Motorists in the Twin Cities metro area are being alerted to a major weekend closure coming to Minneapolis, Edina and Richfield. Both directions of Highway 62 will close between Highway 100 and Interstate 35W so crews can demolish the Xerxes Avenue bridge deck.
Penn Avenue in south Minneapolis is being rebuilt and widened, and the work is taking from May through October.
There are three potential headaches awaiting motorists in the metro this weekend. A section of Highway 62 — between Highway 100 and 35W — is closed in both directions for the weekend, as crews are demolishing the Penn Avenue Bridge. The closure will last until 5 Monday morning, and detours are posted.
People who live near the airport aren’t happy with plans to change air traffic routes. And they made it clear at a public meeting on Monday.
Another summer weekend means another set of closures as the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to work on Twin Cities roads.
Motorists in the Twin Cities will need to find their way around a few closures in the coming days.
Westbound Highway 62 will be closed for resurfacing starting at 10 p.m. Friday and won’t reopen until 5 a.m. Monday through Edina, Richfield and Minneapolis.
A full closure of Highway 169 is scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 17-20, MNDoT said.
One person is recovering from injuries after a bad rollover crash on Highway 62 early Friday morning.
Most of us have been encouraged to “stop and smell the roses,” but a local photographer is encouraging everyone to “stop, and smell the sunflowers.” He’s decided to use a grassy hill on the side of Highway 62 as his canvas.
Authorities have identified a 28-year-old motorcyclist who died after he rear-ended a fellow motorcyclist in Richfield Thursday night.
The Minnesota State Patrol said one person died in a head-on accident with a semi truck following a police chase in Windom, Minn.