LRT Bike Trail Open Again

Posted by Doug Shidell, January 31st, 2014

From the Minneapolis bicycle and pedestrian update newsletter: Good news

After being closed for over two and a half years, the Hiawatha LRT Trail between 11th Ave S and 15th Ave S will reopen to bicycle and pedestrian traffic on January 30, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. The closure was needed to complete work related to the Central Corridor/Green Line LRT project.

Please be aware that Central Corridor workers will periodically use the trail to access work zones and complete some remaining tasks. Also be aware of the new at-grade light rail crossing between 11th Ave S and 15th Ave S. When the gate arms are down, bicycle and pedestrian traffic is required to stop until the arms are raised. While the crossing is not frequently used at this time, light rail traffic will pick up in the coming months as vehicle testing and training are performed. Additional light rail safety information related to bicycles and pedestrians can be found here. The Green Line LRT is scheduled to open to the public on June 14, 2014.

Other good trail news: The east side Midtown Greenway ramp at Bryant Ave S will officially reopen in approximately one week.

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