Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35E Corridor Projects

Downtown St. Paul (I-94) to Little Canada (I-694)

Traffic impacts

I-494 Ramp Closures
Map of I-35E Corridor

Project work is dependent on the weather and will be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather.

Cayuga Project

April 16 to mid-June

The following closures and detours will take place for bridge and retaining wall construction:

  • The intersection of Cayuga Street/Westmsinter Street
    Detour: Use Arkwright Street and East (Old) Cayuga Street (access to businesses will be maintained)
  • Mississippi Street between Phalen Boulevard and University Avenue.
    Detour: Use University Avenue and Olive Street

Current area access

  • The bridge connecting Cayuga Street and Westminster Street (including access from Westminster Street to the new ramp to northbound I-35E) is under construction, and anticipated to open in June 2014. View the current Cayuga project access map (PDF, 570 KB, 1 page)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue/Phalen Boulevard lane restrictions
    Both directions of Phalen Boulevard/Pennsylvania Avenue are reduced to a single lane under I-35E (between approximately L’Orient Street and just east of Mississippi Street) to facilitate work on the new northbound I-35E bridge spanning Phalen Boulevard/Pennsylvania Avenue. Lane shifts and restrictions in this location will remain in place throughout the duration of the project.
  • Northbound ramps to/from Phalen Boulevard permanently closed
    The ramp from northbound I-35E to Phalen Blvd/Pennsylvania Avenue and the ramp from Phalen Blvd/Pennsylvania Avenue to northbound I-35E are closed permanently. The ramp from southbound I-35E to Pennsylvania Avenue/Phalen Boulevard is currently open.

    View access options from northbound I-35E to Phalen Blvd. (PDF, 580 KB, 1 page)
    View access option to northbound I-35E (PDF, 571 KB, 1 page)


Current area access

The Arlington Avenue and Wheelock Parkway bridges spanning I-35E are closed and will be replaced as part of the MnPASS project. The bridges will remain closed through early May.


The intersection of Arlington Avenue/Mississippi Street and the east half of the intersection of Arlington Avenue/L’Orient Street closed for reconstruction

  • Mississippi Street detour: Use Westminster Street and westbound Hoyt Avenue E
  • L’Orient Street detour: Use northbound Jackson Street and eastbound Wheelock Parkway
  • Access from southbound L’Orient Street to westbound Arlington Avenue will remain open.

    View map of the intersection detours (PDF, 1.15 MB, 1 page)

  • View 2014- 2015 traffic impacts