Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 36 / Hilton Trail

Pine springs, Lake Elmo, Grant

Traffic impacts

Lane/ramp closures

  • Monday, April 21, 9 a.m. through Monday, May 12
    Northbound I-694 to eastbound Hwy 36 in Pine Springs will be closed.

    Detour: Westbound Hwy 36, eastbound I-694 and eastbound Hwy 36
  • Wednesday, March 26 through Tuesday, April 30
    Ramp from Hilton Trail to westbound Hwy 36 is scheduled to close.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 27 through spring 2014 - Access to Viking Drive from easbound Hwy 36 closed for safety reasons.


  • Access to westbound Hwy 36: 60th Street North/Frontage Road, DeMontreville Trail, back to westbound Highway 36.
  • Access to Viking Drive: Follow eastbound Hwy 36 to DeMontreville Trail then, make a J-turn to access westbound Hwy 36, move into right lane to exit onto Hilton Trail, follow the new roundabout to Viking Drive.
Hwy 36/Hilton Trail project map
Hwy 36/Hilton Trail interchange map. Click map for larger PDF version.

About this project

This project will improve safety and traffic flow on Hwy 36, Hilton Trail, Highlands Trail and Demontreville Trail while reducing the amount of through traffic cutting through residential areas. It is the result of a corridor study that established a long-term plan for traffic improvements on Hwy 36 east of I-694. Visit our documents page for additional project maps.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct the existing at-grade signalized intersection to be a grade-separated diamond interchange
  • Connect the frontage road on the north side of Hwy 36 over the Gateway Trail


  • $13.8 million Connect with us through Twitter Connect with us through YouTube Connect with us through Facebook