Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 5 Bridge

St. Paul, near Fort Snelling

Traffic impacts

Hwy 5 project map
Click map for larger PDF version.

Specific closure dates will be posted when they are finalized.

Current

Ramp closures

  • Westbound Hwy 55 ramp to eastbound Hwy 5 is closed through late September. Detour: ramp to westbound Hwy 5, ramp to eastbound Hwy 55, ramp to eastbound Hwy 5. View detour (PDF 217 KB)
  • Eastbound Hwy 5 ramp to Edgcumbe Road, Shepard Road and Mississippi River Boulevard is closed through late September. Detour: Davern Street.
  • Eastbound Hwy 5 ramp to Norfolk Avenue is closed through late September. Detour: southbound Davern Street.

Lane closures

  • Both directions of the Hwy 5 bridge are single lane with traffic traveling on the westbound lanes of the bridge through late September.
  • Eastbound traffic on Mississippi River Boulevard and westbound traffic will be single lane with traffic traveling on the westbound lanes of the bridge through early August.

Road closures

  • Edgcumbe Road bridge spanning Hwy 5/West 7th Street is closed through early Aug. Detour: northbound Davern Street and westbound St. Paul Avenue. View detour (PDF 275 KB). The bridge will reopen from Gannon Road after the repair work is complete.

Trail, sidewalk closures

  • All trails and sidewalks on or below the Hwy 5 bridge remain open, though there may be short-term closures. 
  • Eastbound Mississippi River Boulevard/Shepard Road bridge trail/sidewalk remains open.

Future

Specific closure dates during the first year of construction will be posted when they are finalized.

Road closures

  • One weekend closure of Hwy 5 between St. Paul and Fort Snelling.
  • Hwy 5 will be closed short-term during off-peak hours to allow for the delivery of construction material.

Mid-fall/Winter 2015-16

  • All lanes, ramps and bridges associated with the Hwy 5 bridge project will be open to traffic.

List of future closures and traffic impacts

About this project

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct Hwy 5 bridge deck
  • Repair Mississippi River Boulevard/Shepard Road and Edgcumbe Road bridge decks
  • Replace bridge joints and approach panels
  • Resurface Hwy 5 between the Mississippi River and Munster Avenue
  • Replace guardrails and medians
  • Improve drainage

Cost

  • $13.8 million