Motorists who travel Highway 27 in Little Falls will encounter delays while the Highway 27 bridge spanning the Mississippi River is closed for approximately two weeks beginning April 29.
Motorists should plan for the following:
• Highway 27 will close between Front Street and Lindbergh Drive.
• The Highway 27/Front Street intersection, and Highway 27/Lindbergh Drive intersection, will close.
• Motorists should follow the signed detour along County Road 214 and Highway 10, or plan their own alternate routes.
• Commercial trucks must use the detour listed above through October.
• Pedestrians will be able to cross the Highway 27 bridge spanning the Mississippi River using temporary walkways.
• All lanes of Highway 27 between Front Street and Lindbergh Drive, including the Highway 27 bridge spanning the Mississippi River, will open in mid-May.
The closure is needed as part of a major project that will improve Highway 27 and other infrastructure through downtown Little Falls in 2019. All businesses in downtown Little Falls will remain open and accessible throughout the project, although routes will occasionally change.
When complete, the project will reconstruct or resurface 2 miles of Highway 27 between 15th Street Southwest and Ninth Street, install new underground utilities, curb, gutter and sidewalk, improve signals, add new bike lanes through downtown Little Falls and improve short segments of local roads.
To sign up to have email updates with advanced notice of traffic changes and other important project information sent directly to your inbox, or to get more project information and maps, visit the project website at www.mndot.gov/d3/littlefalls. For updates on Twitter, follow @MnDOTCentral.
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, check www.511mn.org.