Hennepin Avenue closing tomorrow night for Aquatennial events

Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis will be closed tomorrow night from 7 p.m. until approximately 10:30 p.m. for two Aquatennial events: the Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5K and the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade.

Hennepin Avenue will close from Dunwoody Boulevard to Third Street South. Traffic will be able to cross Hennepin Avenue at Fourth Street, Fifth Street, 10th Street, 11th Street, Maple Street/16th Street and southbound on Lyndale Avenue. Also Dunwoody Boulevard will close to traffic, along with the Interstate 394 exit onto Dunwoody Boulevard. These streets will reopen after the parade is finished at approximately 10:30 p.m.

In addition, the following streets will be closed from 7 to 8:30 p.m.:

  • Third Street South, from First Avenue North to Second Avenue South.
  • First Street North, from Hennepin to Fourth Avenue North.
  • Fourth Avenue North, from First Street North to West River Parkway.
  • West River Parkway, from Fourth Avenue North to Portland Avenue.
  • Main Street, from Third Avenue Southeast to Sixth Avenue Southeast.