Sections of Washington Avenue to be closed Wednesday

Tests will be conducted to determine impact of light-rail construction vibration.

by Andre Eggert

People traveling along Washington Avenue on Wednesday should expect delays and lane closures.

University of Minnesota officials will use vibration simulations to test the impacts of Central Corridor light-rail construction on research and equipment.

One lane on the south side of Washington Avenue will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Then a lane on the north side of the street will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Central Corridor construction is expected to begin in May 2011.