Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35W and 5th Street Pedestrian Bridge Replacement


Traffic Impacts

I-35E Bridge Repair project map
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Road closures

10 p.m. Fri, June 21 through 5 a.m. Mon, June 24
  • I-35W in both directions is closed between I-94 and Hwy 280 for the demolition of the pedestrian bridge
    • Crews will begin closing the exit and entrance ramps on I-35W beginning at 8 p.m. starting with the southbound ramps first then northbound ramps
    • Detour from the south: I-94 to Hwy 280 to I-35W
    • Detour from the north: Hwy 280 to I-94 to I-35W
April through August 2019
  • West Side – 9th Ave. between 5th St. SE and 6th St. SE is closed

Ramp closures

Fri, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The ramp from 4th St. to NB I-35W is closed
April through August 2019
  • 4th St. ramps to/from I-35W will have periodic closures

Pedestrian Impacts

Mon, June 17 through late August 2019
  • The pedestrian bridge is closed and will be demolished the weekend of June 21-24
    • Walkers and bicyclist will be detoured to 4th St. SE to cross the interstate


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

About this project

Replace existing pedestrian bridge that will be ADA-compliant.

Summary of work

  • Remove existing pedestrian bridge
  • Construct new bridge and add accessible approaches
  • Improved aesthetics


Graphic visualization of new 5th street pedestrian bridge from the side.

Graphic visualization of new 5th street pedestrian bridge from above.