Minnesota Department of Transportation

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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.

 

Nov. 21, 6 p.m. through Nov. 22, 11:45 p.m.
  • Northbound I-35W will have lane closures between the Third Street exit and the Johnson Street exit.
Nov. 23 – 26
  • Nightly lane closures on northbound I-35W between the Hennepin Avenue exit and Johnson Street exit from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.  
Winter 2014/2015
  • Northbound I-35W will remain open to three lanes between Fourth Street Southeast and the Hennepin Avenue exit.
  • Northbound I-35W between Hennepin Avenue and the Johnson Street exit will be open to three lanes and the additional auxiliary lane by early December.
Spring 2015
  • Work will resume when temperatures are warmer to finish concrete paving and construction of the median barrier between Fourth Street Southeast and the Hennepin Avenue Exit.
  • Northbound I-35W between Fourth Street Southeast and the Hennepin Avenue Exit will then open to its final traffic configuration of three through lanes and the new auxiliary lane.

Openings

I-35W and Fourth Street project map
Click map for larger PDF version.

Information is subject to change due to weather.

Nov. 22

  • The new Fourth Street ramp (PDF) will open Saturday, Nov. 22, by the end of the day.
  • All traffic movements from Fourth Street South will open.

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)