City Council approves road closures, lane restrictions for Super Bowl LII events
The City Council has approved several street closures and lane restrictions around key venues in downtown Minneapolis for the upcoming Super Bowl LII and associated festivities.
Over the past several months, the City of Minneapolis has worked with stakeholders, including the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, NFL, their vendors and numerous local community partners to craft a traffic management plan that will enhance the Super Bowl LII experience while providing as minimal disruption to traffic and parking as possible.
The goal is to ensure that those who live and work in the City of Minneapolis, as well as Super Bowl LII visitors, can travel as conveniently as possible while ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience at all the major events that will take place in our city.
Super Bowl LIVE closures
Nicollet Mall from Sixth Street to 12th Street, along with Eighth Street between LaSalle and Marquette avenues, will be closed for Super Bowl LIVE planned for Friday, Jan. 26-Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.
There will be lane closures as well on the streets intersecting with that section of Nicollet. The streets crossing Nicollet will remain open during the event (Sixth to 12th), but will be reduced from three to two moving one-way travel lanes.
The street closures for Nicollet will begin Monday, Jan. 15 and on Friday, Jan. 19 for Eighth Street. Crews are scheduled to remove Super Bowl LIVE attractions Feb. 5-7. The roadways will reopen after that or sooner.
Pedestrian access and sidewalks along Nicollet and Eighth Street will remain open during the event. Super Bowl LIVE is a free, 10-day festival leading up to Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4.
Super Bowl Experience closures
Second Avenue and Grant Street adjacent to the Convention Center will be closed and open to permit holders only Jan. 24-Feb. 7, 2018 for Super Bowl Experience.
Additionally, the streets around the Convention Center on all sides will have intermittent closures, including First Avenue South, Third Avenue South and 16th Street East. Event removals will take place Feb. 4-Feb. 7. Streets will reopen thereafter or sooner.
Super Bowl Experience is an NFL interactive theme park scheduled for Jan. 26-Feb. 2.
Closures for Super Bowl LII
Some street closures around U.S. Bank Stadium will begin Tuesday, Jan. 2. Closing times are detailed on the map above. (Note: Light green below indicates local traffic only.)
Super Bowl LII is tentatively scheduled to start 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Event removal will start after the game. Most streets will reopen Monday, Feb. 5. A few streets, however, will remain closed through Sunday, Feb. 11.
Stay up-to-date on the latest information related to Super Bowl LII streets closures by signing up for City traffic alerts at minneapolismn.gov/traffic. For more City-related Super Bowl LII information, go to minneapolismn.gov/SuperBowl. For more travel tips for the 10-day Super Bowl festival, visit mnsuperbowl.com/transportation.
Published Nov 17, 2017