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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 Thursday, July 28, 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 12 in Independence

Hwy 12 traffic will be restricted 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-35W in New Brighton, Roseville

Beginning 10 p.m. Fri, July 29 to 5 a.m. Mon, Aug. 1, SB I-35W between I-694 and Hwy 36 will be closed. All ramps to and from SB I-35W, including I-694,Co Rd D, Hwy 88, Co Rd C and Hwy 36 will close at 9 p.m. July 29.

I-94 from St. Paul to Maplewood

Beginning 7 a.m. Fri, July 29 through mid-August, the right lane of NB McKnight Rd from Burns Ave. to just north of the I-94 overpass will close for approx. two weeks. Drivers will still have access to McKnight Rd from EB I-94. Hudson Pl between McKnight Rd and Crestview Dr (just south of the I-94 overpass) are closed through mid-August. Continuing this weekend: The left lane of westbound I-94 between Mounds Blvd and Century Ave. is permanently closed through early-August. Hwy 61 to westbound I-94 is reduced to a single lane through August. There are also several ramp closures.

Hwy 280 in St. Paul and Lauderdale 

Hwy 280 is now open to two lanes in each direction between Broadway St. and Como Ave. All ramps and loops along Hwy 280 are open at Como Ave. and at Larpenteur Ave. Upcoming closures of Hwy 280 will happen in early-August.

I-694 between Little Canada and Arden Hills

The ramp from WB I-694 to Lexington Ave. ramp closed through Sept. 6. Continuing this weekend: 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.

Existing and ongoing

Hwy 3 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 August 5.

Hwy 5 in St. Paul

Hwy 5 between Davern St. in St. Paul and Hwy 55 reduced to one lane in each direction through November 2016. Several ramps closed, too.

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.

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 St. Clair Ave. bridge is closed through mid-August. The ramp from southbound I-35E to St. Clair ramp is also closed through July 31.

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

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

I-35E in Vadnais Heights

Intermittent lane closures in both directions of I-35E between Co Rd E and Co Rd J. Hwy 96 is also reduced to a single lane of traffic between White Bear Pkwy and Centerville Rd in both directions through mid-July. Ramp closures include: Co Rd E to southbound I-35E; 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 mid-August.

I-35W in Arden Hills

Co Rd H and Co Rd 10 are closed between I-35W and Co Rd H. 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.

I-35W in New Brighton

The Co Rd E2 bridge spanning I-35W is closed through mid-August. The ramps between southbound I-35W and Co Rd E2 are closed through late-July.

Hwy 36 in Roseville

Hwy 36 traffic is shifted onto the new bypass south of the existing Hwy 36 Lexington Ave. bridge for construction of two new Hwy 36 bridges. 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 61 & Hwy 10 in Denmark Township

Crews are prepping the road for construction in both directions of Hwy 61 from just north of Hwy 10 in Cottage Grove to just south of 127th St. in Hastings.

Hwy 61 & Hwy 97 in Forest Lake

Both directions of Hwy 61 between the north intersection of Hwy 97/ Scandia Trail N and 202nd St. are shifted to the southbound Hwy 61 lanes and reduced to a single lane. Access from eastbound Hwy 97 from Hwy 61 is closed through the remainder of the summer.

I-94 Bridges in St. Paul

The Grotto St. and MacKubin St. ped and bike bridges are now closed. Prior Ave. bridge closed through early August. The Dale St. entrance ramps to both eastbound and westbound I-94 are closed through November. 

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

The 77th St. bridge spanning Hwy 100 and the 50th St. ramp to NB Hwy 100 are both closed through mid-August. 

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

I-494 between I-94/I-694 in Maple Grove and I-394 in Minnetonka will be shifted to the southbound side of I-494 while crews work on northbound I-494, along with several types of other closures, including ramp and lane closures.


  • The map on this page highlights traffic impacts that are new this weekend.
  • Plan ahead and know your route: check out weekend projects in Greater Minnesota with the statewide weekend traffic impacts map.