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July 20, 2022

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Northbound Highway 77 closure in Richfield begins July 24

Roseville, Minn. – Motorists traveling northbound on Highway 77 between Interstate 494 in Bloomington and Highway 62 in South Minneapolis will encounter a full closure beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 24 to allow the Minnesota Department of Transportation to resurface the pavement.

The following Highway 77 entrance ramps will close to traffic at 5 a.m. on Thursday, July 21:

  • The ramp from westbound I-494 to northbound Highway 77. Motorists should follow the posted detour using northbound I-35W, eastbound Highway 62, northbound Highway 55, westbound Highway 62 and northbound Highway 77/Cedar Avenue.
  • The ramp from Killebrew Drive and Lindau Lane to northbound Highway 77. Motorists should follow the posted detour using westbound I-494, northbound I-35W, eastbound Highway 62, northbound Highway 55, westbound Highway 62 and northbound Highway 77/Cedar Avenue.

The following Highway 77 entrance and exit ramps will close to traffic at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 24:

  • The ramps from I-494 to northbound Highway 77. Motorists should follow the posted detour using northbound I-35W, eastbound Highway 62, northbound Highway 55, westbound Highway 62 and northbound Highway 77/Cedar Avenue.
  • The ramp from northbound Highway 77 to E 66th Street. Motorists should follow the detour using westbound I-494, northbound I-35W, eastbound Highway 62, southbound Highway 77 and E 66th Street.
  • The ramp from E 66th Street to northbound Highway 77. Motorists should follow the detour using northbound I-35W, eastbound Highway 62, northbound Highway 55, westbound Highway 62 and northbound Highway 77/Cedar Avenue.
  • The ramps from northbound Highway 77 to Highway 62. Motorists should follow the posted detour using westbound I-494, northbound I-35W and Highway 62.
  • The ramp from eastbound Highway 62 to northbound Highway 77/Cedar Avenue. Motorists should follow the detour using eastbound Highway 62, northbound Highway 55, westbound Highway 62 and northbound Highway 77/Cedar Avenue.

All northbound Highway 77 lanes and ramps are expected to reopen by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 14.

Southbound Highway 77 lanes and ramps between Highway 62 and I-494 are expected to reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. on Friday, July 22. Northbound and southbound Highway 77 will not be closed at the same time.

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 www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy77bloomington-mpls.

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