I-35W Bridge collapse detour routes
are being resurfaced

Several Minneapolis streets that served as detour routes following the collapse of the Interstate 35W Bridge over the Mississippi River are being resurfaced. Federal funding will help the City restore these streets, which sustained extra wear and tear for 13 months while a replacement bridge was built.

The I-35W Detour Route Rehabilitation projects will affect a large area of downtown Minneapolis. Around 5.7 miles of roadways will get a mill and overlay treatment, a process that involves removing the top layer of asphalt and replacing it with a new surface. Another 1,000 feet of roadway will be seal coated.

The streets being rehabilitated include: 3rd Street South, 6th Street South, 7th Street South, 4th Avenue South, 5th Avenue South, 10th Avenue/19th Avenue, 15th Avenue SE, 18th Avenue SE, Industrial Boulevard and 25th/26th Avenue South. In addition to this roadwork, bike lanes may be added to 3rd Street South, 6th Street South, 4th Avenue South, 5th Avenue South, 10th Avenue/19th Avenue, and 8th Avenue NE/Plymouth Avenue.

Public Works will host two presentations of the 35W Detour Route Rehabilitation projects in April:

35W Detour Route Rehabilitation Project open houses

Wednesday, April 7
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Main atrium

Central Library
200 Nicollet Mall

Wednesday, April 21

5 7 p.m.
Doty Library Board Room

Central Library
200 Nicollet Mall

These projects are made possible through $2.3 million from the Federal Highway Administration’s emergency relief funding.

Published Mar 30, 2010