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Construction Updates

Twin Cities Campus Construction Updates

East River Parkway will close to traffic on Wednesday, July 25 for major storm sewer work related to the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line. The closure will occur under the Washington Avenue Bridge and is expected to last until mid-August. Traffic traveling east-bound across the Washington Avenue Bridge will still exit around the Weisman, but all traffic will be routed south on East River Parkway. There will continue to be access to the Weisman Parking Garage and the STSS loading dock area.

With East River Parkway closed, traveling north and south across campus will be a challenge. Central Corridor crews hope to have the intersection of Harvard Street and Washington Avenue open by the end of the week, which may help ease some congestion. A detailed detour map (PDF) is available at the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit website.

The closure will also affect both campus and MTC bus routes and stops. Please be attentive to rider alerts posted at stops and on buses and visit the Metro Transit website.

Thanks for your continued patience.