Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35W

Roseville, Blaine

About this Project

Map of I-94 project area in St. Paul
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Summary of work

Road construction will begin in spring 2019 and the road will be reduced to two lanes in each direction. A detailed construction schedule will be available late 2018.

  • Construct MnPASS Express Lanes (one lane in each direction) in the middle of existing I-35W between Co Rd C in Roseville and Lexington Ave. (Co Rd 17) in Blaine
  • Repave I-35W and ramps between Co Rd C in Roseville to just north of Sunset Ave (Co Rd 53) in Lino Lakes
  • Replace and repair bridges along the project area

Noise walls

  • Install noise walls at seven distinct locations
  • Construction of the noise walls will align with road construction. If there is a noise wall planned for an area where crews are currently working on the road, then the noise wall will be built at the same time

Note: Two road construction projects unrelated to the project, must be completed before construction on I-35W N  can begin.

  • Resurface I-35W (summer 2018): Crews will resurface approximately 4.5 miles of I-35W between 4th St. SE in Minneapolis and Co Rd C in Roseville beginning July 2018. The work will be completed in October 2018.
  • Road shoulder preparation (fall 2018): Repairing road shoulders and constructing crossovers on I-35W north of Co Rd C.

Study completed

In 2017, a two-year I-35W N Preliminary Design study was completed. The study which included assessing environmental impacts and noise walls, determined constructing a MnPASS lane in each direction between Roseville and Blaine was necessary to relieve congestion, provide a transportation advantage for transit and to add capacity for all motorists, visit the I-35W background page.

Traffic Impacts

I-35W N will be reduced to two lanes in each direction when construction begins in 2019. Due to construction, some local roads may experience an increase in traffic.  Local roads and intersections were reviewed with city partners resulting in  various temporary traffic management options. These options are temporary and are at no cost to the communities or motorists. The temporary mitigation efforts will be removed after the project is complete.

Upcoming

Summer 2018

  • Resurfacing of I-35W: Crews will resurface approximately 4.5 miles of I-35W between 4th St. SE in Minneapolis and Co Rd C in Roseville beginning July 2018. The work will be completed in October 2018.

Fall 2018

  • Road shoulder preparation: Repairing road shoulders and constructing crossovers on I-35W north of Co Rd C.

Local road impacts

Intersection Affected Temporary Traffic Management Option
WB I-694 at Long Lake Rd Temporary signal, connect and coordinate signals
EB I-694 at Long Lake Rd Temporary signal, median modification and restriping
8th Ave NW and 10th St NW Add dual northbound left turn, signal coordination with I-694 Long Lake Rd ramps
Old Hwy 8 and 10th St NW None
8th Ave NW and 7th St NE Temporary signal, connect and coordinate signals
Old Hwy 8 and 8th Ave NW Temporary signal OR restrict access with road design
Old Hwy 8 and 5th Ave NW Add dual eastbound left-turn and convert 5th Ave. to two northbound thru lanes from Old Hwy 8 to 10th St.
Old Hwy 8 SW and 1st St NW Temporary signal
Old Hwy 8 NW and WB Hwy 96 None
Co Rd E2 and SB I-35W Ramp Install and remove stop signs
Co Rd E2 and NB I-35W Ramp Temporary signal (included in Cleveland Ave. cost)
Co Rd E2 and Cleveland Ave. Temporary Signal
Co Rd E2 and New Brighton Rd None
Co Rd D West and Co Rd 888

Connect and coordinate signals

Co Rd D West and Long Lake Rd
Co Rd D West and SB I-35W Ramp
Co Rd D West and NB I-35W Ramp Connect and coordinate signals, and restriping the northbound approach
Co Rd D West and Cleveland Ave. Connect and coordinate signals