Hennepin-Lyndale reconstruction starts Monday

- Minneapolis drivers, brace for traffic – the Hennepin-Lyndale reconstruction project launches on Monday, April 4.

Crews are reconstructing the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and Lyndale Avenue west of Loring Park between Franklin Avenue and Dunwoody Boulevard.

What’s closed, what’s open

The inside two lanes of Hennepin-Lyndale will close until later this summer and drivers will use the outer lanes. Once the inside two lanes are reconstructed, traffic will move to those lanes and the outer lanes will close for reconstruction. All lanes are expected to open to traffic by December.

The section of northbound Hennepin Avenue from Franklin Avenue to its merger with Lyndale Avenue closes late Sunday night and will remain closed for about two months.

The onramp to eastbound Interstate 94 from that closed section of northbound Hennepin Avenue will stay open throughout construction.

Intersections of Oak Grove Street and Groveland Avenue will close periodically, with some of these closures lasting up to 30 days at a time. They will never be closed at the same time, and detour routes will be posted.

Information for pedestrians

Pedestrians and bikes will be allowed to cross Hennepin-Lyndale throughout construction, with detours posted. Bus routes will also be maintained, but changes may be made to accommodate construction. 

For more information and project updates visit, www.hennepinlyndaleproject.com.

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