Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35W Minnesota River Bridge

Bloomington, Burnsville

Traffic impacts

A map of the project area.

I-35W Minnesota River bridge project location map.

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Upcoming

Details on upcoming traffic impacts will be provided as they become available.

Lane closures

Mon, Aug. 20 through September; 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily
  • I-35W will have alternating lane closures in both directions between Cliff Rd. in Burnsville and 106th St. in Bloomington. Note: After 10 p.m. I-35W may be reduced to a single lane.

Ramp closures

Mon, Aug. 20 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tue, Aug. 21
  • The ramp from Black Dog Rd. to NB I-35W is closed
Tue, Aug. 21 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wed, Aug. 22
  • The ramp from NB I-35W to Black Dog Rd. will close

About this project

MnDOT in partnership with Dakota County, Hennepin County, City of Bloomington and the City of Burnsville are developing a project to replace the bridge and pavement on I-35W between Cliff Rd. and 106th St. Raise I-35W out of the floodplain and improve pedestrian access across the river.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct I-35W Bridge spanning the Minnesota River
  • Reconstruct I-35W bridge spanning 106th St.
  • Replace pavement from Cliff Rd. to 106th St.
  • Construct NB auxiliary/truck lane between Cliff Rd. and 106th St.
  • Construct Trail between Black Dog Rd. and Lyndale Ave.
  • Improve signing, lighting and drainage

STEM program

MnDOT recognizes the need to develop a diverse and talented workforce to fulfill our vision of creating a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system for the future. 

MnDOT partnered with other organizations to create an interactive program to integrate bridge architecture, design and engineering into a school curriculum.