Friday, April 26, 2013
Large stretches of Interstate 35 will be closed, starting May 3, as construction crews demolish parts of the I-35E flyover bridge in Burnsville.
May could be messy for commuters. As of next Friday, large parts of Interstate 35, one of the most-traveled roads in the south metro will be closed for summer construction. Here's what to expect. • As of 10 a.m. southbound I-35E will be closed from County Road 42 to the I-35/35W/35E. Southbound I-35E will reopen by June 2. Until then, motorists will have to take a detour routed through westbound Interstate 494 and southbound Interstate 35W in order to bypass the closure. • Northbound I-35W will also be closed between the I-35/35W/3E split and County Road 42. The closure will be shorter, running from 10 p.m. on May, 3 to 5 a.m. Monday May 6. A temporary detour will redirect motorists to northbound I-35E. • Southbound I-35W will be closed …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The mexican grill has asked the city to approve a limited liquor license at its location on County Road 42.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
With the onset of winter, construction along the corridor has slowed significantly.
A trip along Cedar Avenue yields far fewer orange traffic barrels than just a few short weeks ago. With the onset of winter, construction along the corridor has slowed significantly. According to Ross Beckwith, construction engineer for Dakota County, there may be temporary lane closures, usually in off-peak hours, as crews work on lighting and fencing, but the majority of the roadwork is done until next spring. The project will result in bus-only shoulders and extending six-lane traffic through Apple Valley south to County Road 46. Additional turn lanes have been added. Crews have also been building retaining and noise walls, updating public utilities such as storm sewers and water mains, relocating private utilities, and upgrading signal…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Crews will be conducting concrete repair and expect to have the road reopen by 5 a.m. Thursday Nov. 8.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Heads up—Hwy. 77 will be reduced to a single lane near the south end of the Minnesota River Bridge beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow Nov. 7. Crews will be conducting concrete repair and expect to have the road reopen by 5 a.m. Thursday Nov. 8. All work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled due to inclement weather. Just a reminder—speeds have been reduced from 65 mph to 50 mph within the work zone and fines for speeding are doubled. For more information about the Hwy 77 improvement project visit www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Motorists will likely encounter traffic delays on Sept. 24, when the heavily-trafficked highway is reduced to a single lane.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Commuters take note. The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises drivers to expect delays on northbound Highway 77, which will be reduced to a single lane between 138th Street and Diffley Road beginning at 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24. In addition, the ramp from northbound Highway 77 to Diffley Road and the ramp from Cliff Road to northbound Highway 77 also will close at 5 a.m. The agency will be working on concrete repairs. The lanes will reopen by Sept. 28. The ramps will be back in action by Sept. 29. The construction is part of MnDOT's Better Roads project. For more information, click here or sign up for e-mail updates from MnDOT.
Monday, September 17, 2012
On Monday, traffic on Highway 77 ground to a complete halt as construction crews blocked off lanes from the inner reaches of Apple Valley to the Minnesota River.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us A busy week of construction is planned on Cedar Avenue this week, as paving is scheduled, weather permitting. Work is scheduled continue into new weekend, as Cedar will be closed bewteen 157th Street and 161st Street from 10 p.m. Friday until 1 p.m. Saturday. A portion of County Road 46 also will be closed during that time. At the same time, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has begun work on portions of Highway 77 stretching from Apple Valley to the Minnesota River, which will require lane closures. On Monday, the southbound side was clogged traffic snarls from Cliff Road to the Mall of America as construction crews removed markings from …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Speeds have also been reduced in the construction zone.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. You may want to plan for some detours overnight next week as the ramps at Hwy. 77 and Hwy. 13 will close. Beginning 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 southbound Hwy. 77 will have the right lane closed between the Minnesota River Bridge and 13. Along with this lane closure the ramp to westbound Hwy. 13 will also close for paving. On Wednesday night, the eastbound 13 ramp to southbound 77 will close at 7 p.m. Make sure to follow the signed detour using County Road 30/Diffley Road. The lane and ramps will open by 11 a.m. each day Sept. 5-6. For the holiday weekend- …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
More lane closures impact Hwy. 77 between Apple Valley and Eagan as work crews repair concrete in the area.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. You may want to gear up for a slow ride as northbound Hwy. 77 will be reduced to a single lane between 138th Street in Apple Valley and Diffley Road in Eagan. Beginning 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, northbound Hwy. 77 will be reduced to a single lane, as crews continue to repair the concrete in the area. The lanes are expected to reopen by Sept. 10. In addition to the lane closures, the ramp to McAndrews Road will close for five days beginning at 7 a.m. Aug. 28. Follow the signed detour using County Road 32/Cliff Road and County Road 31/Pilot Knob Road to …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Officials are urging drivers to avoid Highway 13 on Thursday, Aug. 23, when the intersection at Nicollet will be temporarily converted to a four-way stop.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us City officials are asking drivers to steer clear of Highway 13 on Thursday, Aug. 23, due to city construction. The intersection of Highway 13 and Nicollet Avenue will be temporarily converted to a four-way stop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. As a result, the area will likely see traffic delays and backups.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The Minnesota Department of Transportation also is scheduled to start work this week on Cedar/Hwy 77 from 138th Street to the Minnesota River.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Construction on Cedar began in April 2011. The county project involves creating shoulders specifically for buses and widening Cedar Avenue to accommodate a bus rapid transit system, a station-to-station line that would have buses running from Lakeville to a park-and-ride near the Mall of America and back every 15 minutes during the week. The goal of bus rapid transit, which also is recommended or planned for other corridors besides Cedar, is to better and more quickly connect the southern suburbs with Minneapolis and St. Paul. It was announced this spring that the original November 2012 launch date would be pushed back to at least 2013 due to …