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

Project update

In this update

  • Overnight I-35W closures rescheduled April 18-19

  • Midtown Greenway daytime closure April 18

  • Reminder: Northbound I-35W access 5th Ave. in downtown closes April 22

  • Lake St. overnight closure rescheduled April 22

Details are provided below

We have updated information on road closures for this week and next that may impact you driving in and around the project area.

Highway impacts

  • Southbound I-35W between I-94 and Hwy 62 closed from 10 p.m. Thu, April 18 to 5 a.m. Fri, April 19
    Crews will work on the 28th St. bridge. Drivers will be detoured to use WB I-94, WB I-394, SB Hwy 100 and EB Hwy 62.

  • Northbound I-35W between Hwy 62 and I-94 closed from 10 p.m. Fri, April 19 to 5 a.m. Sat, April 20
    Crews will work on the 28th St. bridge. Drivers will be detoured to use WB Hwy 62, NB Hwy 100, EB I-394 and EB I-94.

Local road closures

  • Midtown Greenway between Nicollet Ave. and 5th Ave. S. closed Thu, April 18 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Crews will pour the I-35W bridge deck above the greenway. Greenway users should follow the posted detours.

    • WB Bicycle and Pedestrian Detour: NB 5th Ave. to WB 26th St. and SB Nicollet Ave. to the Midtown Greenway entrance

    • EB Bicycle and Pedestrian Detour: NB Nicollet Ave. to EB 28th St. to NB 1st Ave. to EB 26th St. and SB 5th Ave.

  • Lake St. between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave closed from 7 p.m. Mon, April 22 to 6 a.m., Tue, April 23
    Crews will pouring the I-35W bridge deck above Lake St. Drivers will be detoured to use Nicollet Ave., 31st St. and 3rd Ave. S.

Access from NB I-35W to 5th Ave. in downtown closes April 22

We want to remind you that the NB I-35W access to 5th Ave. in downtown will close at 6 a.m. Mon, April 22 until September 2019. During the closure, drivers can still use NB I-35W to access 11th St./Grant St.

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

MnDOT  •  mndot.gov

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