Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge

Mississippi River Crossing in downtown Minneapolis

Lighting Schedule

Aesthtic Lighting Replacement Project

Oct. 9 to Dec. 15, 2017

  • The aesthetic lighting on the I-35W bridge will be turned off, including regularly scheduled special occasions listed below
  • Expect temporary closures from late October to late November

Regular schedule

The schedule below includes the dates the I-35W Bridge is lit yearly. It does not include special event lighting that has been requested for a particular date.

I-35W Bridge Lighting Schedule - 2017
Date - Holiday
Colors Used for Lighting
January 1 - New Year's Day
Red, White and Blue
February 14 - Valentine's Day
February 20 - Presidents Day
Red, White and Blue
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
April 27 and 28 - Worker's Memorial Day
May 14 - Mother's Day
May 26 through 29 - Memorial Day
Red, White and Blue
June 14 - Flag Day
Red, White and Blue
July 4 - Independence Day
Red, White and Blue
August 1 - Bridge Memorial
All colors off
September 4 - Labor Day
Red, White and Blue
September 11 - 9/11 Memorial
Red, White and Blue
October 27 and 28 - U of M Homecoming
Maroon and Gold
October 31 - Halloween
November 11 - Veterans Day
Red, White and Blue
December 25 - Christmas Day
Red and Green
December 31 - New Year's Eve
Red, White and Blue