Metro area drivers, get ready for a long, tough summer. A spate of resurfacing, rebuilding and expansion projects will squeeze traffic on several of the area’s most heavily traveled routes, according to details about the $1 billion construction season that were released last week by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. In Richfield, the project at Minnesota Highway 77 over I-494 will repair and replace bridges over 494. Expect overnight closures on 494, lane restrictions on Minnesota Highway 77 and the 12th Avenue Bridge to be closed for 18 days. Read more here. Want to always know what roads to avoid this summer? Download the 511 app.