Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Lafayette Bridge & Hwy 52

St. Paul

Traffic impacts

See current traffic flow information in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area (mobile version).

Lane and ramp closures

Beginning July 24, early morning

The ramp from westbound I-94 to northbound I-35E (including access to that ramp from Broadway Street) is scheduled to close for approximately four weeks as part of the I-35E Corridor projects. Visit the I-35E Corridor website for more information about closures in the area.

Currently

  • Kellogg Boulevard between Broadway Street and Mounds Boulevard will close Tuesday, July 22 through Saturday, July 26 nightly from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.
  • Eastbound I-94 to southbound Hwy 52 is closed until September 2015.
  • Plato Boulevard to northbound Hwy 52 is closed until September 2015.
  • Southbound Hwy 52 to Plato Boulevard is closed until September 2015.
  • Watch for daytime lane closures and occasional ramp closures and detours between Concord Street and the Lafayette Bridge. Follow the signed detours.

Detours:

  • Eastbound Kellogg Boulevard traffic: Use Sibley Street, East 7th Street and Mounds Boulevard.
  • Westbound Kellogg Boulevard traffic: Use Mounds Boulevard, East 7th Street and Jackson Street.

Access to parking lots along Kellogg Boulevard will be maintained on each side of the bridge.

  • Eastbound I-94 traffic going to southbound Hwy 52: Follow eastbound I-94 to southbound Hwy 61 to westbound I-94 to Hwy 52
  • Southbound Hwy 52 traffic going to Plato Boulevard: Exit using Eaton Street exit, turn left onto Easton Street, turn left onto East Lafayette Road, and follow to Plato Boulevard

Permanently closed

  • Eastbound East 7th Street ramp to westbound I-94 is permanently closed.
  • 5th Street: Closed east of Johns Street and no longer exists as a street.
  • 4th Street: Closed to vehicles. Bicyclists have access to Bruce Vento trail by way of 4th Street.
  • Kittson Street north of 7th street no longer exists. It will be the new northbound Hwy 52 to 7th Street Exit.
  • Kittson Street south of the Downtowner and Holiday Station no longer exists.

About this project

When completed, the two new Lafayette Bridges (northbound and southbound) will provide two through-lanes and an auxiliary lane in each direction for entering and exiting traffic. The project also includes the modification and realignment of the Hwy 52 bridges over I-94. When completed, the new northbound Lafayette Bridge will include a pedestrian and bicycle crossing over the Mississippi River.

Re-decking of the Hwy 52 bridges over Plato Boulevard and Eaton Street south of the Mississippi River was completed in the fall of 2011, along with repairs and resurfacing of the Highway 52 bridges crossing Concord Street.

Summary of work

  • The northbound Hwy 52 Lafayette Bridge was constructed 2011-2013.
  • Traffic is switched to two lanes in each direction on the new northbound Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge.
  • The existing Lafayette Bridge will be demolished, and the new southbound Hwy 52 Bridge will be constructed in 2014-2015.
  • Motorists will experience ramp closures during construction but Hwy 52 will remain open for the full construction period.