St. Paul parkways closed for social distancing to reopen next week

The roads will reopen as scheduled for the fall
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Three St. Paul roads closed for social distancing along parks are scheduled to reopen after the holiday weekend. 

Starting Tuesday, the road closures near Como, Phalen, and Cherokee regional parks will expire as planned.

These roads were first closed during April during the "stay at home" order to allow for social distancing for walkers.

After that order was lifted, the Mayor's Office directed the closures to remain through Labor Day. 

"At this time, there are no resources, funding, or plans for the City of Saint Paul to explore or change the existing roadways from their current traffic use or continue the temporary closures," a press release from the city reads. 

The affected roads are: East Como Lake Drive, East Shore Drive, Cherokee Heights and the southbound lane of Mississippi River Boulevard. 

Minneapolis similarly shut down miles of its parkways during the Stay-at-Home order, including those around Lake Harriet, Lake of the Isles, and Bde Maka Ska.

Those parkways reopened to vehicle traffic on Aug. 3.

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