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June 29, 2022

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Southbound Highway 77 closure in Richfield begins July 5

Roseville, Minn. – Motorists traveling southbound on Highway 77 between Highway 62 in South Minneapolis and I-494 in Bloomington will encounter a full closure beginning at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5 to allow the Minnesota Department of Transportation to resurface the pavement.

The following ramps will also close to traffic at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5:

  • The ramps from westbound Highway 62 to southbound Highway 77 and eastbound Highway 62 to southbound Highway 77.

Motorists should follow the posted detour using southbound I-35W, eastbound I-494 and southbound Highway 77.

  • The ramps from southbound Highway 77 to eastbound I-494 and southbound Highway 77 to westbound I-494.

Motorists should follow the posted detour using westbound Highway 62, southbound I-35W and I-494.

  • The ramp from southbound Highway 77 to E 66th Street.

Motorists should follow the posted detour using westbound Highway 62, southbound I-35W, eastbound I-494, northbound Highway 77 and E 66th Street.

  • The ramp from E 66th Street to southbound Highway 77.

Motorists should follow the detour using southbound I-35W, eastbound I-494 and southbound Highway 77.

Motorists should use alternate routes to access Diagonal Boulevard.

All southbound Highway 77 lanes and ramps are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26. Northbound Highway 77 and all associated entrance and exit ramps within the area will remain open. However, motorists should plan for northbound Highway 77 to be reduced to a single lane of traffic between I-494 and Highway 62 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5.

Highway 77/Cedar Avenue reopens in South Minneapolis
Highway 77/Cedar Avenue between W Lake Nokomis Parkway and Highway 62 in South Minneapolis has reopened to traffic following the completion of pavement resurfacing and universal accessibility and safety improvements.

The following ramps have also reopened to traffic:

  • Eastbound Highway 62 to Highway 77/Cedar Avenue
  • Westbound Highway 62 to Highway 77/Cedar Avenue
  • Cedar Avenue to westbound Highway 62
  • Cedar Avenue to eastbound Highway 62

These road and ramp closures are part of the Highway 77/Cedar Avenue construction project. MnDOT is resurfacing the Highway 77 pavement between Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis and the Minnesota River in Bloomington through fall 2022. The work includes repairs to the 86th Street bridge over Highway 77, upgrades at intersections to provide universal access and drainage improvements.

All construction activities and traffic impacts are weather and schedule permitting and subject to change. MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution and to slow down in work zones where workers are present.
For more information, including construction schedule, current and upcoming traffic impacts, and recommended detour routes, visit the Highway 77 construction project webpage at https://www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy77bloomington-mpls.

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