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A short ramp from East River Boulevard to East River Road is closed permanently. The slip ramp, which is just east of Zilla Street NW, had allowed drivers traveling east on East River Boulevard to merge directly onto East River Road. The slip ramp did not allow access to Coon Rapids Boulevard due to its close proximity to the East River Road/Coon Rapids Boulevard split.The ramp is in disrepair. However, any improvements made would have a short lifespan because the ramp will eventually be removed completely as part of the Port Riverwalk redevelopment project. Given the planned removal of the ramp, the current poor condition of the road, and speeding concerns from cut-through traffic, the slip ramp will not be repaired or reopened.
Read more about the Port Riverwalk redevelopment project here.