The reopening of Hwy 212 between Hwy 62 and Shady Oak Rd has been pushed back to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 18, the second delay of the week, according to a Southwest Light Rail Project Thursday night announcement.
The installation of giant, pre-manufactured bridge beams on concrete piers is a complex operation requiring heavy construction cranes and pinpoint accuracy. After the beams are set on to the piers, minor adjustments are made for spot-on alignments.
Detour signs will remain in place until Hwy 212 reopens Friday afternoon.
The completed span will carry light rail trains over Highway 212 and Shady Oak Road between City West and Golden Triangle Stations.
The entire light rail project from Southwest Station in Eden Prairie to Target Field in downtown Minneapolis will have 29 bridges and 2 tunnels for trains. One of those tunnels angles nearby under Hwy 62 at the Opus campus and the approach to City West Station.
The eastbound Hwy 212 ramp from Valley View Road and the eastbound Hwy 212 ramp from Shady Oak Road are expected to reopen at the same time as Hwy 212 on Friday afternoon. The westbound Highway 212 off-ramp to Shady Oak Road will remain closed through the 2021 construction season.
SWLRT Construction info and updates
The SWLRT Project operates a 24-hour hotline at 612-373-3933 for assistance with a) blocked access to business or residential areas, b) improper traffic sign placement and c) parking issues.
For general questions or comments contact Community Outreach Coordinator James Mockovciak by phone at 612-373-3894 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org