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.

Fully closed

Sept. 2, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Roselawn Avenue will be closed at I-3E (exact times may vary) to allow crews to place beams for the new northbound I-35E bridge spanning the roadway.

Detour: Edgerton Street, Hwy 36 and Rice Street.

View detour map (PDF, 126 KB, 1 page)

Lane and ramp closures
I-494 Ramp Closures Detours for Roselawn ramp closures Detour for Maryland Avenue to northbound I-35E Detour for I-35E/Hwy 36 interchange Little Canada Road detour map
Click each closure region of the map for a more detailed detour

Aug, 29, 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. Aug. 30

The left lane of northbound I-35E between I-94 and Maryland Avenue will be closed.

Currently

The ramp from eastbound I-694 to southbound I-35E is anticipated to be closed until Sept. 18. This closure is for a project to repair an eroded ditch and is separate from the MnPASS project. Read more about this construction work

The ramp from westbound I-94 to northbound I-35E (including access to that ramp from Broadway Street) is closed until late Friday, Aug. 29 for construction of the new northbound I-35E lanes at I-94. Recommended alternate routes include:

  • Westbound I-94 (west of I-694): Northbound Hwy 280 to northbound I-35W to eastbound I-694 to northbound I-35E
  • Westbound I-94 (east of I-694): Northbound I-694 to northbound I-35E
  • Northbound Hwy 52: Use eastbound I-494 or I-94 to northbound I-694 to northbound I-35E
  • Northbound Hwy 61: Use eastbound I-94 to northbound I-694 to northbound I-35E

View map of all project ramp closures (PDF, 234 KB, 1 page)

Northbound and southbound I-35E is two lanes in each direction between Little Canada Road and Maryland Avenue.

Ramps closed until late October 2014 include:

  • Little Canada Road to southbound I-35E
  • Southbound I-35E to eastbound Highway 36
  • Westbound and eastbound Highway 36 to southbound I-35E
  • Roselawn Avenue to southbound I-35E
  • Maryland Avenue to northbound I-35E
  • Northbound I-35E to Roselawn Avenue
  • Roselawn Avenue to northbound I-35E
  • Northbound I-35E to westbound Highway 36
  • Northbound I-35E to eastbound Highway 36
  • Westbound and eastbound Highway 36 to northbound I-35E
  • Northbound I-35E to Little Canada Road

Individual detour maps can be viewed by clicking the closure on the 2014 Long-Term Restrictions map.

Cayuga connections

  • Cayuga Street between Westminster Street and Terrace Court is open (the opening of this segment of Cayuga Street provides a connection between Phalen Boulevard and northbound I-35E)
  • The temporary ramp from northbound I-35E to Cayuga Street can now be used by the general public (was once just for Metro Transit)
  • Cayuga Street is reduced to a single lane in each direction between I-35E and Westminster Street for remaining sidewalk and bridge work.

Phalen Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue

  • Phalen Boulevard/Pennsylvania Avenue is closed at I-35E through early September. A posted detour will direct motorists to use Jackson Street, University Avenue and Olive Street to get around the closure.

    The closure will allow crews to lower a portion of Phalen Boulevard/Pennsylvania Avenue, in order to avoid height restrictions during construction of the new I-35E bridges spanning the roadway.

View detour map (PDF, 165 KB, 1 page)

  • 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.
  • Northbound ramps to/from Phalen Boulevard are permanently closed