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.

April 25, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Southbound I-35E between Wheelock Parkway and Maryland Avenue will be closed as a portion of the roadway is made smoother.

Cayuga Project

The following closures and detours will take place for bridge and retaining wall construction through mid-June:

Current area access

  • The intersection of Cayuga Street/Westmsinter Street is closed through mid-June.

    Detour: Use Arkwright Street and East (Old) Cayuga Street (access to businesses will be maintained)
  • Mississippi Street between Phalen Boulevard and University Avenue is closed through mid-June.

    Detour: Use University Avenue and Olive Street
  • 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.
  • 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.


Current area access

  • Wheelock Parkway west intersection
    Intersection reconstruction began at Wheelock Parkway and the I-35E west frontage road. Southbound-only traffic will be maintained on the frontage road/L’Orient Street during this work. Motorists will not be able to travel northbound on the west frontage road to access Wheelock Parkway. The southbound-only restrictions are anticipated to remain in place until May 11.

    L’Orient Street detour: Use northbound Jackson Street and eastbound Wheelock Parkway.
  • 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.
  • Map of Wheelock Parkway during bridge construction (PDF, 749 KB, 1 page)
  • Map of Arlington Avenue detour during bridge construction (PDF, 826 KB, 1 page)


  • 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