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

Several ramps along I-35E between Maryland Avenue and University Avenue are closed (see list of closed ramps below). All I-35E ramps between Wheelock Parkway and Little Canada Road, including at the Hwy 36 interchange, are open.

Lane and ramp closures

Nov. 21

  • Southbound I-35E will be reduced to a single lane between Maryland Avenue and I-94 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should expect significant delays and should leave early or use alternative routes, if possible.
  • The ramp from southbound I-35E to University Avenue will close until summer 2015 for area reconstruction.

    Use westbound Pennsylania Avenue and southbound Jackson Street to access University Avenue.

    See detour map (PDF 242 KB, 1 page)

Currently

  • Ramp from southbound I-35E to Maryland Avenue is scheduled to reopen November 26

View detour map (PDF 116 KB, 1 page)

  • Ramp from University Avenue to westbound I-94 is closed until summer 2015 for area reconstruction.

Detour: use westbound Larpenteur Avenue and southbound Rice Street to access Maryland Avenue. View detour map (PDF 268 KB, 1 page)

  • The ramp from University Avenue to westbound I-94 is closed as a temporary exit ramp from southbound I-35E to 12th Street through summer 2015.

Detour: Use southbound Jackson Street and westbound 12th Street to access westbound I-94. View detour map (PDF 251 KB, 1 page)

Phalen Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue

  • 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

L'Orient Street

Northbound L'Orient Street will be closed for several months between University Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue for retaining wall construction.

Westbound University Avenue traffic: Use northbound Jackson Street and eastbound Pennsylvania Avenue.

Eastbound University Avenue traffic: Use northbound Olive Street and westbound Phalen Boulevard.

View detour map (PDF 257 KB, 1 page)