewhere else. Drivers will not adhere to anything because most believe rules do not apply to them. Happens all the time in normal traffic. Unless enforcement and significant fines are levied, behavior will not be changed.

  2. Ben Boniff says:

    Totally get the neighborhood frustration – totally.
    However it also brings up another point – they LIVE on a PUBLIC street so why does this permit the PD to close it for all?
    I used to live off Hopkins Crossroads and when that was under construction along with parts of Plymouth RD w became the “cut thru” – from 60-80 cars a day to better than a thousand. Roads already had 15-20mph speeds – then became 30-40 with the nuts cutting through. City said there was NOTHING they could do other than enforce the speed limits due to the area being public roads
    So how does this neighborhood get to pull off a total shutdown??????
    Do share the story within the story as it is apparent there is some serious pull being excercised by someone.

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