Brooklyn Center Construction Means Detours, Headaches
If some parts of the northwest metro seem harder to navigate than others, that’s because they are. If you have traveled down Brooklyn Boulevard in Brooklyn Center, you probably noticed all the construction. Some people say the detours are confusing.
“You don’t know which way to go,” said motorist Lori Foster. “It’s possible to have an accident especially if someone is out on Friday night or the weekend. It’s just messed up.”
While Lori might not have a favorable view of construction, Brooklyn Center officials say it’s necessary.
“With the project we are looking at doing a full reconstruction of Brooklyn Boulevard,” said Mike Albers, Brooklyn Center city engineer. “We are looking at replacing some of the utilities and improving the pedestrian access. We are adding a sidewalk on the east side of the road and a 10-foot trail on the west side of the road.:
While some drivers find the construction confusing, others say construction is just a part of a Minnesota summer.
“It’s all bad, but it’s all going to end up in a good place sooner than later,” said Bruce Henning, another frequent driver of the area. “We are going to be able to get around a lot better than we are right now.”
However, there are ways to stay on top of the ever-changing detours.
“With our road closures and detours we do typically send out notices on our civic send system,” said Albers. “You can sign up for [it] on the city’s web page.”
Construction is expected to be finished by October. If you are someone who travels on Brooklyn Boulevard regularly make sure you stay aware of the ever-changing detours. For more information about the road construction click here.