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Lake Street Access to Louisiana Closing on Friday

26 Aug

Here’s a map that gives a nice visual representation of the changes to expect later this week:

Hwy 7 + Louisiana Construction

The map says these closures will continue through October.


Construction Projects

23 Aug

There are a number of construction projects, including those already underway, that are going to impact travel for most of us around here.

Here’s a pretty comprehensive list from the city: Construction Projects 8.22.14

Sidewalk Meeting on February 20

10 Feb

The city is holding some meetings about new sidewalks around the city. The one that might be most interesting to SOHers is one that will run along Louisiana from Lake St to Oxford St.

The meeting will be Thursday, February 20 at City Council Chambers. More info here:

Hwy 7 and Louisiana Work

3 Dec

Are you staying up to date with the project? Here’s one way to do so:

A couple of tidbits you might appreciate knowing right now:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Friday, Dec. 8 – Periodic, off-peak lane closures on Louisiana Ave. Motorists should expect slow moving traffic.
  • Contractor’s cold weather work policy – Construction crews will not work when the temperature is -10 degrees or if the wind chill factor is -10 degrees.

Open House on Thursday for upcoming sewer work

4 Nov

Form the Metropolitan Council: South Oak Hill residents and businesses are invited to attend a public open house regarding design and engineering for the new St. Louis Park Force Main Improvements Project, which includes installation of a new regional sanitary sewer force main in the Triangle, Elmwood and South Oak Hill neighborhoods in St. Louis Park.

The open house will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. inthe Multi-Purpose Room at Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St., St. Louis Park. The current project schedule, ways to stay informed during design and engineering work, and other project information will be provided. Project staff will be on hand to discuss the project with attendees and answer any questions (no formal presentation will be held).

The St. Louis Park Force Main Improvements Project is a Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) project and is part of the Hopkins System Improvements Project Facility Plan, which replaces portions of the existing Hopkins-St. Louis Park-Minneapolis regional sanitary sewer to improve reliability.

Design and engineering work for sewer improvements in the three sites in St. Louis Park is underway. The schedule for construction of the new force main sanitary sewer in the South Oak Hill and Elmwood neighborhoods, along portions of the Hwy 7 Service Road and West Lake Street, will be coordinated with the city scheduled Louisiana Avenue/Hwy 7 reconstruction with completion by end of 2015.

If you have questions about the project please contact Tim O’Donnell, the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services Project Citizen Liaison, at 651-602-1269 or

To sign up for project email updates, please send an email to stating that you would like to receive St. Louis Park Force Main updates.

For more project information please visit:

Lake Street Lane Reduction

19 Aug

Just posted by the City of St. Louis Park:

Lake Street along Sam’s Club will be reduced to one lane traffic starting Tuesday, August 20 and continue for two weeks.

Updates about the Hwy 7/Louisiana Project

30 Jun

For those of you who weren’t able to attend the open house last week, I’ve scanned and uploaded the handouts they provided. One is about the environmental impact, and the other is about the staging of the project.

Environmental Impact: The big takeaway is that you may smell a mothball type of odor from time to time, but everything should be okay. More details in the document: LouisianaEnv

Staging: As for the staging, the big takeaways are the temporary shift of the Hwy 7/Louisiana intersection (it will align with where you see them installing the new traffic signals). Also as they move into some of the work next year, there may be some impacts trying to use Lake St/Hwy 7 Frontage Road. More details in the document: LouisianaSched