Downtown light rail stations closed for construction starting Thursday

Several road closures in Minneapolis will affect downtown traffic beginning Thursday, according to a release from Metro Transit.

Both light rail and road construction projects coincide with the Twin Cities Pride Festival and Parade June 23-25.

The Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue, Nicollet Mall, Government Plaza light rail stations, as well as the Hennepin Avenue/5th Street intersection will be closed from June 22 to July 3 for construction. 

All eastbound lanes in the Lowry Tunnel and eastbound I-94 will also close from I-394 to I-35W from June 23-25.

The agencies involved are encouraging anyone hoping to travel downtown on those weekends to plan ahead for increased congestion the closures will cause.