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Major weekend-long closure scheduled for I-35E, I-94 commons
Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT) Project work continues
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will experience delays and detours beginning Friday, May 18 as two major corridors in St. Paul close for the weekend.
Both directions of Interstate 35E between 10th Street/Wacouta Avenue and 11th Street, as well as both directions of Interstate 94 between 5th Street/10th Street and the ramp to 12th Street, will close.
Eastbound I-94 will close at 10 p.m. Friday, May 18, and westbound I-94 will close at 8 p.m. Friday, May 18. Northbound I-35E will close at 10 p.m. Friday, May 18, and southbound I-35E will close at 8 p.m. Friday, May 18.
In addition, the ramp from northbound Hwy 52 to westbound I-94 will close at 9 p.m. Friday, May 18.
Eastbound I-94 motorists are advised to follow the posted detour: northbound Hwy 280 to eastbound Hwy 36 to southbound I-35E.
Westbound I-94 motorists are advised to follow the posted detour: northbound I-35E to westbound I-694 to westbound I-94.
The ramp from southbound I-35E to eastbound I-94 and southbound Hwy 52 will remain open, as will the ramp from eastbound I-94 to southbound I-35E via Kellogg Boulevard.
Northbound I-35E motorists are advised to follow the posted detour: eastbound I-494 to northbound Hwy 61 to westbound I-94. Southbound I-35E motorists are advised to follow the posted detour in order to continue south: eastbound I-94 to southbound Hwy 61 to westbound I-494.
Access into downtown St. Paul will be available from I-35E at 10th Street/Wacouta Avenue from the north and from Kellogg Boulevard/11th Street from the south.
Access into downtown St. Paul will be available from I-94 at 12th/6th Street from the east and from 5th Street/10th Street from the west.
Access from downtown St. Paul to eastbound I-94 and northbound I-35E will be available from 11th Street.
Access from downtown St. Paul to westbound I-94 will be available from both West 6th Street and 12th Street.
Access from downtown St. Paul to southbound I-35E will be available from Kellogg Boulevard.
All ramps leading to northbound I-35E, beginning at East 7th Street, will close at 9 p.m. May 18. All ramps leading to eastbound I-94, beginning at Snelling Avenue, will close at 9 p.m. May 18.
This closure is necessary as crews prepare the Cedar Street Bridge that spans the commons section in order to accommodate the trains that will traverse it.
Both I-35E and I-94 will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, May 21.
For more information about CCLRT visit http://www.metrocouncil.org/transportation/ccorridor/centralcorridor.asp
To receive weekly construction updates on the CCLRT project visit http://www.metrocouncil.org/transportation/ccorridor/newsAlerts/CUDTStP.pdf
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org