Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35W / Fourth Street ramp construction

Minneapolis

Traffic impacts

I-35W and Fourth Street project map
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Lane and ramp closures

Information is subject to change due to weather and project readiness.

Currently

  • Northbound I-35W between Washington Avenue and Hennepin Avenue will have periodic lane closures.
  • The three lanes of northbound I-35W between University Ave Northeast and the Johnson Street exit will remain open for the majority of the project, but will shift toward the center median.
  • The New Brighton Boulevard/Stinson Boulevard exit from northbound I-35W is closed. Motorists should use the Johnson Street exit. The New Brighton Boulevard/Stinson Boulevard exit will be closed permanently as crews reconfigure the Johnson Street ramp to serve Johnson Street, New Brighton Boulevard and Stinson Boulevard.
  • The northbound ramp from University Avenue Southeast/4th Street Southeast to I-35W will be closed through midnight, Aug. 27.

Detour: Take northbound 10th Avenue, eastbound Hennepin Avenue, and northbound Stinson Boulevard to the northbound I-35W entrance ramp.

View detour map (PDF, 61 KB, 1 page)

  • Southbound I-35W impacts will be limited to shoulder closures and nighttime lane closures.
  • 4th Street South between the southbound I-35W/eastbound Hwy 55 entrance ramp and Washivington Avenue will be closed through late September.

    Detour: Northbound Park Avenue, eastbound Washington and southbound Cedar Avenue.

    View detour map (PDF, 71 KB, 1 page)
  • 3rd Street South traffic will be shifted periodically.

Aug. 24, 8 p.m. through 5 a.m. Aug. 26

Northbound I-35W between Washington Avenue and Hennepin Avenue will have periodic lane closures.

Sept. 2 through Sept. 23

The 3rd Street flyover ramp from northbound I-35W will be closed.

Detour: Westbound Washington Avenue and southbound Chicago Avenue.

View detour map (PDF, 57 KB, 1 page)

September through November

Northbound I-35W traffic will shift to the newly constructed outside areas to maximize the available working area on the inside.

 

About

This project is a collaborative effort of Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The purpose of the project is to relieve congestion on Washington Avenue, improve access to northbound I-35W from downtown Minneapolis, reduce the traffic that diverts through Northeast Minneapolis to access northbound I-35W, and to improve access to northbound I-35W. The project will be completed using the design-build process, which allows the contractor to design and work on the project concurrently, allowing for more flexibility.

Summary of work

  • Build a new ramp from 4th Street South to northbound I-35W
  • Construct an auxiliary lane from University Avenue to the Johnson Street exit
  • Reconfigure Johnson Street exit to serve Johnson Street, New Brighton Boulevard and Stinson Boulevard
  • Erect a noise wall on the west side of I-35W between Broadway Street Northeast and Johnson Street Northeast

Cost

  • $15.4 million Connect with us through Twitter Connect with us through YouTube Connect with us through Facebook (state and local taxes)