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

If you travel on I-35E in the Northeast Twin Cities Metro please be aware of another upcoming construction project on I-35E and Hwy 96 in Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Current

I-35E from downtown St. Paul to Little Canada is open, but there are many closures in the area. View detour maps

Ramp closures

  • Southbound I-35E to eastbound Hwy 36 closed until late August.
  • Eastbound Hwy 36 to southbound and northbound I-35E closed until late August.
  • Westbound Hwy 36 to southbound and northbound I-35E closed until late August.
  • Roselawn Avenue ramps to northbound and southbound I-35E closed until late August.
  • Maryland Avenue to northbound I-35E closed until late August.
  • Southbound I-35E to Maryland Avenue closed until late August.
  • Little Canada Road to southbound I-35E closed until August.
  • Southbound I-35E to University Avenue is closed until late 2015 for area reconstruction. A temporary ramp from southbound I-35E to 12th Street is open for access to the Regions Hospital Area.
  • University Avenue to westbound I-94 is closed until late 2015.
  • Northbound ramps to/from Phalen Boulevard are permanently closed.
  • The ramp from southbound I-35E to Pennsylvania Avenue is closed permanently. Alternate exit ramp options include exiting to Larpenteur Avenue (north of Pennsylvania Avenue) or 12th Street (south of Pennsylvania Avenue). New southbound I-35E exit and entrance ramps will open at Cayuga Street in spring 2016.

Please follow the posted detours for ramp closures; detour maps are posted below.

Full closures

  • L’Orient Street closed between University Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue for reconstruction until late June 2015 (the road will remain closed between University Avenue and Arch Street until later this summer).

    Detour for westbound University Avenue traffic: Use northbound Jackson Street and eastbound Pennsylvania Avenue.

    Eastbound University Avenue traffic: Use northbound Olive Street and westbound Phalen Boulevard.
  • Northbound L’Orient Street closed between Arlington Avenue and Wheelock Parkway for noise wall and ramp construction until mid-summer 2015.

    Detour: Use westbound Arlington Avenue, northbound Jackson Street and eastbound Wheelock Parkway to access southbound L’Orient Street.

Lane closures

  • Southbound I-35E is reduced to two lanes (northbound remains three lanes) until late August/early September.
  • Both directions of Phalen Boulevard/Pennsylvania Avenue between approximately L’Orient Street and just east of Mississippi Street are reduced to a single lane 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 late 2015.

Beginning July 1

Ramp closure

  • Southbound I-35E to Roselawn Avenue will be closed through late August. Exit at Larpenteur Avenue instead. View map (PDF, 63 KB, 1 page)

Maps

Detours for current closures