City of Minneapolis Announces Two Trail Detour Updates

The City of Minneapolis has announced its plan for two closures of popular trails in the city for repairs to preserve trail surface and to relocate a rail line that crosses a trail.  Closures with detours will include the Cedar Lake Trail and the Midtown Greenway Hiawatha Spur.  The information below was sent out to Bicycle and Pedestrian Update Subscribers via e-mail.

Two Trail Detour Updates:
Cedar Lake Trail
Beginning Tuesday, July 24, 2012, the Cedar Lake Trail will experience periodic closures between Royalston Ave N and Hwy 100. The closures are needed to perform joint sealing and sand sealing work and will help preserve the trail surface for at least 10 years. The closures will occur in four stages, each lasting 1-2 days. Three detours will be marked to facilitate the four closures.
Stage 1 – July 24-25
Royalston Ave N to Luce Line Trail – Follow marked detour via Glenwood Ave N, Cedar Lake Rd N and Luce Line Trail/Bryn Mawr Meadows.
Stage 2 – July 26
Luce Line Trail to Kenilworth Trail – Follow marked detour via Luce Line Trail/Bryn Mawr Meadows, Cedar Lake Rd N/S, S Wayzata Blvd, Cedar Lake Rd S and Cedar Lake Pkwy.
Stage 3 – July 30
Kenilworth Trail to Cedar Lake Pkwy – Follow same detour as Stage 2.
Stage 4 – July 31
Cedar Lake Pkwy to Hwy 100 – Follow marked detour via Ewing Ave S, France Ave S, Forest Rd, Parklands Rd, Cedarwood Rd, Parkwoods Rd and W 23rd St.
Midtown Greenway Hiawatha Spur
On Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26, 2012, the Midtown Greenway Hiawatha Spur will be closed. The Hiawatha Spur is the short, at-grade trail segment just east of Hiawatha Ave S. The closure is needed to relocate a rail line that crosses the trail. Please follow the marked detour via the Sabo Bridge. 
Note: The work dates listed above are tentative and may change if weather conditions are poor.
For a map of major closures and detours that may affect Minneapolis bicyclists and pedestrians, visit the Bicycling Detour page.
Thank you for your continued patience with these closures,
City of Minneapolis Bicycle and Pedestrian Section

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