Southwest Light Rail Project work continues full throttle along its entire route from SouthWest Station in Eden Prairie to Target Field Station in Minneapolis.
Highway 62 between Shady Oak Road and Highway 212 will be closed at variable times beginning tonight, Sept. 10. West 70th Street in the Golden Triangle begins a three-week closure on Monday.
Visit the SWLRT construction website for new updates, details and maps for road closings in Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Louis Park, and Minneapolis.
In brief, here’s what you need to know before you head to Hwy. 62 and W. 70th Street.
Hwy. 62 closures
Hwy. 62 eastbound: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13. All eastbound lanes between Hwy. 212 and Shady Oak Road. Detour signs will be posted.
Hwy. 62 westbound: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, to Monday, Sep. 27. One westbound lane of Hwy. 62. Detour signs will be posted.
More Hwy. 62 closures through October: The SWLRT Project anticipates both full road and lane closures on westbound Hwy. 62 through October to complete the tunnel and rebuild the highway for normal traffic conditions.
The full closure of westbound lanes is slated from Friday, Sept. 24, through Monday, Sept. 27. The project will provide details prior to these closures.
W. 70th Street closure
West 70th Street near the Golden Triangle Station will be closed from Monday, Sept. 13, until about Monday, Oct. 4.
Updates on specific closure times and other details will be reported when SWLRT notifies Eden Prairie Local News.
Local access to W. 70th St. businesses will remain open east and west of the construction work near the Golden Triangle Station. Through traffic on W. 70th Street between Flying Cloud Drive and Shady Oak Road is expected to be suspended for two to three weeks. Detour signs will be posted.
Questions and comments can be addressed to James Mockovciak, the Southwest LRT community outreach coordinator, at (612) 373-3894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The construction hotline is (612) 373-3933.