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.


April 18 through late fall 2016

  • The ramps between EB Hwy 36 and Lexington Ave. are closed. Traffic is on a signed detour.

    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


6 a.m. Tue, May 31 through late-September

  • Lexington Ave. will close until late fall for construction of new Hwy 36 bridges over Lexington Ave.
  • The ramps between WB Hwy 36 and Lexington Ave. will close
    • Traffic will detour as above


  • Lexington Ave. will be closed and detoured for a portion of the project (4 months)
  • Hwy 36 traffic will be maintained two lanes in each direction and shifted onto a temporary bypass
  • Lexington Ave. ramps will close (westbound for 3 to 4 months, eastbound for 6 months)
  • Westbound ramps at Hamline Ave. will close (4 to 6 weeks)
  • Westbound ramp from Dale St. to Hwy 36 will close (3 to 4 months)

More detailed schedule of project staging

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