August 1937: The highway was not complete. However, the Minneapolis Journal reported that work was going to be accelerated so that it could be open between Excelsior Blvd. and Robbinsdale before winter. The State highway department said that the project would definitely be completed by 1938. Two bridges had yet to be built, although the cloverleaf at Wayzata Blvd. was underway. The underpass below the railroad tracks was finished in early August. Now only 400 men were at work on the project.