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, 2016 at 9 a.m.

  • The ramps between eastbound Hwy 36 and Lexington Ave. will close. Traffic will follow a signed detour.
    • Eastbound Hwy 36: Exit at Dale Street and use County Road B or County Road C to reach Lexington Ave.
    • Lexington Ave.: Use County Road B or County Road C to Dale Street to reach eastbound Hwy 36


  • 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