Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35E between Hwy 36 and County Road J, Hwy 96 & Goose Lake Road

Little Canada, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, White Bear Township, Lino Lakes

Project largely complete

I-35E MnPASS extension study area map
Click map for larger PDF version.

Traffic Impacts

Although most project work is now completed on I-35E and Co Rd 96, including the opening of the MnPASS Lanes and Co Rd 96 bridge, some work remains.

February 2017

Ramp and lane closures Feb. 22

Beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, both directions of Highway 96 between Centerville Road and White Bear Parkway will be reduced to a single lane.

The following ramps will reduced to one lane:

  • Hwy 96 ramp to northbound I-35E
  • Hwy 96 ramp to southbound I-35E
  • Southbound I-35E ramp to Hwy 96
  • Northbound I-35E ramp to Hwy 96

All lanes and ramps are expected to be open and be fully operational on that same day, Wednesday Feb. 22 by 4 p.m.

Spring 2017

Crews will continue to work, away from traffic, on the noise walls and on the overhead MnPASS signs and toll readers.

Intermittent lane closures may be required on I-35E between Hwy 96 and Co Rd J through mid-December and again in Spring 2017.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Resurfaced existing pavement and ramps
  • Replaced I-35E bridges over Goose Lake Rd
  • Redecked Hwy 96 bridge over I-35E
  • Widened bridges for MnPASS bridges and roads
  • Updated drainage and other infrastructure
  • Repaired and replaced existing guardrail
  • Constructed a pedestrian trail on Hwy 96 from Centerville Rd to White Bear Lake Pkwy
  • Added MnPASS lane on southbound I-35E between Hwy 96 and Co Rd E
  • Added MnPASS lane on northbound I-35E south of Co Rd E and north of Co Rd J


MnPASS lanes

The new MnPASS lanes on southbound I-35E between Hwy 96 and Co Rd E and northbound I-35E south of Co Rd E and north of Co Rd J are open!

Learn more about how they work by watching this video:

MnPASS Lanes on I-35E and I-694