MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — 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, and won’t reopen until Monday, June 15.

The detour for those traveling southbound during the closure will take them east on Interstate 494 to southbound Interstate 35E.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said the closure will allow crews to work on the bridge spanning the Minnesota River. Eventually, that project will see crews replacing the northbound Highway 77 bridge joints and repainting the bridge as well.