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Metro - 35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown in Minneapolis: 2017-2021 construction

In this update

  • 24-hour pipe work on I-35W begins Jan. 14

  • Stevens Ave. between 31st St. and 32nd St. closes Jan. 14

Details are provided below

Happy new year! As we get into 2019, we need to do some storm sewer work on I-35W that will require crews to work around-the-clock for two weeks. We also need a short-term closure of Stevens Ave. between 31st St. and 32nd St.

24-hour pipe work on I-35W begins Jan. 14

Beginning Mon, Jan. 14, crews will line the storm sewer under I-35W between 33rd St. and 43rd St. to restore and repair the pipe. Crews will be working in the closed center portion of I-35W and there will be no additional traffic impacts on I-35W. Once this pipe-lining process is started, it cannot be stopped, which means crews will be working 24-hours a day for two weeks until the pipe is fully lined. Overnight work will include using lights and generators. We will do our best to minimize noise.

About the pipe lining process

The method to repair the pipe is Cured-in-Place-Pipe lining. The liner is inserted down into the sewer pipe and spreads out into the pipe by filling the liner with large volumes of water or steam. Hot water or steam is added until the heat-activated resin in the liner hardens to form a rigid new pipe inside the existing pipe.

Stevens Avenue closure begins Jan. 14

As work continues near the new southbound I-35W bridge over 31st St., we need to close Stevens Ave. for one block to work on the retaining wall along Stevens Ave. Currently, there is one lane of traffic allowed on Stevens Ave. Beginning Mon, Jan. 14, Stevens Ave. will be closed between 31st St. and 32nd St. This section of Stevens Ave. will remain closed until early February.Winter road maintenance

MnDOT crews are prepared to provide immediate and extra support in the 35W@94 construction zone to ensure that the roads remain clear of snow and ice. We ask that drivers use extreme caution in the construction zone, follow speed limits and keep an eye out for snow and ice on the roads. MnDOT continues to monitor the area for road impacts to ensure safe travel.

More About This Project

To learn more, including all current traffic impacts and detour routes, visit the project website at: mndot.gov/35w94

Metro Transit bus routes will be impacted as a result of construction. For updated route information, and to sign up for Rider Alerts, visit metrotransit.org/35W.

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority routes will be impacted as a result of construction. For updated route information, visit mvta.com

Stay Connected

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit 511mn.org/ or dial 5-1-1. 

MnDOT  •  mndot.gov

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