Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 5, 2019

Ramp from I-35W south to 46th Street in Minneapolis closes June 10

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the ramp from Interstate 35W south to 46th Street in Minneapolis beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, June 10.

Crews will reconstruct the southbound lanes of I-35W while the ramp is closed. It will remain closed through early July.

Motorists should follow the posted detour and continue on I-35W south to the Diamond Lake Road exit to go north on Nicollet Avenue.

The ramp from 46th Street to southbound I-35W and the ramps to/from northbound I-35W will remain open.
To prepare for the ramp closure, I-35W south will be closed between I-94 and Highway 62 starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 9 until 5 a.m. Monday, June 10. The left lane of I-35W north will also be closed between Highway 62 and I-94 during the same time.

When the 46th Street ramp reopens, motorists who want to exit at 46th Street will use a dedicated lane on the right side of the I-35W south starting near 31st Street. Motorists should anticipate some periodic short-term closures of the ramp beginning in July 2019 through fall 2020.

This closure is part of the larger four-year 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown reconstruction project on I-35W between 43rd Street and downtown Minneapolis. The work includes reconstructing pavement, bridges and ramps on I-35W, adding new access ramps to the Lake Street Business District, building a transit station on the interstate and constructing new MnPASS lanes. Once complete, motorists and residents will have better accessibility, safety and mobility in the area.  Work is expected to be completed in fall 2021. To learn more about the project, visit mndot.gov/35w94.

During the 35W@94 reconstruction project, people are encouraged to make a new connection to other forms of transportation such as transit, carpools, MnPASS, and try alternate routes. Or consider alternatives to traveling to/from work such as telecommuting or driving during off-peak hours. Information on these alternatives can be found at mndot.gov/35w94.

Please plan ahead, know your route and check 511 and the project website for updates: 511mn.org.