Street closures planned for week of All-Star Game, Basilica Block Party

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July 7, 2014
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

Here's a rundown of downtown street closures planned for July 11–15 for All-Star Game events and the Basilica Block Party from the City of Minneapolis: 

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The street closures that will be in place the longest for All-Star Game events are:

  • 6th Street North, from 1st Avenue North to Hennepin Avenue – Closed 9 a.m. Friday through Tuesday.
  • South and east side of Grant Street E and 2nd Avenue South, from Marquette Avenue to 12th Street South – Closed 12:01 a.m. Friday through Tuesday. 
  • 4th Avenue South, between 4th Street South and 5th Street South – Closed 8 a.m. Sunday through Tuesday.
  • Twins Way, from Royalston Avenue to 7th Street North – Closed from noon Sunday through Tuesday. The section from Royalston Avenue to 10th Street North will briefly open to traffic Sunday morning until 10 a.m.

Shorter-term street closures for All-Star Game events include:

  • Nicollet Mall from Alice Rainville Place to 6th Street South – Closed from 10 p.m. Monday to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for the Red Carpet Parade. There will be additional one-block closures for cross streets leading up to the parade. Drivers who use parking ramps along affected streets will be able to use those ramps during the closure.
  • 7th Street, from Marquette Avenue to 10th Street North – Closed from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday for the Red Carpet Parade.
  • 5th Street North, from 5th Avenue North to 3rd Avenue North – Closed from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
  • West River Parkway, from 4th Avenue North to 13th Avenue South – Closed 7 p.m. Monday to 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The section of the parkway from Portland Avenue to 11th Avenue South will close all day Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday.
  • 2nd Street South, from Portland Avenue to 11th Avenue South – Closed from 9 p.m. Monday to 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Side streets along this stretch will also be closed to Washington Avenue during this time.
  • 3rd Avenue North ramp to I-394 – Closed intermittently Sunday through Tuesday. However, it will be open to buses to Ramp B only.

The following streets will be closed Friday through Saturday for the Basilica Block Party:

  • 16th Street North, from Hennepin Avenue to Linden Avenue.
  • Laurel Avenue, from 16th Street North 15th Street North.
  • Hawthorne Avenue, from Lyndale Avenue to 15th Street North.
  • Linden Avenue West, from Lyndale to I-394 westbound ramp.
  • 15th Street North, from Linden Avenue to Chestnut Avenue.