News Release

Contact: Sarah McKenzie, 612-673-2786

City closing streets around Target Center in preparation for President Trump’s rally at Target Center

Oct. 8, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) The City is planning limited street closures around Target Center ahead of President Trump’s political rally in Target Center Thursday evening.  

Beginning 8 p.m. Wednesday, the following streets will be closed around Target Center:

  • First Avenue North from Sixth Street North to Eighth Street North.

  • Second Avenue North from Fifth Street North to 10th Street North.

  • Sixth Street North between First Avenue North and Second Avenue North.

  • Seventh Street North between Hennepin Avenue and 10th Street North; access to parking ramp will be provided.

  • Twins Way between Seventh Street North and 10th Street North.

Interstate 394 to/from downtown access changes:

  • Exit ramp to Sixth Street North will close 8 p.m. Wednesday.

  • HOV entrance ramp at Third Avenue North and Fifth Street North will close 8 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Access to Ramps A and B will close 9 a.m. Thursday. Ramps A and B may be accessed from local streets.

Minneapolis managed parking ramp facilities will be open for parking until full, including the ABC Ramps. On-street parking will be restricted in some areas of downtown to facilitate traffic operations.

Metro Transit expects to have regular service with detours as needed due to street closures. Riders from affected routes who are subscribed to receive alerts will see them Wednesday morning. Riders are also encouraged to stay tuned to Metro Transit’s social media channels for real time updates.

Shared scooters will not be available in Minneapolis on Thursday. Nice Rice stations and dockless hubs will also be out of service in the area near Target Center. Normal operations will resume Friday. 

The City of Minneapolis has worked closely with other government agencies and partners on a traffic management plan to minimize disruption to traffic and parking as much as possible. Traffic conditions will be dynamic Thursday with the potential for increasing congestion by the end of the day. Traffic control agents will be coordinating traffic flow between buses, cars and pedestrians. Please follow their directions to make sure everyone gets in and out of downtown safely.

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