Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

May 13, 2016

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UPDATED: Johnson Street bridge over I-35W in Minneapolis set for repairs beginning May 16

Three other I-35W bridges scheduled for repairs through July 2016

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Johnson Street in northeast Minneapolis will encounter a directional lane closure at Interstate 35W beginning Monday, May 16, weather permitting.

Southbound Johnson Street between Broadway Street and 14th Avenue will close May 16 at 1 a.m. through late June. When work is finished on the southbound side of the bridge, crews will then close northbound Johnson Street through late July. 

Motorists will be detoured around the closures via Broadway Street, Central Avenue and Lowry Avenue.

Three additional I-35W bridges are schedule for repairs through the end of July, weather permitting:

  • Broadway Street
    Westbound Broadway Street between Johnson Street and Lincoln Street will close Tuesday, May 17 through late June. Crews will then close eastbound Broadway Street between Buchanan Street and Johnson Street in late June through late July.

Motorists will be detoured around the closure via Central Avenue, Hennepin Avenue and Johnson Street.

  • Hennepin Avenue    
    Eastbound Hennepin Avenue between 10th Avenue and Johnson Street will close Wednesday, May 18 through late June.

Eastbound motorists will be detoured around the closure via northbound Buchanan Street, eastbound Broadway Street and Johnson Street; or, northbound Central Avenue, eastbound Broadway Street and Johnson Street.

Crews will then close westbound Hennepin Avenue at Johnson Street when the eastbound side of the bridge opens in late June. Westbound Hennepin Avenue will remain closed through late July. 

Westbound motorists will be detoured around the closure via northbound Johnson St. and westbound Broadway Street to Central Avenue.

  • Summer Street pedestrian bridge
    The Summer Street pedestrian bridge will close May 18 through June 6. Bicyclists and pedestrians will be detoured around the closure via Broadway Street.  

Motorists also can expect off-peak lane closures on I-35W from 8th Street SE to New Brighton Boulevard.

This project will extend the lifespan of the four bridges and improve accessibility for pedestrians when competed.

For more information, please visit www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wnemplsbridges/

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