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Central Corridor construction on University Avenue completed

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Construction crews work on the Central Corridor project on University Avenue in St. Paul, Minn., on May 10, 2011.
MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel

A large section of the Central Corridor light rail line is completed along University Avenue in St. Paul, according to the Metropolitan Council.

After months of work, the western three miles of University Avenue in St. Paul will reopen this week. On Wednesday, University Avenue will go back to two lanes in both directions between Emerald Street and Hamline Avenue.

A dry fall allowed contractors to make a Nov. 30 deadline, said spokeswoman Laura Baenen. 

"Be mindful of some lane shifts as crews prepare to switch the traffic over...and bring some extra patience as that work is wrapping up," Baenen said.

Robert Street will also reopen this week between University Avenue and 12th Street in the State Capitol area with one lane each way.