Highway 62 Closes this Weekend, Construction Near Downtown St. Paul

September 07, 2018 05:46 AM

Crews will be busy this fall wrapping up a repaving project along Highway 62, and that means drivers are in for a series of weekend closures.

Drivers who travel in the southwest metro may have already noticed that Highway 62 eastbound closed earlier this week between I-494 and Highway 212. Crews are replacing  a pipe in the area. This weekend, the closure will extend out to Highway 100.

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Only the eastbound lanes will be affected, so the westbound lanes will stay open. The shutdown begins tonight at 8 and the entire stretch will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, there will be multiple directional closures along Highway 62 thru the month of September. Learn more about the project.

Meanwhile, the Smith Avenue/High Bridge Project continues near downtown St. Paul. On Saturday, Shepard Road will close between Randolph Avenue and Eagle Parkway.

Drivers will be detoured to West 7th Street from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. MnDOT says the High Bridge is on track to reopen in December. Learn more about the project.

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