Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The water level of Silver Lake will be lowered to help facilitate work on the North Broadway project starting today.

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According to a press release from the City of Rochester, the water level in the lake will be lowered approximately four feet to facilitate the installation of underground utilities as part of the North Broadway reconstruction project.

The lowering of the water level at Silver Lake is scheduled between April 20 - April 26 and then again between May 11 - May 28th.

To get the latest information on the reconstruction project, visit According to the Reconstruct Broadway website, the goal of the project is to address the aging pavement, safety, and mobility for users, while also enhancing pedestrian and bike facilities, visual identity, and transit facilities and access.

Some traffic impacts of the project that will last until roughly May 10th include:

  • Silver Lake Drive NE will be closed at the North Broadway intersection. This closure is for the construction of a bypass that will be used for the future project detour.
  • North Broadway traffic will be restricted to one lane northbound and one lane southbound between 11th St North and the Zumbro River bridge.
  • Access along and across North Broadway Avenue will be maintained at all times.
  • The Silver Lake Trail on the south side of the lake will be closed near 13th St/North Broadway Avenue. A signed pedestrian detour for trail users, including cyclists, will provide a path for crossing North Broadway.
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