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

In this update

  • I-94 overnight closures Nov. 26-29

  • Update on bridge, ramp and road closures

  • Join Us! Sips and Scoops

  • Winter road maintenance

Details are provided below

As this is a short week for many, we wanted to get an update out to let you know about some I-94 overnight closures scheduled for next week, and to remind you about our Sips and Scoops event. We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving. If you are driving around Minnesota this holiday, check out 511 for updated information on road impacts. Also, remember to drive safely and allow for extra travel time in case of bad weather and road closures.

I-94 overnight closures scheduled Nov. 26-29

As work progresses on the new bridge over I-94 that will carry traffic into downtown Minneapolis, we need to set bridge beams in preparation of deck construction. To do this, some nighttime highway closures are needed and scheduled for the following dates:

  • On both Mon, Nov. 26 and Tue, Nov 27, WB I-94 between I-35W and I-394 will be closed overnight starting at 10 p.m. The detour route is SB I-35W to WB Hwy 62 to NB Hwy 100 to EB I-394. The road will reopen by 5 a.m.

  • On both Wed, Nov. 28 and Thu, Nov. 29, EB I-94 between I-394 and I-35W will be closed overnight starting at 10 p.m. The detour route is WB I-394 to SB Hwy 100 to EB Hwy 62 to NB I-35W. The road will reopen by 5 a.m.

Update on bridge, ramp and road closures

We are working quickly and efficiently to reopen bridges, ramps and roads. Here’s an update on upcoming openings and closures:

  • 2nd Ave./Clinton Ave. between Lake St. and 28th St.: OPEN

  • 26th St. bridge: OPEN

  • 28th St. bridge: CLOSED until June 2019

  • 39th St./1st Ave. S intersection, 39th St./2nd Ave. S. intersection, and 2nd Ave. between 38th St. and 39th St.: OPEN

  • 4th Ave. S. between 18th St. and Franklin Ave.: OPEN

  • NB I-35W to 5th Ave. S. in downtown Minneapolis: OPEN

Join Us! Sips and Scoops 

Our next Sips and Scoops is a special one. MnDOT commissioner Charlie Zelle will take part in an interview with the Theater of Public Policy. Tane Danger will ask the commissioner questions about the I-35W@94 project. This event takes place 4:30-6 p.m. Tue, Dec. 4 at Finnegan’s Brewery, 817 5th Ave. S. Minneapolis.

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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