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May 14 road closures

With the end of Spring Semester, work on the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line by Metropolitan Council construction crews will increase significantly. Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists will be impacted both on and around campus and should plan ahead to avoid major delays. On Monday, May 14, two major detours will go into effect.

First, the southbound lane of East River Parkway will close under the Washington Avenue Bridge for construction of a storm sewer line. During the southbound closure, the pedestrian and bicycle path on the west side of the Parkway will also close. While the northbound lane will remain open for now, East River Parkway will close completely in mid-July and all traffic will be detoured. We will send additional information on the full-closure as the date approaches.

On the east side of campus, Huron Boulevard and the Washington Avenue Triangle will also close to traffic on Monday, May 14. That busy area will remain closed until late August and detour routes will be posted.

The map below shows the affected areas of campus. For complete information and for weekly updates on the construction progress, visit the Central Corridor website.

Thank you for your continued patience during construction.

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