ROSEVILLE, Minn. - All vehicles or vehicle combinations of 35 feet or longer traveling on northbound the Lafayette Bridge are prohibited from crossing the Mississippi River.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is enforcing the rule to keep Highway 52 construction workers safe.
Vehicles that are longer than what's allowed must exit prior to or at Plato Boulevard.
The Minnesota State Patrol will continue to provide extra law enforcement in the area through the end of the year. Operators of any vehicle in violation of the 35 foot length restrictions will be ticketed.
Since April, the State Patrol has issues 960 citations to drivers who failed to comply.
Alternate detour routes for vehicle combinations of 35 feet or longer:
- Northbound Highway 52: Follow eastbound I-494 to northbound Highway 61 to westbound
- I-494 to Mounds Boulevard to 7th Street
- Southbound Highway 52: Follow 7th Street to Mounds Boulevard to eastbound I-94 to southbound Highway 61 to westbound I-494
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