More road closures around Minneapolis parks

MPRB creating more physical distancing opportunities for the public

WCCO Radio Newsroom
April 04, 2020 - 10:34 am
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

More road closures took effect early Saturday morning as the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board aims to create more space for physical distancing and limiting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saturday's road closures join ones already in place for Lake Harriet Parkway, Lake Nokomis Parkway and Main Street SE. To help people out, MPRB has compiled a map of all the closures.

According the MPRB:

  • Parkway roads will be dedicated to two-way pedestrian traffic; cyclists should remain on bike trails.
  • Walking paths will be dedicated to two-way pedestrian traffic.
  • Bike paths will remain bike paths in their current direction, if applicable.

Related MPLS Park and Rec Board: Golf courses are not open during COVID-19 pandemic

Exceptions to the closures include:

  • Emergency vehicles will be allowed on closed sections of parkways and streets at all times.
  • Service, delivery and sanitation vehicles will be allowed on closed sections of parkways and streets as part of their regular operations. Vehicle drivers will be required to move and replace barricades
  • Access to residential buildings and residential parking facilities on closed sections of parkways and streets will be maintained.

Closures of the roads came one day after the MPRB announced all beaches and pools will be closed all summer. In addition to those closures, all MPRB programs are canceled or postponed until at least Aug. 31.

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