Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue

St. Paul- Hamline Midway Area

Traffic impacts

Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue project map
Click map for larger PDF version.

Lane closures


  • St. Anthony Avenue closed between Pascal Street and Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue through December.
  • Concordia Avenue closed between Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue and Asbury Street through December.
  • I-94 westbound ramp to Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue closed through December.
  • Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue ramp to eastbound I-94 closed through December.

During the closures motorists will be detoured to Lexington Parkway, Hamline, Pascal, Marshall, University and Snelling Avenues.

View detour map (PDF 117 KB, 1 page)

Monday, Nov. 3 through mid-December

Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue closed between the east and westbound ramps at I-94.

Use I-94, Lexington Parkway, Hamline, Pascal, Concordia, Marshall, University, Cretin, and Fairview Avenues. View detour map (PDF 72 KB, 1 page)

Beginning spring 2015

  • Snelling Avenue Bridge spanning I-94 closes for three months.
  • I-94 closes for one weekend as the Snelling Avenue Bridge is demolished.
  • 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)