MINNEAPOLIS - A pair of projects will trigger a bit of commuter chaos on heavily traveled Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis this weekend.
Both north and southbound lanes of Hiawatha from Lake Street to 26th Street will be shut down to bury new high-voltage transmission lines.
That section of Hiawatha will reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22.
The bicycle and pedestrian crossing at 28th Street will remain open throughout the construction.
A second project will close all northbound lanes of Hiawatha Avenue from 54th Street to Lake Street for a time this weekend. That closure begins at 6 a.m. Saturday and will last until 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.
Intersections will remain open to traffic crossing Hiawatha and for vehicles turning onto southbound Hiawatha. This closure is part of construction to improve traffic signal timing along the highway.
Drivers are advised to follow posted detour routes and encouraged to find alternate routes.
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