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.

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

Oct. 20 through summer 2015

The ramp from University Avenue to westbound I-94 will be closed as a temporary exit ramp from southbound I-35E to 12th Street.

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

Beginning Oct. 22

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)

Currently

Northbound and southbound I-35E is two lanes in each direction between Little Canada Road and Maryland Avenue. Late Friday, Oct. 17 northbound traffic will be moved to three lanes of the repaved northbound side of the road. Late Monday, Oct. 20 a third lane of southbound I-35E will be reopened.

Ramps:

  • Little Canada Road to southbound I-35E is closed through early Tuesday, Oct. 21.
  • Southbound I-35E to eastbound Hwy 36 is closed through early Tuesday, Oct. 21.
  • Westbound and eastbound Hwy 36 to southbound I-35E is closed through early Tuesday, Oct. 21.
  • Roselawn Avenue to southbound I-35E is closed through early Tuesday, Oct. 21.
  • Maryland Avenue to northbound I-35E is closed. It will reopen by Saturday, Oct. 18.
  • Northbound I-35E to Roselawn Avenue is closed. It will reopen by Saturday, Oct. 18.
  • Roselawn Avenue to northbound I-35E is closed. It will reopen by Saturday, Oct. 18.
  • Northbound I-35E to westbound Hwy 36 is closed. It will reopen by Saturday, Oct. 18.
  • Northbound I-35E to eastbound Hwy 36 is closed. It will reopen by Saturday, Oct. 18.
  • Westbound and eastbound Hwy 36 to northbound I-35E is closed. It will reopen by Saturday, Oct. 18.
  • Northbound I-35E to Little Canada Road is closed. It will reopen by Saturday, Oct. 18.

View map of closures
(PDF 194 KB, 1 page)

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

Cayuga connections

  • The ramp from northbound I-35E to Cayuga Street is closed through mid-November.

    Detour: Use northbound I-35E, eastbound Maryland Avenue, southbound Payne Avenue and westbound Phalen Boulevard to access Cayuga Street.

    View detour map (PDF 81 KB, 1 page)
  • 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

  • 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