Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 11, 2013

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Weekend closure of I-35E in St. Paul scheduled for Oct. 18-21


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter delays and a detour on  both directions of Interstate 35E as the roadway closes between I-94 in St. Paul and Highway 36 in Little Canada on Friday, Oct. 18.

Ramps within the closure area will begin closing at approximately 9 p.m., Oct. 18, and I-35E will close at 10 p.m.  Motorists will be detoured on Highway 36, I-694 and I-94 to bypass the closure. The roadway is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m., Monday, Oct. 21.

The closure is needed to place a pipe beneath I-35E near Cayuga Street.  The work is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather.

The work is part of the I-35E Cayuga improvement project, which includes to reconstructing I-35E between University Avenue and Maryland Avenue, and replacing the Cayuga Bridge, the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge and the railroad bridges along I-35E. Read more about the Cayuga project at:

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


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