Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 19, 2013

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I-94 and I-35W lane closures begin June 24

Lane and ramp closures are planned

ROSEVILLE, MN – Motorists in Minneapolis will encounter overnight delays and detours on I-94 and Interstate I-35W as crews close the roadway to set the beams on the Park Avenue Bridge spanning the two freeways.

At 10 p.m. Monday, June 24, southbound I-35W between Hwy 55 and the I-94/I-35W split and the westbound I-94 ramp to southbound I-35W, will close.

At 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, westbound I-94 between Hwy 280 and the I-94/35W split will close. In addition, the ramps from southbound I-35W, Hwy 55, 25th Avenue, Huron Boulevard, Franklin Avenue and southbound Hwy 280 to westbound I-94, will close.

At 10 p.m. Wednesday June 26, eastbound I-94 between the I-35W/94 split and Chicago Avenue and the 5th Avenue (also known as the Franklin Avenue Ramp) ramp from to eastbound I-94, will close.

At 10 p.m. Thursday, June 27, northbound I-35W between Hwy 65 and Park Avenue and the 5th Avenue ramp (also known as the Franklin Avenue Ramp) to northbound I-35W, will close. 

All lanes and ramps will re-open by 5 a.m. on the following day. 

During the closures, traffic will be detoured to westbound and eastbound Interstate 694, Hwy 280 and northbound and southbound Interstate 35W.

The road closures are necessary as crews continue reconstructing the Park Avenue and Portland Avenue Bridges in Minneapolis. The reconstruction includes installing new bridge decks, railings and bridge beams on both bridges. Reconstructing the approach panels on the north and south sides of each bridge and upgrading pedestrian crossings at the intersections of Park Avenue and Portland Avenue at 17th Street and at 18th Street to meet modern accessibility standards.

For more project information or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project Web site at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/parkandportland/

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511.org or dial 5-1-1.


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