The remaining ring beam that makes up part of the Metrodome's roof structure will be demolished with controlled explosive charges at 7:30 Sunday morning, officials said.

Demolition work had been halted after a portion of the ring beam fell unexpectedly Feb. 17.

After consultation with structural and demolition experts, stadium officials decided the best way to bring down the rest of the ring beam was with controlled explosions.

Neighbors around the downtown Minneapolis site may notice vibration, dust and noise in connection with the demolition, and several streets around the area will be closed, officials said.

Eleventh Avenue, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth streets, and Chicago Avenue (Kirby Puckett Place) will be closed beginning at 5:30 a.m. until about 9 a.m.

The public won't be allowed within 250 feet of the site, and the Downtown East light-rail station will be closed during the demolition. Metro Transit buses will shuttle passengers between stations near the Metrodome.

The demolition will be streamed live at

The Dome is being demolished to make way for the new $975 million Vikings stadium, which is being erected on the same site.