MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A heads-up for those living and commuting near downtown Minneapolis.

The Third Avenue Bridge — which connects Central Avenue Southeast with downtown — is closing next Monday, Jan. 4, for repairs, and it’s not scheduled to re-open for two years.

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the more-than-100-year-old bridge is deteriorating. Drivers can expect a much smoother and improved bridge when it reopens.

Click here for more information on the project.