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Twin Cities Metro Area Weekend Traffic Impacts

Major traffic impacts this weekend

Weekend Traffic Impacts Map - Metro Area
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This page was updated Monday, Sept. 26, 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.

New this weekend

Hwy 3 in Farmington

Beginning 7 a.m. Fri, Sept. 23 through Oct. 2, Hwy 3 will have daily road closures between Willow St. North and 160th St. Note: All businesses and residences will be accessible during the closure. Hwy 3 will also have alternating lane closures between Hwy 50 in Farmington and 179th St. in Empire Township during this timeframe. Also, through late-September from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, construction crews will be milling and paving the entire Hwy 3 project area. The work will impact driveway access to residents and businesses. Continuing this weekend: Hwy 3 will have alternating lane closures between Hwy 50 in Farmington and 179th St. in Empire Township through October. 

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

Beginning 10 p.m. Fri, Sept. 23 through 5 a.m. Mon, Sept. 26, I-35E between I-94 and Shepard Rd will be closed. Continuing this weekend: The Ayd Mill Rd ramp to southbound I-35E and the ramp from northbound I-35E to Ayd Mill Rd remain closed until late-September. The Randolph Ave. bridge is also closed through late-September.

Hwy 36 in Roseville

Eastbound and westbound Hwy 36 traffic are both traveling on their new lanes and bridges. Continuing this weekend: Lexington Ave. at Hwy 36 closed through late-fall. Ramps at eastbound Hwy 36 and Lexington Ave. and from Dale St. to westbound Hwy 36 are closed through late-fall. Beginning early-October, once the new bridges are complete, Hwy 36 will be resurfaced between Dale St. and Hamline Ave. along with work on the ramps at Hamline Ave. and Dale St.

Hwy 47 and Hwy 65 in Minneapolis

Now open: the intersections of 24th Ave. and 29th Ave. at Hwy 65/Central Ave. Through Mon, Oct. 3, Fifth Ave. will be closed at University Ave - motorists will not be able to access Fifth Ave. from University Ave. Also, through Thu, Oct. 6, Third Ave. will be closed at University Ave. - motorists will not be able to access Third Ave. from University Ave. Continuing this weekend: The intersection of 35th Ave. and Hwy 65/Central Ave. is closed through late-September: Note: Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

I-94 and Zane Bridge in Brooklyn Park

Through Fri, Sept. 23, the northbound lanes of Zane Ave. bridge spanning I-94 will be closed. Then beginning Fri, Sept. 23 through Wed, Oct. 5, the southbound lanes of Zane Ave bridge will close. Traffic will be a single lane in each direction on the northbound side of the bridge.

I-94 from St. Paul to Maplewood

From 7 p.m. Fri, Sept. 23 through 5 a.m. Mon, Sept. 26, westbound I-94 will be reduced to one lane between Mounds Blvd and Century Ave. The following ramps will also close through late-fall: westbound I-94 to McKnight Rd, westbound I-94 to Hwy 61, McKnight Rd to westbound I-94 and Hudson Rd to westbound I-94 (the first on-ramp in front of 3M). Continuing this weekend: 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. Hwy 61 to westbound I-94 is reduced to a single lane through November.

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

The 77th St bridge over Hwy 100 is now open to motorists and pedestrians! Project work in this section of Hwy 100 is now complete.

I-494 in the west Metro

Northbound I-494 traffic between I-94/I-694 in Maple Grove and I-394 in Minnetonka is now traveling on the newly constructed northbound lanes and remains open to two lanes of traffic in each direction. The left lane of westbound I-694 to southbound I-494 remains closed.The following ramps are now open: Bass Lake Rd to northbound I-494 and northbound I-494 to Bass Lake Rd.  Continuing this weekend: Southbound I-494 is open to three lanes of traffic between Hwy 55 and I-394. The shoulder remains closed from Hwy 55 to I-394 while crews lay down stripes. There will be off-peak lane and ramp closures on I-494 south of Hwy 55 through September.

Existing and ongoing

Hwy 5 in St. Paul

The Hwy 5 bridge is open to all lanes from 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. Work on the bridge continues that could require the closing of the right lane in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through November. And the right lanes will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily through November. There are several ramp closures, as well.

Hwy 7 over Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park

Hwy 7 between Wooddale Ave and the Beltline is closed until November 2016. All ramps  to and from both directions of Hwy 100 and Hwy 7 (except for northbound Hwy 100 to eastbound Hwy 7 and 36th St. to southbound Hwy 100) are also closed.

Hwy 8 in Taylors Falls

Note: Through Thu, Sept. 29, Nearby residences and businesses may experience some noise during construction work. Construction crews will be removing pavement and repaving both sides of the road. Motorists are able to travel through the new roundabout intersection, however, it is not accessible to trucks. There is a detour for trucks traveling on eastbound Hwy 8: southbound Red Wing Ave/Co Rd 21, southbound Pleasant Valley Rd/Co Rd 26 to southbound Hwy 95. Westbound Hwy 8 truck traffic will continue to use the detour through Osceola. The roundabout is expected to open to truck traffic in fall. Camp and canoe motorists heading to Minnesota Interstate State Park will also have a change in detour through Tue, Sept. 27.

Hwy 10 in Anoka

Upcoming work includes: non-rush hour lane closures on Hwy 10 between Thurston Ave. and Fairoak Ave. along with closures on frontage roads on both sides of Hwy 10.

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 through late-October. The northbound lanes at the bridge site are closed.

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

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 through early-November and northbound I-35E to Hwy 96 through mid-October.

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 47 in Ramsey

Permanent closure of left turn from southbound Hwy 47 to eastbound 142nd Ave through late-September. Temporary closures at the following intersections will occur throughout project work (through early-September): Southbound Hwy 47 right turn to westbound 142nd Ave, northbound Hwy 47 left turn to westbound 142nd Ave, and northbound Hwy 47 right turn to eastbound 142nd Ave.

Hwy 61 & Hwy 10 in Denmark Township

Expect temporary lane closures in both directions of Hwy 61 from just north of Hwy 10 in Cottage Grove to just south of 127th St. in Hastings as work is completed.

Hwy 61 & Hwy 97 in Forest Lake

Major construction on the Hwy 61 and Hwy 97 Forest Lake roundabout project is complete. Access to all directions of Hwy 97, Hwy 61 and 210th St is are open. Traffic is reduced to a single lane through late-summer as crews finish clean-up in the construction area.

I-94 Bridges in St. Paul

The Grotto St. and MacKubin St. ped and bike bridges are closed through November. The Dale St. entrance ramps to westbound and eastbound I-94 are closed through mid-November.

Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park

The southbound Hwy 100 ramp to 36th St/Excelsior Blvd is closed through late-fall. There is a temporary ramp from southbound Hwy 100 to Excelsior Blvd. Note: Motorists on southbound Hwy 100 should exit on Minnetonka Blvd or 50th St. to access 36th St/Excelsior Blvd.

I-694 bridges in Fridley, New Brighton

There will be no closure of I-694 between I-35W and Hwy 252 this weekend. There will be two additional weekend closures on westbound I-694, Sept. 30 and again Oct. 7.

I-694 between Little Canada and Arden Hills

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.


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