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Twin Cities Metro Area Weekend Traffic Impacts

Major traffic impacts this weekend

Weekend Traffic Impacts Map - Metro Area
The map on this page highlights traffic impacts that are new this weekend. Click map for larger PDF version.

This page was updated Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Check back often for the latest news on weekend closures. For real time traffic information, visit 511mn.org, download our 511 app, or dial 5-1-1.

Existing and ongoing

Hwy 3 in Farmington

Hwy 3 will have alternating lane closures between Hwy 50 in Farmington and 179th St. in Empire Township through October.

Hwy 5 in Chanhassen

Right turns to westbound Hwy 5 from Market Blvd and Dakota Ave. closed and detoured through mid-August.

Hwy 5 in St. Paul

Hwy 5 between Davern St. in St. Paul and Hwy 55 is reduced to one lane in each direction through November. Several ramps continue to be closed, as well.

Hwy 7 over Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park

Hwy 7 between Wooddale Ave and the Beltline is closed until November 2016. There are several ramps closed, too.

Hwy 8 in Taylors Falls

Hwy 8 closed in both directions between the south and north intersections of Hwy 95 in Franconia/Shafer Townships and Taylors Falls until October.

Hwy 12 in Independence

Hwy 12 traffic will be reduced to a single lane each weeknight starting at 7 p.m. at both junctions of Co Rd 92 in Independence as crews work on installing left-turn lanes. All lanes of Hwy 12 will re-open each morning by 5:30 a.m.

I-35 between Pine City and Hinckley

Northbound and southbound traffic has been placed on the southbound lanes in a head-to-head traffic configuration from the Hwy 48 interchange to the Hwy 23 interchange. The northbound lanes at the bridge site are closed.

I-35E bridges in St. Paul, south of I-94

The Grand Ave. bridge is now closed (as of Aug. 17) through mid-September. Ramsey St/Grand Ave. will have intermittent lane closures while crews work on the bridge through early-September.

I-35E in St. Paul north of I-94

Intermittent overnight lane closures will occur as needed on westbound I-94 at I-35E and on I-35E between I-94 and Maryland Ave. for miscellaneous project activities.

I-35E in Vadnais Heights

Now open: The ramp from Co Rd E to southbound I-35E! Hwy 96 is single lane traffic in both directions from White Bear Pkwy and Centerville Rd through early-October. There will be intermittent lane closures daily during non-peak hours on I-35E between Hwy 96 to Co Rd J through October. Ramps that are currently closed include: southbound I-35E to Co Rd E; and northbound I-35E to Hwy 96.

I-35W bridges in Minneapolis

Westbound E. Hennepin Ave, eastbound Broadway St. and northbound Johnson St. over I-35W in northeast Minneapolis are closed through late-August.

I-35W in Arden Hills

Co Rd H and Co Rd 10 are closed between I-35W and Co Rd H through late-fall. The ramps from Co Rd H to northbound and southbound I-35W are closed through late-fall and the ramp from southbound I-35W is detoured on a bypass to reach Co Rd 10.

Hwy 36 in Roseville

Lexington Ave. at Hwy 36 closed through mid-September. Ramps at eastbound and westbound Hwy 36 and Lexington Ave. and from Dale St. to westbound Hwy 36 closed through mid-September.

Hwy 47 and Hwy 65 in Minneapolis

24th Ave. just west of Hwy 65/Central Ave. is closed through mid-August. The right lane of southbound Hwy 65/Central Ave. at westbound 24th Ave. is closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through mid-August.

Hwy 61 & Hwy 97 in Forest Lake

Hwy 61 between the north and south intersections of Hwy 97 is reduced to a single lane through late-summer. 210th St. at Hwy 61 is closed through late-summer. 

I-94 Bridges in St. Paul

The eastbound I-94 exit to Dale St. is closed through Aug. 27. The Prior Ave. bridge is closed through late-August. The Grotto St. and MacKubin St. ped and bike bridges are closed through November. The Dale St. entrance ramps to both eastbound and westbound I-94 are closed through November.

I-94 from St. Paul to Maplewood

The left lane of eastbound I-94 is closed between Mounds Blvd and Century Ave. from 4 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily as needed. The left lane of westbound I-94 is closed through late-August. Hwy 61 to westbound I-94 is reduced to a single lane through November. There are also several ramp and side street closures.

Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park

The southbound Hwy 100 ramp to 36th St/Excelsior Blvd closed through late-fall. Crews will reestablish a temporary ramp from southbound Hwy 100 to Excelsior Blvd by late Fri, Aug. 19, weather permitting.

Hwy 100 from West 36th St. in St. Louis Park to Hwy 62 in Edina

Updates: Hwy 100 in both directions between West 36th St. and Hwy 62 is now open to three lanes. The 50th St. ramp to northbound Hwy 100 is now open! One lane in each direction on the 77th St. bridge will be opening by Friday evening (Aug. 19) temporarily – the bridge will close again in September for final paving and striping.

I-394 in Golden Valley

There will be intermittent overnight lane closures through mid-August on I-394 between Hwy 100 and I-494. Short-term ramp closures will also occur.

I-494 in the west Metro

Now open: All I-494 ramps south of Hwy 55 are now open, with the exception of two ramps; the two ramps that will remain closed until early September are: southbound I-494 entrance ramp from Carlson Parkway and westbound I-394 to southbound I-494. There will continue to be off-peak lane and ramp closures on I-494 south of Hwy 55 through September. The northbound I-494 ramps to and from Bass Lake Rd are closed through mid-September. I-494 between I-94/I-694 in Maple Grove and I-394 in Minnetonka is shifted to the southbound side of I-494 while crews work on northbound I-494.

I-694 between Little Canada and Arden Hills

The ramp from westbound I-694 to Rice St. is now closed through early-September. The ramp from westbound I-694 to Lexington Ave. ramp closed through Sept. 6. Westbound I-694 traffic between I-35E and Lexington Ave. is now separated by a concrete barrier; the left lane will carry through traffic with no access to local roads and the right lane will carry traffic with access to local roads through November. The ramp from Rice St. to westbound I-694 also is closed through November.


Greater Minnesota weekend traffic impacts

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