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New electronic signs keep you in the know
Approximately every half mile along I-35W between 42nd Street and downtown Minneapolis you will see electronic signs over each lane of traffic.
These signs provide real-time information to help you make informed decisions about your commute.
View a video (Flash) Captioned video with information about congestion pricing and electronic signs will improve your commute.
Status of MnPASS lanes
Between 38th street and downtown motorists will see overhead signs in the far left lane.
- A green arrow means the MnPASS lanes are open
- A red X means the lanes are closed.
Additional overhead signing will provide information about the cost to use the MnPASS Express lanes.
More information to help you plan your commute
Between Burnsville Parkway and downtown Minneapolis, overhead signs in all lanes will advise drivers of closures or incidents, speed limits and weather conditions. These signs will be blank unless needed.
This use of technology will provide real-time information to drivers, improve safety and keep traffic moving in order to reduce congestion. It's a 21st century solution to 21st century congestion challenges.
I-35W UPA Landscaping Project Plan Set
This project will provide landscaping along 2nd Avenue and Stevens Avenue from 42nd Street to 35th Street. Planting is scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2011. Preview the proposed plans.
Providing a better commute on I-35W
Two new transit stations and almost 12 miles of a new MnPASS Express Lane now connect the southern suburbs and downtown Minneapolis.
The projects are part of a partnership between the state, local and federal government to improve traffic flow using transit, tolling, and telework and were funded by $133.3 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Urban Partnership Agreement and $50.2 million from the 2008 legislative session.
Governor Pawlenty kicks off opening of congestion relievers along I-35W (Sept. 28, 2009)
MnPASS express lanes
MnPASS lanes provide a new option on I-35W during rush hours. For a modest fee you can enjoy “express” travel..
The new I-35W MnPASS Express Lanes include two segments: from Highway 13 in Burnsville to I-494 and from I-494 to downtown Minneapolis. On the segment from I-494 to downtown, transit vehicles, carpools and MnPASS customers will be able to use a converted shoulder lane north of 42nd Street during certain times when traffic is congested.
Electronic signs will alert drivers when the left lane is open or closed.
Construction on the Crosstown project continues, and the MnPASS Express Lane segment between I-494 and 42nd Street will open in fall 2010.
MnPASS is fully electronic - no tollbooths, no slowing down or stopping to drop coins. Learn more and sign up
Two new Park and Ride lots are now open in Lakeville connect you with new and expanded express bus service to downtown Minneapolis. Learn more
New buses are equipped with advanced technology to help operators navigate lanes and dock buses precisely
New dedicated bus lanes in downtown Minneapolis will further improve your commute.
Additional improvements funded by the Urban Partnership Agreement
High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lane in the Hwy 62 reconstruction project from 66th Street to 46th Street
Partnerships with major employers along the I-35W corridor to promote flex-time and telecommuting programs