The installation of light rail transit bridge beams over Highway 212 north of Shady Oak Road is slated to begin late this Saturday night, June 12. The Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) project anticipates that Thursday , June 17.
Hwy 212 specifics
All westbound lanes of Highway 212 between Highway 62 and Shady Oak Road will close Saturday.
Eastbound lanes Highway 212 will be closed on Saturday, June 12, mid-afternoon.
The on-ramp to eastbound Highway 212 from Valley View Road will be closed from June 12, mid-afternoon through Thursday, June 17.
The on-ramp to eastbound Highway 212 from Shady Oak Road is closed for construction staging. It will reopen shortly after the bridge beams are in place.
The Highway 212 westbound off-ramp to Shady Oak Road remains closed through the 2021 construction season.
SWLRT questions and comments
For questions and comments, SWLRT Outreach Coordinator James Mockovciak may be reached via email at James.Mockovciak@metrotransit.org
Also, the 24-Hour Construction Hotline is available at 612-373-3933, and additional information is available at the SWLRT website.
(Editor’s Note: This story was updated on June 13 to reflect a change by SWLRT from a Friday June 11 to June 15 closure to a June 12 to a June 17 closure.)
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