The Central Avenue Bridge Over US Hwy 12 project has officially been completed! Thank you to all our residents and businesses for their patience while we worked to make this intersection safer and more efficient.
The need: a safer bridge with better traffic flow The County Road 101/Central Avenue Bridge that passes over Highway 12 was deteriorating. In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Hennepin County, this work replaced the bridge and added new turn lanes that will allow for better traffic flow and improved safety.
The work A new, wider bridge deck replaced the old bridge, and left turn lanes were added. New traffic signal systems at the Highway 12 on and off ramps were also added, and safer sidewalks were constructed along County Road 101/Central Avenue.
The impact 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.
The timeline Construction on the bridge began April 29, 2019 and completed November 18, 2019.