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Washington Avenue Reconstruction Project Update

Via a June 1 e-newsletter from Hennepin County:

Partial eastbound Washington Avenue reopening

Beginning June 2, before the morning rush hour, eastbound Washington Avenue will reopen from Hennepin Avenue to 2nd Avenue. At 2nd Avenue, traffic will be routed to the existing detour using 4th Street and 5th Avenue.

Ongoing eastbound lane work

Pavement has been removed on eastbound Washington Avenue from 3rd Avenue through 5th Avenue. Crews continue replacing storm sewer pipes and watermains underneath the roadway. Additional utility crews will be relocating telecommunications, gas and electric utilities in the project area.

Crews digging down on eastbound lanes to expose pipes, watermains and utilities.

Stay safe

Motorists should continue to exercise caution while driving through the area. All roadway users should obey speed limits and limit distractions. Traffic changes, construction crews, equipment and work areas near the roadway can create unexpected situations. Bicyclists and pedestrians please continue to adhere to signage throughout the project site directing alternate routes and detours. 

Ways to stay informed

Want a quick update or have questions about the Washington Avenue reconstruction project? There is a number you can call for a brief recorded update. Or, if you want to speak with project staff. Give us a call and we will see how we can help.

Phone: 612-543-3722

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