Going to MSP Airport this weekend? Watch out for this detour

It's happening overnight, but it could cause some delays – so be ready if you're dealing with an early flight.

The main road to get to Terminal 1 at MSP Airport will be closed for a few hours overnight this weekend.

Glumack Drive, which is the entrance road to the terminal, will shut down from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday, and then again from 10 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday, the airport's construction alerts website says.

Crews are closing the road so they can start construction on a skyway, which will connect the new InterContinental hotel (it's set to open in the summer of 2018) to Terminal 1.

If you need to go to the airport between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. this weekend, you can expect a 5-10 minute delay getting to where you're trying to go, especially between 3-5 a.m. when early flights are scheduled.

The good news is when the road will be closed is when the airport is the least busy. MSP spokesperson Patrick Hogan told GoMN there are typically a few hundred vehicles that travel on the Terminal 1 road during that time.

"It's the slowest time of day, which is why we are using that small window for two nights to install the steel supports for the skyway," Hogan said.

Details on the detour

From Highway 5, you'll be directed to use the Post Road exit. Signs will direct you onto Northwest Drive, then past and around the U.S. Post Office, towards your final destination (parking, rental car return, pick up, or drop off).

Here's a map of the planned detour:

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