Minnesota Highway 62 (II)**
|At I-494 in Minnetonka, MN||At MN 55 near Fort Snelling, MN|
** - Minnesota has, in effect, two MN 62's. The original MN 62 (dubbed MN 62 (I) ) runs from US 59 at Fulda to US 71/MN 60 at Windom. This newer MN 62 (dubbed MN 62 (II) ) came about in 1988 when MnDOT took over responsibility for the former Hennepin CSAH 62 freeway.
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Western Terminus Photos
|Heading eastbound, Hennepin CSAH 62 transitions into MN 62 at I-494. Photo by Glenn Olson, taken August 31, 2001.|
|The opposite happens heading westbound. Photo by Monte Castleman.|
Eastern Terminus Photos
|This view shows the "temporary intersection" at MN 55/MN 62, used for access during construction of a new interchange at the site. Construction of the interchange has halted due to impacts to a local spring. Construction of an interchange at the junction was held up several times due to various reasons...many stemming from real or perceived effects to nearby Camp Coldwater, a natural spring. However, redesign of the interchange to include a liner allowed construction to be completed in 2004. Also under construction here was a Hiawatha LRT Line overpass over the junction. Photo by Glenn Olson, taken August 31, 2001.|
|A westbound view, still at the "temporary intersection". This one shows the progress that has been made on the LRT overpass. Photo by Adam Froehlig, taken August 3, 2002.|
|The temporary intersection, as seen here from eastbound MN 55. The LRT overpass was mostly completed by this time. Photo by Adam Froehlig, taken April 24, 2003.|
|END signage at the now-completed interchange. Photo by Don Greiskalns, taken March 3, 2006.|
|Westbound approaching the now-completed interchange. MN 55 exits off of itself while MN 62 begins straight ahead. Photo by Don Greiskalns, taken March 3, 2006.|
|Eastbound at the eastern end of the "Crosstown Commons", where MN 62 splits off to continue east. Photo by Don Greiskalns, taken March 3, 2006.|
|Eastbound at Bloomington Ave, just before the interchange with MN 77. Photo by Don Greiskalns, taken March 3, 2006.|
|Eastbound at the ramp to MN 77 south. Photo by Don Greiskalns, taken March 3, 2006.|
Eastbound along MN 62, looking at the future MN 55/MN 62 interchange. Photo by Glenn Olson, taken August 31, 2001.
Westbound at the off-ramp to Cedar Ave, with the exit to MN 77 just ahead. Photo by Don Greiskalns, taken March 3, 2006.
Westbound at the Portland Ave overpass, approaching the "Crosstown Commons". The Portland Ave overpass marks the east end of the upcoming Crosstown Commons reconstruction project, although the overpass itself will remain in-place. Photo by Don Greiskalns, taken March 4, 2006.
|Westbound at the Lyndale Ave exit. The Crosstown Commons reconstruction will move this off-ramp onto what will be westbound MN 62. Photo by Don Greiskalns, taken March 4, 2006.|
|Westbound at the bridge over MN 121. The Crosstown Commons reconstruction will continue west of here to Penn Ave. Photo by Don Greiskalns, taken March 4, 2006.|
|At right is the westbound on-ramp from MN 121 and northbound I-35W. Just ahead (at the next set of guide signs) is the Penn Ave exit. Photo by Don Greiskalns, taken March 4, 2006.|
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