Portland and Cedar avenues to close for reconstruction Monday, May 8

Portland and Cedar avenues to close for reconstruction Monday, May 8

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Portland and Cedar avenues to close Monday, May 8, for greenway bridge reconstruction

Starting Monday, May 8, Portland Avenue (County Road 35) and Cedar Avenue (County Road 152) in Minneapolis will close between 28th Street and Lake Street as reconstruction of the two bridges over the Midtown Greenway begins.
Both bridges will be closed to all road traffic for the duration of the project. Work is expected to last one construction season and be significantly complete with the road reopened by December this year. See detour information below.

Greenway trail closure at Cedar Avenue expected May 15

Starting Monday, May 15, the greenway trail is expected to close at Cedar Avenue as crews demolish the bridge. This work is expected to last several days with the trail reopened by that weekend. See detour information below.

Once demolition of the Cedar Avenue bridge is complete and the trail is reopened, crews will begin demolition of the Portland Avenue bridge and the trail will be closed at that location for approximately five days. The Portland Avenue closure is expected to happen Monday, May 22.

Detour information

Portland Avenue detours

Road (motor vehicles)

  • Franklin Avenue (County Road 5)
  • Chicago Avenue South
  • Lake Street (County Road 3)

Road (bikes)

  • East 28th Street
  • 4th Avenue South
  • East 32nd Street


  • Park Avenue
  • East 28th Street
  • 5th Avenue South

Cedar Avenue detours


  • Lake Street (County Road 3)
  • Hiawatha Avenue (Highway 55)


  • 18th Avenue South
  • East 28th Street

More information: www.hennepin.us/greenwaybridges

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