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Published on May 15, 2024
Plymouth Boulevard Overhaul Begins May 20, Commuters Advised to Plan for DetoursSource: City of Plymouth, Minnesota

Drivers in Plymouth, brace yourselves for detours and construction crews. Starting May 20, a chunk of Plymouth Boulevard will be off-limits to traffic to make way for a major improvement project stretching from Highway 55 to Rockford Road (County Road 9). The city promises access to local hotspots, but commuters should gear up for alternate routes and potential delays as the upgrade kicks into gear.

According to the City of Plymouth, preliminary work has already started, with crews getting down to business replacing sections of critical water and sewer mains. They're also carving out temporary paths to keep public buildings like the Plymouth City Hall accessible. The closure on Plymouth Boulevard between 34th and 35th Avenues is just the start of the city's phasing plan designed to minimize disruptions.

Getting to Plymouth City Hall will now require a bit of navigation savvy. Visitors can head north on Plymouth Boulevard from Highway 55 and make a right to enter the parking lot. Or you can approach Fernbrook Lane N., zip west on 34th Avenue, and swing right onto Plymouth Boulevard by the post office, as per the City of Plymouth. And take note, because the route from Vicksburg Lane and nearby businesses will be a no-go during this initial phase of construction, expected to last one to two weeks.

The Plymouth Ice Center and LifeTime won't be left in the cold, though. Motorists have the green light to head east on 37th and 36th Avenues from Vicksburg Lane or take Plymouth Boulevard south from Rockford Road. Shoppers and clients looking to patronize area businesses will find their destinations reachable from Rockford Road or Vicksburg Lane for the northern spots, and via Highway 55 or Fernbrook Lane N. for those to the south of City Hall.

Amidst the roadwork, one critical civic service remains unfazed. Voters gearing up for the upcoming election will have uninterrupted access to City Hall during each phase of this overhaul. City officials extend their thanks to residents, businesses, and drivers for their patience during the construction period. To get the latest detour maps and updates on the project, the public can visit plymouthmn.gov/plymouthblvd.