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

Upcoming overnight closures of I-35W and I-94

Crews continue to make progress on the new flyover bridge from northbound I-35W to westbound I-94 and on the 40th St. pedestrian and bicycle bridge reconstruction. To complete some work on these bridges, we need a few overnight closures of I-35W and I-94. All closures listed below will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Please follow the posted detour.   

  • SB I-35W will be closed between I-94 and Hwy 62: Thu, July 18 and Fri, July 19

  • I-35W in both directions will be closed between I-94 and Hwy 62: Tue, July 23

  • Ramp from NB I-35W to 5th Ave./11th St./Grant St. into downtown will be closed: Wed, July 24 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • EB I-94 will be closed between I-394 and I-35W: Fri, July 26

*All closures are weather permitting and subject to change. 

Join us at upcoming events!

Career Fair: July 19

MnDOT, Ames Construction, Lunda Construction Company and Shafter Contracting along with other construction subcontractors are hosting a career fair. Community members are invited to attend and learn about job opportunities with the contractors and MnDOT.

Fri, July 19
8 a.m. to noon
Sabathani Community Center, Gymnasium
310 38th St. E, Minneapolis

Nicollet Mall Farmers Market: July 25

Come visit 35W@94 project staff at the Nicollet Mall Farmers Market in downtown Minneapolis. Stop by our booth to get all your project questions answered. We will have information about the remaining summer construction activities and updates for people who work and live in and around downtown. We hope to see you there!

Thu, July 25
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nicollet Mall in Downtown Minneapolis
Between 6th St. and 9th St.

More about this project

To learn more, including all current traffic impacts and detour routes, visit the project website at:

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

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

Stay connected

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