Two lanes of traffic will remain open in both directions for vehicles. Emergency vehicles will be permitted to use the crossover.
The ramp from eastbound I-94 to southbound Hwy 52 is closed and will re-open by August, 2015.
East 7th Street to southbound Hwy 52 traffic should detour east on I-94 and south on Mounds Boulevard.
Crossover route detours for prohibited vehicles:
Northbound Hwy 52: Follow eastbound I-494 to northbound Hwy 61 to westbound I-94 to Mounds Boulevard to 7th Street.
Southbound Hwy 52: Follow 7th Street to Mounds Boulevard to eastbound I-94 to southbound Hwy 61 to westbound I-494.
Eastbound East 7th Street ramp to westbound I-94 is permanently closed.
5th Street: Closed east of Johns Street and no longer exists as a street.
4th Street: Closed to vehicles. Bicyclists have access to Bruce Vento trail by way of 4th Street.
Kittson Street north of 7th street no longer exists. It will be the new NB Hwy 52 to 7th Street Exit.
Kittson Street south of the Downtowner
and Holiday Station no longer exists.
About this project
When completed, the two new Lafayette Bridges (northbound and southbound) will provide two through-lanes and an auxiliary lane in each direction for entering and exiting traffic. The project also includes the modification and realignment of the Hwy 52 bridges over I-94. When completed, the new northbound Lafayette Bridge will include a pedestrian and bicycle crossing over the Mississippi River.
Re-decking of the Hwy 52 bridges over Plato Boulevard and Eaton Street south of the Mississippi River was completed in the fall of 2011, along with repairs and resurfacing of the Highway 52 bridges crossing Concord Street.
Summary of work
The new northbound Hwy 52 Lafayette Bridge will be constructed 2011-2013.
Traffic will be switched to the new bridge in mid to late February 2014 and the new bridge will continue to maintain two lanes of traffic in each direction.
The existing Lafayette Bridge will be demolished, and the new southbound Hwy 52 Bridge will be constructed in 2014-2015.
Motorists will experience ramp closures during construction but Hwy 52 will remain open for the full construction period