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Crews Fix Cracked Concrete along University Avenue

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The bumpy ride along a busy St. Paul street will soon be fixed.

Starting Monday, crews will begin work on University Avenue where concrete cracked during the Central Corridor Light Rail Project construction. The work will affect intersections from Hampden Avenue to Rice Street; lanes, sidewalks and bus stops will temporarily be closed.

308 Road Construction Projects Planned in 2014

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says crews will undertake 308 road construction projects in 2014.
    
The $1.1 billion program includes 74 projects in the Twin Cities and 194 projects in Greater Minnesota. Those include bridge replacements on Highway 100 in St. Louis Park and street reconstruction in downtown Alexandria.

Advisory: Fewer Security Officers Means Longer Wait at MSP

Barry Devine is heading to Phoenix. He's early, but not early enough.

"I'm two hours [early], roughly," he said just before getting in line at a checkpoint. When informed that airport officials recommend travelers show up even earlier, he deadpanned, "I know and it's ridiculous."

Latest SWLRT Plans Presented to Counties Transit Improvement Board

The Met Council on Wednesday presented its latest Southwest Light Rail Transit plans to the Counties Transit Improvement Board, which contributes 30 percent of funding for the project.

Open House Discusses Plan to Manage Congestion on Hwy. 77 in Eagan

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Community members can learn more about a new MnPASS lane through Eagan during an open house Wednesday.

The lane and improved bus access would be on Highway 77 between 138th Street and Old Shakopee Road. The new project plans to explore options to manage congestion on Highway 77 using a MnPASS express lane and improved access to the Cedar Grove Transit Station.

Open House Discusses West Broadway Avenue Project in Brooklyn Park

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Brooklyn Park residents are invited to weigh in on the County Road 103 Reconstruction Project during an open house Thursday night.

The project affects West Broadway Avenue from Candlewood Drive to 93rd Avenue North and is set to begin in the fall of 2015. The meeting will talk about the preliminary design concept and other project details.

City, County Officials Look to Improve Lowry Avenue Northeast

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Hennepin County and Minneapolis city officials are working together to make the city more bike and pedestrian friendly.

Planners looking for ideas on how to improve Lowry Avenue Northeast between Marshall Street Northeast and Central Avenue Northeast. They will host a workshop to give the public a chance to weigh in.