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 Project Area
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Dates are dependent on weather and project readiness.

Now open

  • The ramp from SB I-35E to University Ave.
  • The ramp from Cayuga St. to SB I-35E
  • The new west frontage road between Cayuga St. and Pennsylvania Ave.


Lane closures

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.)

Ramp closures

Closed for the remainder of the project
  • All I-35E ramps at Phalen Blvd/Pennsylvania Ave. are permanently closed. A new, full interchange at Cayuga St. will be open by late 2016 or spring 2017

Road closures

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