Dual closures taking place on Hiawatha Avenue

Beginning Friday, Oct. 12, two separate projects will result in several street closures along Hiawatha Avenue. Drivers are advised to follow posted detour routes and encouraged to find alternate routes.

Beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, both northbound and southbound lanes of Hiawatha Avenue from Lake Street to 26th Street will close as part of Xcel Energy’s work to bury new high-voltage transmission lines. That section of the highway will reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. The bicycle and pedestrian crossing at 28th Street will be maintained throughout construction. For more information on this project, go to Xcel Energy’s project page at www.xcelenergy.com/hiawathaproject.

Also, northbound lanes of Hiawatha Avenue, from 54th Street to Lake Street will close to all traffic this weekend. That closure begins at 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 and will last until 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Intersections will remain open to traffic crossing Hiawatha and for vehicles turning onto southbound Hiawatha. This closure is part of construction to improve traffic signal timing along the highway.

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Published Oct 12, 2012

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