Via an April 7 e-newsletter from Hennepin County:
Reconstruction work has begun
As you may have noticed, reconstruction began two weeks ago, on March 27, 2017. Crews started removing pavement in the Eastbound lanes between Hennepin Avenue and 2nd Avenue.
With pavement gone, they will be removing and replacing water and storm sewer as well as utilities relocation. This will be the major focus of activity for the next few weeks.
Getting around the area
Eastbound Washington Avenue traffic will be detoured via Hennepin Avenue, 4th Street, and 5th Avenue. This detour will last the duration of the project, with expected completion in August 2017.
Some short-term lane reductions are possible, however westbound Washington Avenue will remain open through 2017.
It is important to obey the speed limits and stay alert in this area, including during the evenings and weekends. Traffic changes, construction crews, equipment and work areas near the roadway can create unexpected situations.
The county appreciates residents’ patience and understanding during these projects and activities. We remind people to slow down when traveling past construction sites and county crews and to allow for extra time when traveling during construction season.
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