Drivers in the south metro are spending twice as long in traffic because of bridge work near Mall of America. For the first time in almost 30 years, the Highway 77 bridge over the Minnesota River is getting a facelift.
As you head out the door this weekend, there are some road closures you should be aware of. Snelling Avenue is closed between I-94 and University Avenue through late June.
Motorists who are intending to drive south on Highway 77/Cedar Avenue will have to use a detour starting Friday, June 5. The stretch of highway from Old Shakopee Road to Highway 13 in Eagan and Bloomington will be closed to traffic starting at 8 p.m. that day.
It will be a busy traffic weekend in the metro. The Minnesota Twins are in town and the Gophers have a football game at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday afternoon. But the biggest traffic headache is going to be at Interstate 494 and Cedar Avenue.
If you’ve driven through the Twin Cities lately, you’ve probably noticed some major construction projects — and we’re not talking road construction. Some large-scale buildings are in the works. Twin Cities Premium Outlets near Highway 13 and Highway 77 in Eagan is one of the projects. It’s set to open in August, and has provided jobs to 400 construction workers.
In the season where hundreds of homes are decorated with holiday displays, there’s one residence in Bloomington that always draws a crowd. An oak tree in Bob Little’s yard shines bright every year, attracting spectators from all over. In the light of day, an old oak tree may not inspire the holiday spirit. “There isn’t Santa Clauses moving, and things spinning, and red this and green that,” Little said.
A Farmington man has been charged with one count of careless driving after he allegedly caused a crashed that resulted in the death of his passenger, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office. Thirty-two-year-old Saloman Galacia Adorno was driving on southbound Highway 77 in Apple Valley on Dec. 2, 2012, when witnesses saw him swerve slightly to right and then abruptly to the left. As a result of this over-correction, Adorno’s GMC Savana van hit the guardrail and crash cushion around the bridge pillar at McAndrews Road.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a car while crossing Highway 77 near Interstate 494 Thursday night.
An Apple Valley man died after crashing his motorcycle Wednesday evening, police said.
A motorcyclist who died after losing control and crashing during Wednesday evening’s commute has been identified.
A motorcyclist died after colliding with a cable median barrier in Richfield late Wednesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Authorities have identified a 28-year-old motorcyclist who died after he rear-ended a fellow motorcyclist in Richfield Thursday night.
A 28-year-old Bloomington motorcyclist died after he rear-ended a fellow motorcyclist traveling south on Highway 77 in Richfield, Minn., Thursday evening, police said.