Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 36 Bridges


Traffic impacts

I-35W and 94th Street Bridge map
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  • Lexington Avenue will be closed and detoured for a portion of the project (4 to 5 months)
  • Hwy 36 traffic will be maintained two lanes in each direction and shifted onto a temporary bypass.
  • Lexington Avenue ramps will close (westbound 3-4 months, eastbound 6 months)
  • Westbound ramps at Hamline Avenue will close (4-6 weeks)
  • Westbound ramp from Dale Street to Hwy 36 will close (3-4 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 Highway 36 traffic
  • Reconstruct and resurface the ramps at Lexington Avenue and the westbound ramps at Hamline Avenue
  • Reconstruct and resurface Hwy 36 between Hamline Avenue and Victoria Street
  • Replace the two signal systems at the Lexington Avenue ramps


  • Approximately $12 million