Cedar Lake Road Improvements

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Cedar Lake Road improvments area map

Latest updates

May 23, 2019 

Road closures beginning May 29

Cedar Lake Road will be closed for two weeks beneath the Highway 100 bridge beginning May 29. This will be a one-time closure to complete all major work under the bridge. During this time, traffic will be detoured to East Frontage Road, Wayzata Boulevard, West 16th Street and Zarthan Avenue South.

Access will be maintained for those travelling to businesses during the closure, but the access to businesses will follow the posted detour. View the business access map to view the signed detour route.

Also during this closure, the Parkdale Drive, Cedar Lake Road and Park Place Drive intersection will have turning restrictions in place. These are one-time restrictions to complete as much of the intersection as possible in a short amount of time. The business access map shows available turning movements.

View the Highway 100 access map to view the best way to get to Highway 100 north and south.

Metro Transit route 9 detour beginning May 28

Route 9 will be partially detoured at Zarthan Avenue beginning May 28. If you currently get picked up on Park Place Boulevard or Cedar Lake Road (east of Zarthan), please use the pickup locations at Duke Drive or Blackstone Avenue. A full detour route will go into effect at a later date. View the Route 9 bus detour map for current and future routes and pick-up locations.

Current traffic control

The intersection of Park Place Boulevard, Parkdale Drive and Cedar Lake Road is reduced to a four-way stop with a reduced number of lanes. The intersection is open to traffic during this time, but alternate routes are recommended. Please follow the posted detours and obey all traffic control signage. View the detour map.


View the project staging map for stage locations. 

Work occurring the week of May 20
  • Stage 2 (Cedar Lake Road and Park Place intersection) — Signal improvements and concrete work continue. The first layer of pavement is scheduled to be installed on Friday, May 24 (weather permitting).
  • Stage 3 and 4 — Pavement removal in these areas
Work occurring the week of May 28
  • Stage 1 and 2 — Pavement will be removed in the road closure areas, and pipes, concrete curb, driveway entrances and street light bases will be installed.

  • Stage 3 — Sidewalk, pavement and driveway entrance removals will continue. Concrete curb and driveway ends will be installed late in the week, weather permitting.

  • Stage 4 — Sidewalk, pavement and driveway entrance removals will continue. Temporary water installation will begin. Temporary water is only needed in the watermain replacement area of Cedar Lake Road from Kentucky Avenue to Zarthan Avenue. All other residents and businesses will remain on their current water service. View the temporary water service handout for what to expect.

Project background

The City of St. Louis Park is improving Cedar Lake Road between Kentucky Avenue and Quentin Avenue. The improvements on Cedar Lake Road will be paid for using city funds; there are no proposed assessments to property owners for this project.

Specific improvements include:

  • Rehabilitation of the pavement
  • Installation of a bicycle facility along the corridor
  • Sidewalk installation on the south side of Cedar Lake Road
  • Installation of a roundabout at Zarthan Avenue
  • Upgrades to the signal system at Park Place Boulevard
  • Rehabilitation of the railroad crossing
  • New watermain between Kentucky Avenue and Zarthan Avenue
  • New LED street lights

Public meetings

  • Oct. 1, 2018 — Public hearing
  • Oct. 15, 2018 — City council meeting

Resources and documents

Maps, plans and studies
Detours maps