Minneapolis closes several streets for City of Lakes Loppet Jan. 31 - Feb. 2

Tens of thousands of participants and spectators are expected for this weekend’s City of Lakes Loppet Festival happening around Theodore Wirth Park and the Chain of Lakes. Drivers should plan ahead for street closures along the race course from Friday, Jan. 31 – Sunday, Feb. 2. The longest race, the Loppet Skate, is a 42-kilometer course that winds its way along Theodore Wirth Park, through the woods, over parkways, across lakes, and ends at West Lake Street and West Calhoun Parkway.  

Major road closures for the weekend include:

West Lake Calhoun Parkway between Lake Street and 36th Street

Glenwood Avenue from Wirth Parkway to Xerxes Avenue

Theodore Wirth Parkway from Interstate 394 to Glenwood Avenue

Wirth Parkway between Highway 55 and Plymouth Avenue

Wirth Parkway between Plymouth Avenue and Golden Valley Road/Duluth Street

Drivers should use alternate routes and watch for pedestrian traffic near the course routes. For more details on the City of Lakes Loppet, including a list of events, start times, course maps, and parking and other visitor information, visit www.loppet.org/events/cityoflakesloppet.

Published Jan. 30, 2014