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Postponed: 101st Avenue N.E. Bridge Removal in Maple Grove

Jan 10, 2017 11:53PM ● By Wendy Erlien

Updated Jan. 11, 2017 -- Plans to remove the 101st Avenue N.E. bridge in Maple Grove over I-94 this weekend have been postponed "due to concerns about the upcoming weekend’s forecast of inclement weather," according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 

"The bridge will instead be removed next weekend, weather permitting. The demolition will require a full weekend closure and detour of I-94. The old bridge is no longer needed with the recent opening of Highway 610," according to the MnDOT release. "The new alignment of Highway 610 runs along the previous alignment of 101st Avenue and the ramps between I-94 and Hwy 610 are alongside the old bridge."

The bridge was originally to be removed in December 2016, but weather conditions led MnDOT to postpone until January. 

Original article Jan. 10, 2017 - Both directions of I-94 between I-494 and the new Highway 610 will be closed the weekend of Jan. 14-15 for demolition of the former 101st Avenue bridge in Maple Grove.

According to the Minnesota Department ofTransportation, lane restrictions may begin around 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 for demolition crews can begin setup. Around 10 p.m. Friday evening, I-94 is scheduled to close to through traffic between I-494 and Highway 610 in each direction.

The roadway is anticipated to reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16.

The following detours are recommended by MnDOT during the closure:

  • Westbound I-94 - Detour north on Highway 169 and then west on new Highway 610
  • Eastbound I-94: Detour east on new Highway 610 and then south on Highway 169

The 101st Avenue bridge is being removed as part of the Highway 610 project

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