The left lane of Hwy. 77 between 138th Street in Apple Valley and Diffley Road in Eagan will be closed through Sept. 5, as road crews conduct concrete rehabilitation on the street surface.
The lane closures are part of a larger roadway resurfacing, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. More than five miles of the highway will be resurfaced and rehabilitated as part of the Better Roads for a Better Minnesota program, the department wrote in a press release.
As part of the project, the speed limit in the area will be reduced to 50 mph in the work zone.
From the press release:
The project is broken down into three broad parts, or stages. Specific traffic and travel information will be issued as it becomes available.
Part One: Bituminous/asphalt resurfacing and repairs at the north end of the project near the Hwy 77/13 interchange. Expect off-peak lane closures with detours for approximately one week. Ramp closures will last one night per ramp to resurface.
Parts Two and Three: Concrete rehabilitation, shoulder resurfacing and ramp repairs on both directions of Hwy 77. Northbound Hwy 77 may be reduced to a single lane for two weeks. Extended lane closures are required to allow the concrete to cure adequately before carrying traffic. Ramp closures for Parts Two and Three are expected to last five days as concrete cures. Ramp closures will be accompanied by a signed detour route.