The County Road 101/Central Avenue Bridge that passes over Highway 12 is deteriorating. In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Hennepin County, this work will replace the bridge and add new turn lanes that will allow for better traffic flow and improved safety.
A new, wider bridge deck will replace the old bridge, and left turn lanes will be added. New traffic signal systems at the Highway 12 on and off ramps will also be added, and safer sidewalks will be constructed along County Road 101/Central Avenue.
The bridge will be closed for the majority of the project but traffic will be rerouted, and all businesses and residences will remain accessible throughout the construction.
Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2019, with completion occurring in fall 2019.
The City will be providing ongoing updates about the County Road 101/Central Avenue Bridge and other road construction projects. To stay informed, please sign up for email or text alerts. Additionally, visit the MnDOT website for more information about the project.