Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 5 Bridge

St. Paul, near Fort Snelling

Orange barrels on a highway

Traffic impacts

All dates are dependent on the weather.

Motorists

Mid-April 2015 to late September 2015

  • The eastbound lanes of the Hwy 5 bridge will be closed.
  • Both directions of Hwy 5 will be single lane with traffic traveling on the westbound lanes of the Hwy 5 bridge.
  • The Edgcumbe Road bridge spanning Hwy 5/West 7th Street will be closed for 60 days.

    Detour: northbound Davern Street and westbound St. Paul Avenue. The bridge will reopen from Gannon Road after the repair work is complete.
  • The eastbound lanes of the Mississippi River Boulevard/Shepard Road bridge will be closed.
  • Eastbound traffic on Mississippi River Boulevard and westbound traffic on Shepard Road will be single lane with traffic traveling on the westbound lanes of the bridge.
  • The ramp from westbound Hwy 55 to eastbound Hwy 5 will be closed.

    Detour: ramp to westbound Hwy 5, ramp to eastbound Hwy 55, ramp to eastbound Hwy 5.
  • The ramp from eastbound Hwy 5 to Edgcumbe Road, Shepard Road and Mississippi River Boulevard will be closed.

    Detour: Davern Street.
  • The ramp from eastbound Hwy 5 to Norfolk Avenue will be closed.

    Detour: southbound Davern Street.

Winter 2015/2016

  • There will be no construction on the Hwy 5 bridge; the bridge will be open to two lanes of traffic in each direction.
  • All lanes, ramps and bridges associated with the Hwy 5 bridge project will be open to traffic.

Spring 2016 to fall 2016

  • The westbound lanes of the Hwy 5 bridge will be closed.
  • Both directions of Hwy 5 will be single lane with traffic traveling on the eastbound lanes or the Hwy 5 bridge.
  • Westbound Shepard Road/Mississippi Boulevard will be closed at Hwy 5.
    Detour: northbound Davern Street, westbound Sheridan Avenue and southbound Prior Avenue.
  • The ramp from Mississippi River Boulevard/Shepard Road to westbound Hwy 5 will be closed.
    Detour: northbound Davern Street.
  • The ramp from southbound Edgcumbe Road to westbound Hwy 5 will be closed.
    Detour: eastbound St. Paul Avenue and southbound Davern Street.
  • The ramp from westbound Hwy 55 to eastbound Hwy 5 will be closed.
    Detour: ramp to westbound Hwy 5, ramp to eastbound Hwy 55, ramp to eastbound Hwy 5.
  • Ramps from westbound Hwy 5 to eastbound and westbound Hwy 55 will be closed.
    Detour: westbound Hwy 5, southbound 34th Avenue and eastbound Hwy 5. 

Pedestrians and bicyclists

Spring 2015 to fall 2015

  • The sidewalk along eastbound Mississippi River Boulevard/Shepard Road will remain open while crews repair the deck over Hwy 5.
  • All river trails located under the Hwy 5 bridge will remain open.

Spring 2016 to fall 2016

  • The sidewalk along westbound Hwy 5 will be closed. Use Ford Parkway or I-35E to cross the Mississippi River.
  • All river trails located under the Hwy 5 bridge will remain open.