Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 7, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Lexington Avenue traffic switch begins tonight in Roseville, followed by bridge demolition

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Following a nearly week-long delay due to rainy weather, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin shifting Highway 36 traffic onto the newly completed bypass just south of the current alignment of the highway beginning at 7 p.m. tonight.

Both directions of Highway 36 will be traveling on the new bypass lanes by 6 a.m. Wednesday, June 8. The ramp from Dale Street to westbound Hwy 36 also will close by 6 a.m. tomorrow.

Once traffic is off the old bridge, crews will immediately begin demolishing the old Hwy 36 bridge over Lexington Avenue tomorrow morning. Bridge demolition will continue through Friday, June 10. Construction crews will work from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day to remove the bridge to start construction of two new Hwy 36 bridges.

The highway will remain two lanes in each direction with a slight shift to the south around the south side of the Lexington Avenue bridge until the new bridge and ramps are completed in late September.

While Lexington Avenue and the ramps to and from Hwy 36 are closed, traffic will follow a signed detour:

  • Hwy 36 Detour: Exit at Snelling Ave. and use County Road B or County Road C to reach Lexington Ave.
  • Lexington Ave. Detour: Use County Road B or County Road C to Snelling Ave. to reach Hwy 36

Please watch for construction vehicles moving through the area and drive carefully through the work zone.

For more information about the Highway 36 Lexington Avenue bridge project, please visit www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy36roseville/. Those interested in staying informed about the project during construction also can sign up for email alerts on the website. For other transportation information, please visit www.mndot.gov.

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