Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35E Corridor Projects

Downtown St. Paul (I-94) to Little Canada (I-694)

Complete: MnPASS project

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I-35E project location map
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About this project

MnDOT added a new MnPASS Express Lane in both directions of I-35E between Cayuga St. and Little Canada Rd. This is the first MnPASS investment in the East Metro area and an essential link for people commuting between downtown St. Paul and the suburbs to the north.

Summary of work

The MnPASS project included:

  • Long-term pavement improvements between Little Canada Rd and Maryland Ave.
  • Replacing the Arlington, Wheelock and Larpenteur bridges
  • Replacing the I-35E bridge spanning Roselawn Ave, Co Rd B and Hwy 36

MnDOT extended the MnPASS Express Lanes on I-35E from Little Canada Rd to Co Rd J. Read more about the I-35E MnPASS Extension Study.

This segment of I-35E is also a part of the Better Roads Program, which aims to significantly improve state highway pavement condition, including MnPASS expansion and shoulder hardening for transit. The Better Roads program also increases safety and ADA accessibility while improving infrastructure such as drainage facilities and exploring innovative engineering and delivery techniques in order to get the most for the taxpayer dollar.