Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue

St. Paul- Hamline Midway Area

Traffic impacts

Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue project map
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Road closures


Highway 51/Snelling Avenue over I-94 temporary lane closures during non-rush hours throughout the winter.

May 2015 through August 2015

Snelling Avenue Bridge spanning I-94 closes.

I-94 will be closed for one weekend when the Snelling Avenue Bridge is demolished in May.

May 2015 through November 2015

  • Close lanes throughout the project area
  • Sidewalks close for short periods of time, pedestrians will be detoured.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Resurface existing pavement
  • Replace bridge deck
  • Update pedestrian crossings to meet modern accessibility standards
  • Improve drainage
  • Construct Bus Rapid Transit stations on Snelling for Metro Transit (Links to Metropolitan Council's website)

The City of St.Paul is proposing the following enhancements: Replacing sidewalks, landscaping medians, and installing decorative street lighting


  • $9.5 million (Current estimate)