Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35W and Hwy 62 Gateways

Minneapolis, Richfield

Project complete

I-35W and Hwy 62 aesthetic design project area
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About this project

Summary of work

The purpose of this project was to create artistic landscape elements that showcase the unique characteristics of the neighborhood connections along I-35W and Hwy 62 in the cities of Minneapolis and Richfield.

Proposed crossings

  • Penn Ave. and Hwy 62
  • Co Rd 121 and Hy 62
  • 66th St. and I-35W
  • Lyndale Ave. and Hwy 62 (main crossing in Richfield)
  • Nicollet Ave. and Hwy 62  
  • Portland Ave. and Hwy 62
  • 60th St. and I-35W
  • Diamond Lake Rd and I-35W
  • Minnehaha Pkwy and I-35W
  • 50th St. and I-35W
  • 46th St. and I-35W
  • 42nd St. and I-35W


The Gateway Project stemmed from an I-35W/Hwy 62 construction project that was completed in 2010. The project required removing trees and plant materials to allow the construction of new bridges, walls and frontage roads. When roadway construction impacts the landscape, to the extent feasible, attempts are made to restore the disturbed areas.


Dave Aeikens
Communications and engagement