Saturday, December 1, 2012
In late January or early February, no vehicle combinations of more than 35 feet in length will be allowed to use the Lafayette Bridge until the crossover is removed next November.
Follow Inver Grove Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter Editor’s Note: The following press release is from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. All interested parties are invited to attend an open house to learn more about a traffic crossover MnDOT is building from the existing Lafayette Bridge to the new northbound bridge. In late January or early February 2013, no vehicle combinations of more than 35 feet in length will be allowed to use the Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge spanning the Mississippi River until the crossover is removed in late November 2013. The open house will be Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Neighborhood House at 179 Robie Street East in St. Paul. Open house …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The closures will begin daily at 8 p.m. and reopen every morning by 5 a.m.
Editor's note: The following is an announcement from MnDOT. Motorists traveling the northbound Hwy 52 Lafayette Bridge will encounter overnight detours as the bridge closes between Concord Street and East 7th Street from Nov. 12-15. The closures will begin daily at 8 p.m. and reopen every morning by 5 a.m. from Nov. 13-16. In addition, southbound Hwy 52 will close between eastbound and westbound West 7th Street from Nov. 12-15. All southbound lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. every morning. Access to southbound Hwy 52 will remain available from westbound I-94, southbound I-35E and eastbound I-94. The closures are needed as crews remove permanent barrier and replace it with temporary barrier in order to build a bypass. Motorists are encouraged…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Crews will remove a temporary ramp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Editor's Note: The following is a news release from the state Department of Transportation. Motorists traveling Highway 52 near Rosemount will encounter a lane closure and possible delays between Highway 55 and 140th Street on Monday, Nov. 12. The right lane of southbound Highway 52 will close at 9 a.m. as crews remove a temporary ramp into the refinery. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 3 p.m. the same day. For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org.
Friday, August 17, 2012
According to State Troopers at the scene, the driver was planning to make the turn onto the northbound 52 ramp when another driver cut him off.
The driver of an 18-wheel semi truck that rolled off the Highway 52 ramp in Inver Grove Heights was unhurt, according to Minnesota Department of Public Safety Sgt. Richard Wegner. The accident happened at around 10:45 this morning and despite being temporarily trapped in the cab, the driver emerged unscathed. "The ambulance came and checked him out and they said he's fine," Wegner told Patch at the scene. The driver—who was unavailable to comment—was planning to make the turn onto the northbound 52 ramp when another driver cut him off, Wegner said. The semi truck was filled with pallets of flattened cardboard boxes and bags of insulation. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Today's rollover is the second crash at that site in …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The closure is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. on Monday, July 30 and reopen early Saturday, Aug. 4.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is reporting that westbound Concord Blvd. will be closed from July 30 to Aug. 4. Concord will be closed where it meets Highway 52 as construction crews paint the north side of the Lafayette Bridge. The closure is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. on Monday and reopen early Saturday, Aug. 4. Detours will be posted during the closure but it is likely drivers will be redirected using northbound Highway 52 to Plato Blvd. to southbound Highway 52 to Concord Boulevard. For more information on the Lafayette Bridge project click the link. Click here for real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Weather permitting, the northbound freeway will reopen by 5 a.m., Saturday, July 21.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is planning to close northbound Highway 52—and the ramps in each direction of Interstate 94—at 8 p.m. tonight to allow crews to finish striping the northbound roadway. Weather permitting, the northbound freeway will reopen by 5 a.m., Saturday, July 21. With the opening Saturday morning, the ramp to eastbound I-94 from the northbound freeway will reopen. Work on the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit project will keep the ramp from northbound Hwy 52 to westbound I-94 closed until 5 a.m. Monday, July 23. The recent lane and ramp closures allowed construction crews to rehabilitate the concrete surface of the roadway. Moreover, the I-94 lane and ramp closures were needed so crews could modify…
Monday, July 2, 2012
MnDOT is planning to close the section of highway at 10 p.m. and reopen it at 5 a.m. Tuesday.
According to a release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, northbound Highway 52 is scheduled to close overnight on Monday, June 2. The closure is an effort to continue concrete paving and median reconstruction. The statement says MnDOT will close the highway between Concord Blvd and I-94 starting at 10 p.m. Monday night. The section of highway is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. Once it reopens, northbound Highway 52 will still be reduced to a single lane. Detour signs directing drivers to Robert Street will be posted.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
MnDOT has announced detours to get to downtown and Interstate 94.
Drivers should plan ahead for this weekend when the Minnesota Department of Transportation is scheduled to close northbound Highway 52 from Concord to Interstate 94. Northbound 52, and all ramps leading to it, will close at 10 p.m. Friday and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, April 16. Southbound Highway 52 is not scheduled to be affected and will remain open. MnDOT is prepping the lanes for resurfacing, and replacing bearings on the Eaton Street Bridge. All work is weather-dependent. Detour for local traffic: Most trucks and through traffic: For more information about the Lafayette Bridge project, visit the Lafayette Bridge website.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The Inver Grove Heights City Council reviewed the first draft of an ordinance that would ban "dynamic display" signs in all but one area of the city.
Looming over Highway 52 between the border of West St. Paul and South St. Paul, the towering digital billboard draws drivers' eyes with its brightly-lit, ever-changing display. While advertisers believe digital billboards, like that one, are a more effective means of getting their message out, members of the Inver Grove Heights City Council are concerned that the signs are a potentially dangerous distraction for drivers. At their meeting last Monday, councilors unanimously approved the first draft of a new ordinance that would ban the digital signs, called "dynamic displays," in much of Inver Grove Heights. If the ordinance were approved, construction of the digital signs would be permitted in one area of the city: A segment of the …