Closures begin Tuesday morning as Hwy 77/Cedar Avenue project gets underway

Road and ramp closures will begin Tuesday as part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Highway 77/Cedar Avenue Project.

MnDOT says Highway 77/Cedar Avenue in South Minneapolis will be fully closed starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday between West Lake Nokomis Parkway and Highway 62.

These ramps will also close at that time: eastbound Highway 62 to Highway 77/Cedar Avenue, westbound Highway 62 to Highway 77/Cedar Avenue, Cedar Avenue to westbound Highway 62, and Cedar Avenue to eastbound Highway 62.

RELATED: Upcoming closures planned as part of overall Hwy 77 project

Work done during the project will include highway resurfacing, repairs to the 86th Street bridge over Highway 77, and intersection improvements.

Although construction activities may change, closures are expected to end June 28.

Updates and recommended detour routes can be found here.

Another part of the project is the replacement of a natural gas main by CenterPoint Energy at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Edgewater Boulevard.

The trail along the west side of Cedar Avenue, south of W. Lake Nokomis Parkway, will be rerouted within the work zone for the duration of the project.

MnDOT said people will still be able to walk and access homes and businesses during construction.

The department advised people to be attentive and cautious when driving near construction zones.

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