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June 2, 2022

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Southbound Hwy 77 in Bloomington closing June 3-6

Second weekend closure of southbound Hwy 77 is scheduled for June 10-13

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling southbound on Highway 77 between Interstate 494 in Bloomington and Highway 13 in Eagan will encounter traffic restrictions beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Then at 8 p.m. southbound Highway 77 will fully close to traffic to allow the Minnesota Department of Transportation to resurface the pavement.

The following ramps will also close at 8 p.m.:

  • The ramp from eastbound I-494 to southbound Highway 77

Motorists should follow the posted detour using eastbound I-494, southbound I-35E and Highway 77. However, eastbound I-494 to Lindau Lane and Killebrew Drive will remain open to traffic over the weekend.

  • The ramp from westbound I-494 to southbound Hwy 77

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

  • The ramp from Lindau Lane to southbound Highway 77
  • The ramp from Killebrew Drive to southbound Highway 77
  • The ramp from E. Old Shakopee Road to southbound Highway 77

Motorists should follow the posted detour using 24th Avenue S., eastbound I-494, southbound I-35E and Highway 77.

  • The ramps from southbound Highway 77 to Highway 13

Motorists should follow the posted detour using eastbound I-494, southbound I-35E, northbound Highway 77 and Highway 13.

During this weekend closure, residents and businesses near Hwy 77 between I-494 and the Minnesota River may experience excess noise, increased lighting, and flashing lights due to construction work and vehicles. Construction crews will be working 24 hours per day to remove and replace the top layer of highway pavement.

All southbound Highway 77 lanes and ramps are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, June 6. Northbound Highway 77 and all associated entrance and exit ramps within the area will remain open.

A second weekend closure of southbound Highway 77 between I-494 and Highway 13 is schedule for Friday, June 10 through Monday, June 13, weather and schedule permitting.

Weekday ramp closures beginning June 5

Beginning at 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, the following ramps will be closed to traffic for pavement resurfacing and other improvements through 9 a.m. on Friday, June 10:

  • Eastbound I-494 to southbound Highway 77

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

  •  Eastbound I-494 to Lindau Lane and Killebrew Drive
  • Southbound Highway 77 to Lindau Lane and Killebrew Drive

Motorists should follow the posted detour using eastbound I-494 and 24th Avenue S.

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.

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