Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 36 at Lexington Avenue


Traffic impacts

Hwy 36 Lexington Ave Bridge Replacement
Hwy 36 Lexington Ave Bridge Replacement.



  • Eastbound and westbound Hwy 36 traffic are shifted back from bypass lanes to new lanes and bridges.

Aug. 22 through early-October

  • WB Hwy 36 traffic is still shifted onto a bypass south of existing Hwy 36 bridge at Lexington Ave. for construction of the new EB Hwy 36/Lexington Ave. bridge.

June 8 through late-September

  • Ramp from Dale St. to WB Hwy 36 closed

June 1 through late-fall

  • Lexington Ave. is closed until late-September for construction of new bridges on Hwy 36 at Lexington Ave.
  • The ramps between EB and WB Hwy 36 and Lexington Ave. closed and detoured, except WB Hwy 36 to NB Lexington Ave.

    EB Hwy 36
    Detour: Exit at Snelling Ave. and use Co Rd B or Co Rd C to reach Lexington Ave.

    Lexington Ave. Detour: Use Co Rd B or Co Rd C to Snelling Ave. to reach EB Hwy 36


Early-October to early-November

  • Once the new bridges are complete, Hwy 36 will be resurfaced between Dale St. and Hamline Ave. along with work on the ramps at Hamline Ave. and Dale St. in early-October
  • Westbound ramps at Hamline Ave. will close (4 to 6 weeks)

More detailed schedule of project staging


Demolition of Hwy 36 Bridge at Lexington Ave.

Demolition of Highway 36 Bridge at Lexington Avenue

Motorists on bypass as the demolition of the Hwy 36 bridge is underway

About this project

Summary of work

  • Replace the current structurally deficient Hwy 36 bridge with two new bridges to carry eastbound and westbound Hwy 36 traffic
  • Reconstruct and resurface the ramps at Lexington Ave. and the westbound ramps at Hamline Ave.
  • Reconstruct and resurface Hwy 36 between Hamline Ave. and Victoria St.
  • Replace the two signal systems at the Lexington Ave. ramps