Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 65/Third Avenue Bridge

Minneapolis

Traffic impacts

Hwy 65/Third Avenue project location map
Hwy 65/Third Ave. Bridge project location map.
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All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

Upcoming

Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available.

Lane closures

Mon, May 18 through Thu, Dec. 31
  • The Third Ave. bridge is reduced to a single lane in both directions
    • A transit-only lane will support buses traveling in/out of downtown Minneapolis during the weekday rush hours
    • Pedestrians and bicyclists will share the protected sidewalks on the bridge. Please use extra care while passing.
    • View graphic of partial closure (JPG)
Construction noise

Crews will work to minimize project noise; however, residents and business owners near the bridge may experience noise, including overnight, during the work.

About this project

Summary of work

The historic Hwy 65/Third Ave. Bridge, over the Mississippi River between Second St. SE and First St. S in Minneapolis, needs significant repairs. The 102 year old structure first opened to traffic in 1918.

  • Renovate the Third Ave. Bridge
  • Improve bicycle and walking paths
  • Repair concrete under the bridge
  • Maintain and enhance the bridge’s historic and artistic nature
  • Improve lighting