Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 9, 2018

Snowfall delays Interstate 35 traffic switch and long-term lane closures to mid-April

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Due to the amount of recent snowfall, the I-35 traffic switch has been delayed for a second time. An update with more information will follow in the coming week.

Once the traffic switch is in place, please anticipate traffic delays and backups throughout the course of the two-year project. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

The work is part of the I-35 North Metro Split project, which includes resurfacing the existing pavement from the I-35W/I-35E split to Highway 8; replacing the Highway 97 bridge with a diverging diamond interchange;  replacing the northbound I-35W bridge over I-35E and the westbound Highway 8 bridge over I-35. The project will provide a better ride quality, as well as improve safety and traffic flow at the Highway 97 interchange. Additional information is available at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35northmetrosplit.

Major construction for the project is expected to take place in 2018 and 2019. Motorists should anticipate long-term lane closures during each year of construction. Check 511 for real-time traffic updates: