MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Construction will shut down a portion of the Hiawatha light rail line this weekend, Metro Transit says.

During the construction, which is slated to start at 6:30 p.m. Friday and run until Sunday at 3:30 a.m., buses will carry travelers between the Target Field and Franklin Avenue stations. As a result, the following stations will be out of service: Hennepin Avenue, Nicollet Mall, Government Plaza, Downtown East and Cedar-Riverside.

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Construction crews will be working east of the Metrodome where the new Central Corridor light rail line meets the Hiawatha line.

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Metro Transit said bus schedules will run similar to train schedules, but travelers should expect longer commutes.

Travelers can see up-to-the-minute details of the construction plan at Metro Transit’s website. They can also call 612-373-3333.

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Northstar rail service will not be directly affected, Metro Transit said.