Monday, April 22, 2013
The overhaul of France Avenue between 22nd and 26th streets is expected to be completed before school begins.
Massive changes to the section of France Avenue between West 22nd and 26th streets were approved by the SLP City Council last week, including lane narrowing, a new sidewalk along the western side of the roadway and painted shoulders designed for bicyclists. Council Members unanimously approved the pedestrian-focused and traffic calming measures, estimated to cost a grand total of $499,000. The bulk of the funding comes from $320,000 Hennepin County previously paid the city, alongside $156,700 from Sidewalk, Trail and Bikeway funds, $2,300 from SLP Utility Maintenance funds and $20,000 from Capital Replacement funds. Council Member Susan Sanger expressed her gratitude to City staff for getting this project done, referring to it as something…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
'Athletic Director Andy Ewald presented a project with an estimated price tag of $870,000 to the St. Louis Park School Board Nov. 26.'
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The roadway's southbound lanes will close to traffic at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, and are set to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27.
Southbound Hwy. 100 between I-394 and Hwy. 62 will be closed throughout the upcoming weekend as Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) crews perform maintenance work. More than five miles of the busy roadway are set to close to traffic at 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, while workers inspect overpasses and make repairs to bridges, signs and drainage systems. The southbound lanes are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27. During the closure, motorists will be directed to detour along westbound I-394, southbound Hwy. 169 and eastbound Hwy. 62. The weekend closure is designed to lessen the number of non-rush hour lane closures needed during a given week, according to MnDOT. Officials also say it will be a more efficient use of …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The roadway will close to traffic at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, and is set to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20.
Northbound Hwy. 100 between Hwy. 62 and I-394 will be closed throughout the upcoming weekend as Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) crews perform maintenance work. More than five miles of the busy roadway are set to close to traffic at 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, while workers inspect overpasses and make repairs to bridges, signs and drainage systems. The northbound lanes are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20. During the closure, motorists will be directed to detour along westbound Hwy. 62, northbound Hwy. 169 and eastbound I-394. The weekend closure is designed to lessen the number of non-rush hour lane closures needed during a given week, according to MnDOT. Officials also say it will be a more efficient use of …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Work is expected to last through Tuesday.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Several projects are affecting local roads.
As the old joke goes, Minnesota has two seasons—winter and road construction. It's safe to say that it isn't winter in St. Louis Park. A number of construction projects are underway in town, so Patch has rolled out a quick guide to navigating all the orange cones, trucks and bulldozers. Also, we've mapped the projects at right. Local Street Rehab A number of local streets are being worked on as part of the city's annual street rehabilitation program. This year, the work is concentrated in the north central part of town. Street Seal-coating A number of St. Louis Park streets will be temporarily closed as part of this project, which began this week. Here is a detailed map. Completion is expected by the end of the month. Minnehaha Bridge Work…
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Work in the area is expected to last three to four weeks.
Motorists should be prepared for a bit of a route change if driving on Highway 7 near Blake Road/Aquila Avenue. CenterPoint Energy started construction on a utility project at the intersection on Monday, and the project is expected to take three to four weeks. Both Blake Road and Aquila Avenue are closed at Highway 7, meaning Blake Road/Aquila Avenue through traffic is closed, as are all left turns at all legs of the intersection. Right turns at the intersection, however, remain open. Access to the Knollwood Mall will be possible from Texas Avenue and 36th Street.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Busy streets get busier with construction.
It might not feel like it weather-wise, but it is the season of road construction. Already busy intersections such as the Minnetonka Boulevard and Dakota Avenue crossing just got more congested as crews began work on a project on Monday morning in St. Louis Park.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
An already oft-delayed project is likely to be pushed back more.
The city of St. Louis Park is still deliberating on what it wants out of potential Highway 100 construction, meaning work will likely be delayed on a project that the state has already pushed back several times. On Monday night, City Council continued discussion of two main alternatives presented by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Council has expressed frustration with MnDOT because the project was originally slated to begin in 2005. But the state never moved forward, and as funding tightened in the years since, the scope of the project has been reduced. MnDOT is the agency ultimately responsible for construction on Highway 100, though consent from the city is needed. Without it, a messy appeals process could be triggered, …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Construction is expected to last until October.
Construction began today on local segments of Interstate 394 and Highway 7. Hennepin County is now upgrading traffic control signals and traffic management systems in the following locations: The purpose of the project is to ease traffic flow with enhanced traffic signal communications. New cameras and electronic message signs will also be installed. From now through project completion, which is expected by Oct. 1, crews will work from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. While no lane closures are expected, shoulder closures will occur throughout the project.