DOWNTOWN LIGHT RAIL-RELATED CONSTRUCTION:

1st Ave N to Hennepin Ave:
CONTINUING
PRIVATE UTILITY construction continues on 1st Ave N, north of N 5th Street and is expected to be complete September 20. Southbound traffic on 1st Ave N is maintained in two lanes at all times.

REVISED
The block of N 5th Street between Hennepin Ave and 1st Ave N has been used as staging for construction, with one lane of westbound traffic maintained. Beginning Monday, September 16, Hiawatha Light Rail construction will continue from the intersection of Hennepin to the rest of this block. Westbound traffic on 5th Street will continue to be maintained in one lane.

Hennepin Ave to Nicollet Mall:
REVISED
HIAWATHA LIGHT RAIL construction continues in the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and 5th Street. The intersection will fully open on Monday, September 16, four days earlier than projected. In the future: the intersection of Hennepin Ave and 5th Street will fully close in mid October for three to four weeks for the completion of trackwork. Details on this closure will be forthcoming.

CONTINUING
HIAWATHA LIGHT RAIL construction continues on S 5th Street between Hennepin Ave and Nicollet Mall. Westbound traffic on 5th Street is maintained in one lane between Hennepin Ave and Nicollet Mall. Access to the Midtown Ramp, Lumber Exchange Building, and Downtown Auto Park Lot is maintained. Pedestrian traffic along the south side of this block is maintained from both ends, please note signage for temporary closures. Construction on this block will continue into the fall.

Nicollet Mall to Marquette Ave:
NEW--UPCOMING Beginning Monday, September 23, Nicollet Mall will FULLY CLOSE at S 5th Street for Hiawatha Light-rail track installation. This closure will continue for approximately three weeks. Details regarding this closure will be provided next week.Metro Transit will operate Nicollet buses on Hennepin Avenue during this closure.

CONTINUING
HIAWATHA LIGHT RAIL construction continues on S 5th Street between Marquette Ave and Nicollet Mall. Westbound traffic on 5th Street is maintained in the permanent driving lane on the south side of the street. Entrance and exit from the Dain Rauscher Plaza/Neiman Marcus Parking Ramp is maintained. Construction on the station on this block will continue into the fall.

Marquette Ave to 2nd Ave S:
NEW
Beginning Monday, September 16, HIAWATHA LIGHT RAIL track construction will begin in the intersection of Marquette Ave and S 5th Street. Marquette will be restricted to one lane of northbound traffic until Sept. 23, and then will open to one lane of northbound traffic and one southbound bus-only lane. This restriction will continue until Sept. 30.

CONTINUING
HIAWATHA LIGHT RAIL construction continues on the south side of S 5th Street between Marquette Ave and 2nd Ave S. Westbound traffic on S 5th St is maintained in the permanent driving lane on the south side of the street. Trackwork on this block is underway. Construction on this block will continue into the fall.

2nd Ave S to 3rd Ave S:
CONTINUING
HIAWATHA LIGHT RAIL track construction continues in the intersection of 2nd Ave S and S 5th Street. 2nd Ave S is restricted to one lane of southbound traffic until Sept. 16, and then will open to one lane of southbound traffic and one northbound bus-only lane. This construction will continue until September 23.

CONTINUING
HIAWATHA LIGHT RAIL construction continues on the south side of 5th Street from 2nd Ave S to 3rd Ave S. Westbound traffic on S 5th St is maintained in the permanent driving lane on the south side of the street. Construction on this block will be ongoing through the summer.

3rd Ave S to 4th Ave S:
CONTINUING
HIAWATHA LIGHT RAIL construction continues on S 5th Street between 3rd Ave S and 4th Ave S. S 5th St is permanently closed to westbound traffic on this block, where the Government Plaza Station is under construction. Construction on this block will be ongoing into the fall.

4th Ave S to 5th Ave S:
CONTINUING
HIAWATHA LIGHT RAIL construction continues on the north side of S 5th St between 4th Ave S and 5th Ave S. Westbound traffic on S 5th St is maintained in the permanent driving lane on the south side of the street. Construction on this block will continue through the summer.

5th Ave S to Portland Ave S:
CONTINUING
HIAWATHA LIGHT RAIL construction continues on the north side of S 5th St between Portland Ave S and 5th Ave S. Westbound traffic on S 5th St is maintained in the permanent driving lane on the south side of the street. Construction on this block will continue through the summer.

Portland Ave S to Park Ave S:
CONTINUING
HIAWATHA LIGHT RAIL construction continues on the north side of S 5th St between Park Ave S and Portland Ave S. Westbound traffic on S 5th St is maintained in the permanent driving lane on the south side of the street. This construction will continue through the summer.

Park Ave S to Carew Drive:
CONTINUING
Westbound traffic on S 5th St is narrowed to ONE LANE for the HIAWATHA LIGHT RAIL construction beginning at Park Ave S. The narrowing from three lanes to one will begin at Carew Drive and continue to Chicago Ave, where one lane will be maintained. This construction will continue through the summer.

11th Avenue S
CONTINUING
Hiawatha Light Rail construction continues on 11th Ave S near S 3rd Street. 11th Ave S is restricted to one lane of northbound traffic between the bridge over 4th Street and 3rd Street S. Southbound traffic is detoured to Portland Avenue via Washington Ave during this closure. This construction is expected to continue until late September. Follow signs for detour routes.

3rd Street Ramp off of I35W:
CONTINUING
There is an ongoing single lane restriction on the 3rd Street ramp off of I 35W, underneath the LRT bridge. This restriction will continue through the summer. NOTE: Traffic may be stopped periodically and flagged through under this bridge between 9AM and 3PM Monday thru Friday.

For information regarding Metro Transit bus detour routes, please call their Transit Info Center at 612-373-3333.

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/LRT/

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