Ok fam, it is going to take all of us to get through the next two weeks.
As you know, Mendota Heights Road is under construction. We think it is going to take another 2 weeks before it is opened back up. The issue is, school started this week, which means a high volume of traffic trying to get from northbound Dodd to westbound Lake. This morning, traffic was backed up close to 494. Speeding on Lake has been an issue for a while, but the back-ups could cause more traffic diverting through the neighborhoods and that makes a whole host of people crabby.
So, the MHPD will have an officer at the intersection of Lake and Dodd this week from 0730 to 0800 each morning (but those officers are subject to taking calls, so their presence is not a guarantee). We are asking that people be patient and take alternate routes if possible.
Construction season will be done soon….just in time for winter.