Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35W: Elko/New Market to I-94

Corridor Information

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Corridor background

I-35W South is one of the most heavily trafficked corridors in the state for both car drivers and transit passengers. The corridor includes a MnPass lane from Burnsville to downtown Minneapolis. In addition, the corridor has in-line transit stations at 46th Street and Lake Street. Bus service is planned to become bus rapid transit to Lakeville.

Current corridor characteristics


  • 2009 AADT: 50,000 – 175,000
  • 2009 HCADT: 6,000 – 9,000
  • Number of lanes: 4 - 10
  • Key highway connections: I-94, I-35E, I-494, MN-62

Public Transit

  • I-35W Bus rapid transit in development
  • In-line transit stop at 46th Street, Lake Street
  • Transit Centers: 82nd Street, Burnsville, South Bloomington

Key Airports

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport


  • Union Pacific railroad connection to Savage port.