Downtown street closures this weekend for Zombie Pub Crawl, Vikings game

Zombie Pub Crawl prompts closings

An event on Saturday, Oct. 14 is prompting several streets to close in downtown Minneapolis.

Although the Zombie Pub Crawl block party runs from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday in the Warehouse District, the following streets will be closed from 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday to allow organizers time to prepare for and clean up after the event.

The following streets will close:

  • First Avenue North from Sixth Street North to Third Street North
    (full closure, no vehicles allowed).
  • First Avenue North from Sixth Street North to Seventh Street North
    (local access will be maintained).
  • Sixth Street North from Hennepin Avenue to Second Avenue North (local access will be maintained).
  • Fifth Street North from Hennepin Avenue to Second Avenue North.
  • Fourth Street North from Hennepin Avenue to Second Avenue North.

In addition, all sidewalks along these streets will be closed from building face to building face in the event area. Access will be limited to people who pay the entry fee. Anyone who lives or works within the closure will be allowed access with proper identification.

Although a section of Fifth Street North will close to traffic, the METRO Green and Blue line trains will continue to operate on this street during the event.

A number of construction projects are affecting traffic in Downtown this season. To help drivers know about all of the current and upcoming work, the City has mapped these projects. Links to the maps are at www.minneapolismn.gov/publicworks/traffic.

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game

The City of Minneapolis will close streets around U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings game, which starts at noon.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday, the City will close:

  • Chicago Avenue, from Fourth Street to Sixth Street.
  • Norm McGrew Place from Third Street to Fourth Street.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, the City will close:

  • Fourth Street from Park Avenue to Interstate 35W.

These street closings are for traffic safety and security needs related to a large stadium event. All streets will reopen about one hour after the completion of the game.

Please note: Media who want to have live trucks inside the street closure area will need to be in place prior to the closures. All these vehicles will be searched thoroughly.

Metered spaces change for events

Prior to the game, metered parking spaces on streets surrounding U.S. Bank Stadium will switch from hourly rates to event rates. Starting at 9 a.m., event rate spaces will require a flat fee of $25, which will cover parking costs for the entire game. Anyone starting a parking session after 1 p.m. will use hourly rates. To find out which streets have event rate parking, please see the attached map or use the interactive parking meter map at www.minneapolismn.gov/parking.

All of the City’s parking pay stations and the MPLS Parking app on a smartphone (iPhone or Android device) will automatically charge the rate in effect.

Drivers should follow all signed hours of enforcement, time limits and other parking restrictions.