Detour routes will begin Tuesday when the Northwest Fourth Street intersection with Washington Street will be closed for four to six weeks as part of Phase 3 of the Highway 210 reconstruction project.
No parking signs went up in advance of the detour's start date. Parking on the detour streets will be prohibited. The segment of Highway 210 west of Baxter Drive is not set to be open to two lanes of traffic in each direction until Aug. 5.
Work on the Fourth Street Northwest intersection will create a slightly wider intersection and a right-hand turn lane will be added in front of Walgreens for Washington Street traffic turning onto Northwest Fourth Street.
The detour route will have Washington Street westbound vehicles detour on Second Street Northwest to James Street and come back to the highway using Seventh Street Northwest.
Eastbound vehicles will detour south on Eighth Street Northwest at the Freedom station corner to Charles Street and then use Third Street Northwest by Riverside School to access the highway.
On the west end of the Highway 210 project, MnDOT reports traffic remains on a temporary bypass until work on a concrete archway for the recreational trail beneath the highway is complete, which is expected in early August.
"Once the grading and paving over the archway is done, crews will reopen two lanes of Highway 210 in each direction on the west end. In the remainder of the construction zone, traffic will remain single lane in each direction from Baxter Drive to the Mississippi River bridge," MnDOT reported.
The project is expected to be complete in early- to mid September.
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