MnPASS Express Lanes

I-394

I-394 MnpASS Express Lane Map
I-394 MnpASS Express Lane map. Click map for a larger PDF version.

Facts

  • Opened in May 2005
  • The project was the first of its kind in Minnesota and was a new and significant change in highway traffic management.
  • Converted High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes. The goal was to maximize capacity on I-394 and make better use of an existing HOV lane.
  • 11 miles between Downtown Minneapolis and the city of Wayzata.
  • EB average speed in the a.m. peak-travel times (2014): 61 mph
  • EB average speed during the a.m. peak-travel times (2015): 62 mph
  • WB average speed during the p.m. peak-travel times (2015): 60 mph
  • Average tolled trips in the MnPASS lanes:
    • 1,149,451 (2015)
    • 1,365,756 (2014)
    • 1,341,969 (2013)

Hours of operation

Direction

Location Morning Peak- Travel Times Afternoon Peak- Travel Times
EB Co Rd 101 to Hwy 100 6 a.m.-10 a.m. Open to all traffic

WB

Hwy 100 to I-494 Open to all traffic 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Reversible Lanes* Hwy 100 to I-94 Eastbound
6 a.m.-1 p.m.

Westbound

2 p.m.- 5 a.m.

*The I-394 Reversible Lanes are tolled any time the lanes are open. The reversible lanes are closed to all traffic during the transition from one direction to the other. Weekend hours of operation vary depending on events in the community. All hours (weekend and weekday) are subject to change due to routine maintenance activities.

I-35W

I-394 MnpASS Express Lane Map
I-35W MnPASS Express Lane map. Click map for a larger PDF version.

Facts

  • Lane opened in three phases between 2009 and 2011.
  • 20 miles between the city of Burnsville and Downtown Minneapolis.
  • NB average speed: 63 MPH
    SB average speed: 66 MPH
  • Average tolled trips in the MnPASS lanes:
    • 941,483 (2015)
    • 913,365 (2014)
    • 869,332 (2013)

Hours of operation

Direction Location Morning Peak- Travel Times Afternoon Peak-Travel Times
NB Crystal Lake Rd to Hwy 62 6 a.m.-10 a.m. Open to all traffic
NB Hwy 62 to 26th St. 6 a.m.-10 a.m. 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
SB 42nd St. to I-494 6 a.m.-10 a.m. 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
SB I-494 to Hwy 13 Open to all traffic 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

I-35E

I-394 MnpASS Express Lane Map
I-35E MnPASS Express Lane map. Click map for a larger PDF version.

Facts

  • Cayuga Street to Little Canada Road opened in Dec. 2015
  • First MnPASS lane in the east Metro
  • NB County Rd E to County Rd J opened Dec. 2016
  • SB County Rd 96 to Little Canada Rd opened Dec. 2016

Hours of operation

Direction Location Morning Peak-Travel Times Afternoon Peak-Travel Times
NB Cayuga St. to Little Canada Rd Open to all traffic 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

NB

Co Rd E to Co Rd J Open to all traffic 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
SB Co Rd 96 to Cayuga St. 6 a.m.-10 a.m. Open to all traffic