Sections of Cedar Lake Trail closing for repairs
The Cedar Lake Trail, the first bike freeway in the country, will experience a series of closures the next couple weeks for repair work. Beginning Tuesday, July 24, 2012, City crews will be patching cracks and sealing the paved trail surface from Royalston Avenue in downtown Minneapolis to Highway 100 in St. Louis Park. This work will help preserve the trail for a decade or longer.
The closures will occur in four stages, each lasting no more than two days. Detour routes will be posted.
Stage 1 – July 24-25
The trail will be closed from Royalston Ave N to the Luce Line Trail.
Stage 2 – July 26
The trail will be closed from the Luce Line Trail to the Kenilworth Trail.
Stage 3 – July 30
The trail will be closed from the Kenilworth Trail to Cedar Lake Parkway.
Stage 4 – July 31
The trail will be closed from Cedar Lake Parkway to Minnesota Highway 100.
The dates for these stages may change due to weather. Visit the City's website for updates on closure dates and detour routes.
The Cedar Lake Trail is considered America’s first bike freeway because it’s the first one built with two paved lanes for bicycle traffic and one for pedestrians. The 4.3-mile trail stretches from the downtown riverfront to St. Louis Park and has connections to other off-street trails, including the Luce Line, Hutchinson Spur Trail and the Kenilworth Trail (which links to the Midtown Greenway). The Cedar Lake Trail makes it possible for bicyclists to pedal in from the suburbs, through downtown Minneapolis and beyond without ever joining street traffic.
Published Jul. 23, 2012