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Published on June 21, 2024
Cedar Lake Road Construction Causes Detours; St. Louis Park Announces End of July Completion DateSource: Unsplash/Miguel Teirlinck

Local residents and commuters in the area of Cedar Lake Road have been navigating detours and closures since June 10 due to ongoing construction efforts. Eureka Construction, the city's contractor, has closed Cedar Lake Road from Jordan Avenue to the East driveway of Westwood Lutheran Church to through traffic, with the scheduled reopening set for the end of July, weather permitting. Drivers are advised to follow the posted detour routes during this period.

The construction is part of the 2024 Cedar Lake Road improvements project, which has moved into its West Stage. The week of June 17 saw the start of pavement removals, with concrete and bituminous structures being stripped away. Additionally, temporary water services for houses in the affected area are being set up, leading to "brief interruptions to the water service to establish connections," according to a statement obtained by the City of St. Louis Park's bulletin.

As the work progresses, the water main replacement began on June 19, and the overhaul of underground utilities, including water, storm, and sanitary systems, is slated to take a month. Post completion of the utility work in July, the contractor will focus on grading the street and pouring new concrete, a schedule shared on the project website. Residents are also reminded to have their solid waste carts out by 7 a.m. on their usual collection days to ensure their refuse is picked up amidst the construction activities.

In the meanwhile, private utilities such as Xcel Energy, Arvig, and Lumen are transferring their services along the corridor, from Jordan Avenue to Rhode Island Avenue. This move may lead to intermittent shoulder and sidewalk closures as they go about their work. For individuals seeking further details on the expected developments during this construction phase, a newsletter can be viewed on the project’s website. The City of St. Louis Park extended an apology for any inconvenience and expressed their gratitude for the public's cooperation and understanding as they work to improve the area’s streets and utilities.