A Metro Green Line Extension construction update issued on Friday, Dec. 17, includes alerts regarding Eden Prairie roads. During construction, the name “Metro Green Line Extension” has been interchangeable with “Southwest Light Rail.”
On Wednesday, Dec. 22, eastbound Highway 212 will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Highway 62 and Shady Oak Road. Traffic will be detoured to the off- and on-ramps at Shady Oak Road.
On Thursday, Dec. 23, westbound Hwy. 212 will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Traffic will be detoured on westbound Hwy. 62 to Interstate 494. These closures are needed to complete light-rail transit (LRT) bridge work near Shady Oak Road.
The far-right turn lane of the eastbound Hwy. 212 off-ramp to Prairie Center Drive is partially reopened throughout the winter.
Westbound Hwy. 212 off-ramp to Shady Oak Road remains closed.
The new bike path and sidewalks on the northwest side of Flying Cloud Drive between Viking Drive and Town Center Place remain closed.
Check out the SWLRT Project website here for more info and detour maps for Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Louis Park and Minneapolis.
Note: Writer Jeff Strate serves on EPLN’s board of directors. From February 2015 through February 2017, Jeff served on the SWLRT Community Advisory Committee as an at-large member.
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