Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 5 Bridge Rehabilitation

Minneapolis, St. Paul

Orange barrels on a highway

Traffic impacts

All dates are subject to change due to weather and project readiness.

Spring 2015 to fall 2015

  • Northbound Highway 5 Bridge, closed 
  • Edgcumbe Bridge spanning 7th Street, closed
  • Eastbound Mississippi River Boulevard/Shepard Road, closed


Winter 2015 and winter 2016

  • No construction on Highway 5 Bridge; bridge will be open to two lanes of traffic in each direction


Spring 2015 to fall 2015

  • Single lane, head-to-head traffic on southbound Highway 5 bridge
  • Single lane, head-to-head traffic on Shepard Road/Mississippi Boulevard 
  • Edgcumbe traffic will be detoured to Davern Street and St. Paul Avenue


Spring 2016 to fall 2016

  • Single lane, head-to-head traffic on northbound Highway 5
  • Westbound Shepard Road traffic detoured to Davern Street, Sheridan Avenue and Prior Avenue


Pedestrian/bike impacts spring 2016 to fall 2016

  • Highway 5 Bridge trail users will be detoured to the bridges at Ford Parkway or I-35E

Construction schedule spring 2016 to fall 2016

  • Southbound Highway 5 Bridge and sidewalk, closed
  • Westbound Mississippi River Boulevard/Shepard Road, closed