Hwy 7 weekend closure in west metro set for Friday

After work was postponed twice, the Minnesota Department of Transportation stated a project planned on Highway 7 eastbound between Excelsior and Deephaven is taking place this weekend.

A closure will be in place from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.

The work will affect drivers traveling around the Minnetonka area.

A detour route is expected to be in place using southbound Highway 41, eastbound Highway 5 to westbound County Road 101.

The closure is due to construction and the Highway 7 Shorewood to Minnetonka project.

The intersections at Christmas Lake Road, Old Market Road and Vine Hill Road are also closed until they are fully paved.