Washington Avenue bridge redo will test drivers

Get used to delays while trying to use the Washington Avenue bridge near the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

And then, around May, get used to not driving on a portion of Washington avenue through the east bank U campus.

The Central Corridor light rail construction folks are rebuilding the bridge to handle the trains when (if?) they start in 2014. Lanes will be reduced to one direction each way.

Washington Avenue through the U becomes a transit way – no personal vehicles – as the project unfolds.

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Plan to use the 10th Avenue and 35W bridges for your U of M east bank commuting purposes. Or walk, bus, or bike. By the way, the upper level Washington Avenue bridge biking and pedestrian ways remain open throughout.

Tell us here at the Cities blog how you’re coping.

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