Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 5 Bridge Rehabilitation

Minneapolis, St. Paul

Traffic impacts

Hwy 5 project map
Click map for larger PDF version.

This project has been delayed and will no longer begin in late spring 2013.

Road closures

  • Short term full road closures during non- peak hours  to allow for the delivery of construction material
  • Head-to-head traffic on the south side of the bridge summer 2015 - fall 2015
  • Head-to-head traffic on the north side of the  bridge summer 2016 - fall 2016
  • The bridge will reopen to two lanes of traffic on each side of the bridge during winter 2014/2015

Future traffic impacts

Pedestrian/bicyclist closures

  • Sidewalk on the south side of the bridge will close summer 2016-fall 2016
  • Periodic short term closures of the pedestrian/bicycle/vehicle path beneath Highway 5 will be closed during bridge construction

Pedestrian/bicyclist detours

  • When westbound Highway 5 Bridge is closed, cyclists and pedestrians will be detoured to the Ford Parkway Bridge or to the I-35E Bridge. The pedestrian/bicycle roadway will re-open after construction.

Detours map (PDF, 184 KB)

About this project

Summary of work

  • Remove and repair bridge decks and concrete pavement
  • Replace guardrails and medians
  • Replace bridge joints and approach panels
  • Clean and repaint bridges segments
  • Improve drainage structures


  • $11 million