Monday, May 6, 2013
The road construction season has officially begun.
Now that the weather has finally shaped up this week, crews are at work on Interstate 494. Drivers should be aware that multiple overnight lanes and ramp closures will be sprinkled throughout this week. The following is from MnDOT: At 10 p.m. May 6 through May 10, both directions of I-494 will be reduced to a single lane between Highway 100 and Xerxes Avenue. All lanes will re-open by 6 a.m. daily through May 10, and by 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11. At 10 p.m. Monday, May 6, and Wednesday, May 8, westbound I-494 between 12th Avenue South and Portland Avenue will be reduced to a single lane. All lanes will re-open by 6 a.m. the following day. At 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, and Thursday, May 9 eastbound I-494 between Portland Avenue and 12 Avenue …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
This week's selections include a racetrack's end, a resident still in danger of losing her home to foreclosure and all-day, everyday kindergarten.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Memorial Service Scheduled for Eden Prairie Teacher Jodi L. Heyman died March 23 at the age of 45 after a battle with cancer. Multi-Level House Fire on Oxford Road in Shakopee Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a house fire in the Dean Lakes area. Pedestrians Play Frogger at Moore Lake Beach Bus patrons are clashing with speeding cars. Pedestrians deserve more respect. Yorktown Park Community Garden Gets Council Approval Registration for garden …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
This week's selections include speeding trains, drunk party guests, a local teen on Jeopardy and a local connection to a Super Bowl ad.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Charges: Daredevil Tore through Fridley in Loaner Lamborghini, Late for a Date with a Tree Fridley officer and tow truck driver on separate DWI stop saw 2007 Gallardo hurtle down University Avenue 'at a high rate of speed.' David Juntunen got away, but his day was about to get a lot worse. 'Miracle on Ice' Team Member to Auction Olympic Gold Medal Richfield hockey great Steve Christoff will auction off his 1980 Olympic gold medal at an upcoming auction in New York. Edina …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The ramps will close at 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.
Overnight closures of multiple ramps on Interstate 494 are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 and last through Friday, Oct. 19. Each evening, ramps will close at 9 p.m. for resurfacing and are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning. The following ramps are part of the closures: According to a Minnesota Department of Transportation press release, the closures are weather dependeny and may be rescheduled if there is inclement weather. The project is yet another part of the I-494 Improvement Project.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The ramp closure switch will begin sometime late Friday or early Saturday morning.
As part of the Interstate 494 improvement project, new closures and openings are beginning Friday, Sept. 28 and ending early Sunday, Sept. 30. The ramps from southbound I-35W to westbound I-494 and westbound I-494 ramps to and from Penn Avenue will reopen late Friday or early Saturday morning. In addition, the ramp from southbound France Avenue to westbound I-494 will close Sunday night. Exact times of openings and closings have not been given by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT said drivers should expect delays throughout Richfield, Bloomington and Edina when the change happens. The France Avenue closure is expected to last until late November. Other current ramp closures that will be in effect until late fall include:
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The closures are expected to last until late fall.
With construction of one of the new westbound I-494 auxiliary lanes underway, more ramps will be closed first thing Monday, Aug. 20 as crews continue working west. According to a Minnesota Department of Transportation release, crews are currently working on the lane between I-35W and Highway 100 and construction on the second lane between Portland and Nicollet avenues will begin soon. The following lanes will be closed before morning rush hour traffic Monday and remain closed until late fall: While three ramps are closing Monday morning, two loop ramps at the I-494 and I-35 interchange will reopen: northbound I-35W to westbound I-494, and westbound I-494 to southbound I-35W. The ramps have been closed since late July. Other ramps that are …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The list includes installing a left turn lane on southbound Hopkins Crossroad at Hillside Lane and sewer work continues on McGinty Road East.
The following is a list of construction activities that are in progress or have been scheduled released by the City of Minnetonka: CITY PROJECTS Ringer Road Area Street Reconstruction Driveway restoration work continues. The contractor anticipates driveway replacement work to be completed this week. The contractor has begun boulevard grading in preparation for topsoil and sod placement. McGinty Road East Area Street Reconstruction Storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water main work continues. The contractor has completed tree removal. The contractor continues road grading in areas where underground pipe work has been completed. Coyote Song The contractor has completed base course paving. The contractor has completed soils amendment and mulch …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
If you’re heading out of town for the summer weekend or taking a drive around town, there are several areas of roadwork you might want to avoid in and around the northwest metro.
Here is a list of some of the road construction projects, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Hennepin County and area cities, which might impact motorists traveling through the northwest metro for July 12 through July 15, 2012. To find out real time traffic information, visit our Patch commute page. Interstate 494 northbound Road closed to traffic between Interstate 394 from Highway 12 in Minnetonka to County Road 6 (exit 21) in Plymouth starting 10 a.m. Friday, July 13 until 5 a.m. Sunday, July 15. During closure, MnDOT is detouring traffic to eastbound Interstate 394, northbound Highway 169 and westbound Interstate 94 and 694. Closure is due to paving. Highway 100 Road closure on Highway 100 between …