Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 5 Bridge

Minneapolis, St. Paul

Traffic impacts

Hwy 5 project map
Click map for larger PDF version.

Road closures

  • Short-term full road closures during off-peak hours to allow for the delivery of construction material
  • Both directions of traffic will travel on the westbound lanes of the Hwy 5 bridge mid-April 2015 through late September 2015
  • Both directions of traffic will travel on the eastbound lanes of the Hwy 5 bridge spring 2016 through fall 2016
  • The Hwy 5 bridge will reopen to two lanes of traffic on each direction during winter 2015 and 2016

List of future closures and traffic impacts

Pedestrian/bicyclist closures

  • Sidewalk on the westbound side of the bridge will close spring 2016 through fall 2016

Pedestrian/bicyclist detours

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

Detours map (PDF, 265 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