GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.- A few closures may significantly impact your plans around the metro over the weekend.
A major stretch of southbound Highway 169 that was scheduled to close between Highway 55 and Highway 7 will now be postponed, due to recent wet conditions. The highway will now close at 7 p.m. next weekend, on July 28 and stay closed until 5 a.m. the following Monday.
The weekend closure scheduled this weekend for southbound US 169 from Hwy 55 to Hwy 7 has been postponed until July 28-31.— Dave Aeikens (@Aeikens) July 21, 2017
The suggested detour at that time will be westbound Highway 55 to Interstate 494 south.
Officials say there was too much rain during the week which prompted the change in schedule. The closure is part of the resurfacing and improvement project on Highway 169 from Highway 62 in Edina to Highway 55 in Golden Valley.
In the south metro motorists in Cottage Grove will encounter a full closure of Highway 61.
Beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, July 21, Highway 61 under the County Road 19/ Innovation Road Bridge will close as crews remove worn out concrete patches from the bridge deck. Motorists will be directed to use the exit and entrance ramps at Innovation Road/County Road 19 as a detour during the closure.
Crews expect to complete the work and lift the closure by 5 a.m. Monday, July 24.