Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35E Corridor Projects

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

Traffic impacts

Map of I-35E project map
Map of I-35E Corridor


Dates are dependent on weather and project readiness.

  • The ramp from SB I-35E to University Ave. is now open

Lane Closures

7 p.m. Thu, June 23 until 5 a.m. Fri, June 24
  • NB I-35E will be reduced to a single lane overnight between I-94 and Maryland Ave. One lane will close at 7 p.m., and the additional lanes will close at 10 p.m. The closures are for permanent striping at the north end of the I-35E/Cayuga project.

Road closures

6 a.m. Sat, June 25 until 5 a.m. Mon, June 27
  • Olive St. will be closed at Phalen Blvd, and WB Phalen Blvd will be closed between Cayuga St. and Mississippi St, for paving.
    • WB Phalen Blvd detour: Westbound Cayuga Street to southbound Jackson Street to Pennsylvania Ave. See detour map (PDF)
    • Olive St. detour: Use Mississippi St. to access EB or WB Phalen Blvd.
5 a.m. Sat, June 25 until 7 p.m. Sun, June 26
  • SB I-35E will be reduced to a single lane between University Ave. and I-94 (lane closures will start north of University Ave, at Maryland Ave). Crews will be striping the road and installing curbs. 
Mid-May through late-summer
  • L’Orient St. closed between Genessee St. and Acker St. for several months, to allow space for crews to install a new noise wall next to the road. Resident driveway access will be maintained by using the alley from Buffalo St.

Ramp closures

6 a.m. Sat, June 25 until 5 a.m. Mon, June 27
  • University Ave. to SB I-35E/WB I-94
    • Detour: WB 12th St.. to the SB I-35E/WB I-94 entrance ramps just west of Wabasha St.
5 a.m. Sat, June 25 until 7 p.m. Sun, June 26


Intermittent lane closures

  • Intermittent overnight lane closures will occur as needed on WB I-94, I-35E and Hwy 36 for miscellaneous project activities.
  • Lane closures on WB I-94 at I-35E and on I-35E between I-94 and Maryland Ave. will occur between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. (if two lanes need to be closed, those restrictions will begin after 10 p.m.).

Closed permanently

  • All I-35E ramps at Phalen Blvd/Pennsylvania Ave. are permanently closed. A new, full interchange at Cayuga St. will be open by summer 2016.

Lane closures

  • Both directions of Phalen Blvd/Pennsylvania Ave. are reduced to a single lane at I-35E until summer 2016 for bridge and street reconstruction.