Goose Creek Rest Stop Reopens

The Goose Creek Rest Stop between the Twin Cities and Duluth has reopened. The Goose Creek Rest Stop between the Twin Cities and Duluth has reopened. |  Photo: Jay Kolls/KSTP-TV

Created: May 22, 2019 05:06 PM

The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that the Goose Creek rest stop on Interstate 35 has reopened to the public

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The rest stop, which closed due to construction, reopened at 9 a.m. Wednesday. 

MnDOT and Sheehy Construction issued a statement regarding the rest stop's reopening Wednesday morning. 

"MnDOT and Sheehy Construction have worked together closely to develop a new plan for the swift completion of the Goose Creek rest area. We are pleased to share that the site has now reopened to the public and will remain open through Memorial Day weekend and moving forward. Visitors should be aware that safety fencing will temporarily be in place to block off certain unfinished areas of the site and allow work to continue, but the building and restrooms will be open and accessible," the statement read. 

Construction on the rest stop began in 2017. The project was first set to be done in August 2018 and was then pushed back to September 2018. 

MnDOT said part of the delays were attributable to a two-phase construction plan because the two phases couldn't run concurrently.

KSTP-TV first reported on Goose Creek's reconstruction costs of $7 million after several lawmakers wrote a letter to MnDOT outlining their concerns about the price tag in January 2018.



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