Section of West River Parkway remains closed following mudslide

A portion of West River Parkway will remain closed for undetermined amount of time following last evening’s mudslide. The street is now closed from 4th Street South to Franklin Avenue.

The closure also affects walking and biking trails through that stretch. The section of the parkway between 4th Street South and 13th Avenue South is reopening this afternoon, which will allow access to Bohemian Flats. Public Works and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board are working together to manage traffic while the roadway is closed.

Because the mudslide occurred on the river bluff adjacent to the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, a number of partners are working together to determine next steps to ensure the site is stabilized, both in the short term and over the long term. City Construction Code Services staff are coordinating with the University of Minnesota and its contractors, including geotechnical and structural engineers, to develop plans for moving forward.

 

Published Jun 20, 2014