Hwy 7 and Louisiana Interchange Project

9 Apr

Curious about what is going on with work in and around Highway 7 and Louisiana Avenue? One of the best places to start is on the city website. Here’s a link to the page about the project: http://www.stlouispark.org/construction-updates/highway-7-louisiana-avenue-interchange-project.html.

Here’s what the page says about current and immediate future work:

Current Status
Although work on the interchange project won’t begin until late May or early June, private utilities are now working to relocate their facilities before the start of road construction. Xcel Energy is currently working to place the overhead power lines along Highway 7 and along Lake Street near Louisiana Avenue below ground. Construction of an underground duct system beneath Lake Street is also taking place. The underground duct system will run between Monitor Street and the Frontage Road intersection with Lake Street just west of Louisiana Avenue.

Lane closures and detours will be required on Lake Street during this construction. Appropriate signage will be placed to direct traffic. The work is being constructed in three stages: 1st stage includes work east of Louisiana on Lake Street (this work is nearly complete), 2nd stage includes work west of Louisiana Avenue (beginning April 8 for approximately two weeks), and the 3rd stage will include work in the intersection of Louisiana and Lake Street. Staff is currently evaluating weekend closure of the Louisiana and Lake Street intersection to minimize traffic impacts. The complete intersection closure, if approved, would likely occur on the Weekend of April 27-28

Questions regarding the Highway 7 & Louisiana Avenue Interchange project should be directed to: Jim Olson, Project Manager, City of St. Louis Park, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416, or by phone at 952.924.2552, or jolson@stlouispark.org.

The page also includes links to a couple of other websites where you can find even more information.

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