Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The city will feel the effects of some of the 280 projects statewide.
St. Louis Park residents will feel the effects of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s $1.1 billion 2013 road construction season. Recently, MnDOT announced road closings and detours from 280 construction projects—87 projects in the metro and 193 projects in greater Minnesota. Projects near St. Louis Park include: Hwy 7 Use the map above to see a select list of projects near St. Louis Park. For a full list of projects, see the PDFs to the right.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
This week's selections include a racetrack's end, a resident still in danger of losing her home to foreclosure and all-day, everyday kindergarten.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Memorial Service Scheduled for Eden Prairie Teacher Jodi L. Heyman died March 23 at the age of 45 after a battle with cancer. Multi-Level House Fire on Oxford Road in Shakopee Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a house fire in the Dean Lakes area. Pedestrians Play Frogger at Moore Lake Beach Bus patrons are clashing with speeding cars. Pedestrians deserve more respect. Yorktown Park Community Garden Gets Council Approval Registration for garden …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
This week's selections include speeding trains, drunk party guests, a local teen on Jeopardy and a local connection to a Super Bowl ad.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Charges: Daredevil Tore through Fridley in Loaner Lamborghini, Late for a Date with a Tree Fridley officer and tow truck driver on separate DWI stop saw 2007 Gallardo hurtle down University Avenue 'at a high rate of speed.' David Juntunen got away, but his day was about to get a lot worse. 'Miracle on Ice' Team Member to Auction Olympic Gold Medal Richfield hockey great Steve Christoff will auction off his 1980 Olympic gold medal at an upcoming auction in New York. Edina …
Monday, December 24, 2012
You can comment on the project until Wednesday, Jan. 23. An open house will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Editor's Note: This is a news release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Those interested in reviewing and commenting on the Environmental Assessment (E.A.) for the Highway 100 Reconstruction Project in the City of St. Louis Park may do so from Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, through Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. The E.A. identifies environmental resources and existing conditions in the Highway 100 corridor from West 36th Street to Cedar Lake Road. The E.A. provides information for consideration with future project environmental reviews and potential environmental effects of the project. The Highway 100 project involves the reconstruction of its interchanges at Highway 7 and at Minnetonka Boulevard, replacement of four bridges, the …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
At their Dec. 3 meeting, St. Louis Park officials OK'd replacing old bridges that span the highway.
The St. Louis Park City Council recently approved a long-discussed project to replace old bridges over Highway 100. The $80 million project would widen the Minnetonka Boulevard bridge, pushing out exits and making the area a traditional diamond interchange (see attached PDF). This would mean no more exiting onto Vernon Avenue near the Holiday station, for instance, before actually getting onto Minnetonka. Instead, direct connections between Highway 100 and Minnetonka would be established. Additionally, the exit and entrance ramps on the west side of Highway 100 at the Highway 7 interchange would be revised, and noisewalls would be added along the route. Council members approved the project at their Dec. 3 meeting. Michael Rardin, director …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
They met with St. Louis Park staff and MnDOT officials to talk about concerns regarding the upcoming bridge at Highway 7 and Louisiana Avenue.
A group of business owners expressed serious concerns about the upcoming Highway 7 and Louisiana Avenue Interchange Project set to begin this spring. The intersection is currently plagued with congestion and safety problems, which the project is expected to address. Pedestrian and bicycle paths could also be improved to accommodate the increase in traffic from the future LRT station along Louisiana Avenue. Business owners met with city officials and Minnesota Department of Transportation engineers to learn more about the project, proposed detours and the resources available to help businesses through the construction. "We are literally fighting for our livelihood here," Odds & Ends Furniture Owner Nancy Newcomb said at the meeting Tuesday …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
If you’re heading out of town for the long Memorial Day weekend or taking a drive around town, there are several areas of roadwork you might want to avoid around the metro.
Here is a list of some of the projects that might impact motorists traveling through the metro for Memorial Day weekend, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and area cities. To see realtime traffic information and gas prices, visit our Patch commute page. Interstate 94 westbound Road reconstruction is taking place between County Road 19 in Albertville and State Highway 241 near St. Michael. State Highway 55 Road construction is taking place in both directions on State Highway 55 between County Road 20 in Rockford and County Road 101 in Medina. According to MnDOT roadwork begins in Rockford and works east. Motorists are advised to expect “delays due to lane closures and full roadway closures as the …