Traffic on and around the Minneapolis campus will be impacted the next two weekends as the Washington Avenue Bridge closes for work related to the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line.
The vehicle level of the Washington Avenue Bridge will be closed in both directions from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 11. The Bridge will also be closed from Friday, June 15 to Monday, June 18. Construction activities are expected during both day and night time hours.
During the closure, the bus stops at Blegen and Willey Halls will be closed and transit users will be directed to the 19th Avenue/Washington Avenue bus stop near Mondale Hall. The south side of the pedestrian and bicycle level of the Washington Avenue Bridge will remain open during the work.
After the bridge work is complete, the University community will see some noteworthy changes on the West Bank and across the River. By mid-June, traffic will shift on the West Bank and a single lane in each direction will be open on the Washington Avenue Bridge. Also by mid-June, the north side of the pedestrian and bicycle level of the Washington Avenue Bridge will re-open and the ramp from northbound I-35W to Washington Avenue will re-open to traffic.
For complete information on the project and to sign up for weekly updates, visit the Central Corridor website.