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Minneapolis Final Four road closure guide (or reasons to avoid downtown)

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Road and lane closures abound in downtown areas
Crews have installed curtains between most of the roof trusses at U.S. Bank Stadium, site of the 2019 NCAA men's basketball Final Four.
Tim Nelson | MPR News file

Road closures come early and stay late as Minneapolis hosts the NCAA men's Final Four, and some 90,000 expected visitors.

The festivities are mostly downtown, with closures affecting areas around Nicollet Mall and U.S. Bank Stadium.

Here's what the city of Minneapolis has announced so far, in map and list form: 

Map: All downtown closures, lane restrictions

And here are the closures in list form: 

Nicollet Mall area

• Nicollet Mall from Eighth Street South to 12th Street South, April 1-10
• 10th Street South from LaSalle Avenue South to Marquette Avenue South, April 2-9
• 11th Street South from Marquette Avenue South to LaSalle Avenue South, April 5-8 (intermittent closures)


U.S. Bank Stadium area

• Chicago Avenue South from Fourth Street South to Sixth Street South, March 25-April 12
• Norm McGrew Street from Third Street South to Fourth Street South, March 25-April 12
• Fourth Street South from Park Avenue South to 11th Avenue South, April 3-8
• Fifth Street South/13th Avenue South from 11th Avenue South to 6th Street South April 3-8
• Fifth Street South (north side of tracks only) from Portland Avenue South to Park Avenue South, April 3-8
• Park Avenue South from Fourth Street South to Fifth Street South, April 3-8
• Park Avenue South from Fifth Street South to Sixth Street South, April 5-8 (intermittent closures)