Minnesota Department of Transportation

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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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2018 construction season

Updated on: Friday, August 17, 2018

This map provides an illustrative guide to new and existing traffic impacts set to occur throughout the Twin Cities during the upcoming weekend.

All projects and timelines are dependent on the weather and subject to change.

New this weekend

These impacts are updates from the map we sent out last week.

Hwy 7 Minnetonka to St. Louis Park

  • Beginning 7 p.m. Fri, Aug. 17, Hwy 7 will be reduced to a single lane in both directions between Hopkins Crossroads and I-494 through 5 a.m. Mon, Aug. 20.
  • Beginning 5 p.m. Fri, Aug. 17, the ramp from NB I-494 north to EB Hwy 7 is closed through 12:01 a.m. Sun, Aug. 19.

Visit the Hwy 7 Minnetonka to SLP project page for more details.

Hwy 8 Forest Lake and Taylors Falls

  • On Fri, Aug. 17, Greenway Rd. from Hwy 8 will be closed for the day.
    • Detour South of closure: Goodview Cir. N.
    • Detour North of closure: Greenway Ave.

Visit the Hwy 8 Drainage Improvements project page for more details.

I-35 North Metro Split from Lino Lakes to Forest Lake

  • SB I-35 is now reduced to two lanes separated by a concrete barrier between Hwy 8 and Hwy 97 through fall. Motorists, should expect congestion and allow yourself extra time if driving through the area.
    • The Forest Lake Rest Area from SB I-35 also is closed during this project work.
  • The northbound lanes have reopened.

Visit the I-35 North Metro Split project page for more details.

I-35E in Burnsville

  • Beginning 7 p.m. Fri, Aug. 17, I-35E will be reduced to a single lane in both directions between Co. Rd. 42 and Co. Rd. 11 through 5:30 a.m. Mon, Aug. 20.

I-35W in Minneapolis

  • Beginning 9 p.m. Fri, Aug. 17, SB I-35W will be closed between 4th St. in Minneapolis and Co. Rd. C. in Roseville. The road will reopen by 5 a.m. Mon, Aug. 20.

    Access notes: SB I-35W motorists will not have access to SB Hwy 280. However, motorists will be able to reach NB Hwy 280 from I-94.

    Access to and from local roads and the interstate will remain open between I-694 in Arden Hills/New Brighton and Co. Rd. C in Roseville.

    WB Hwy 36 to NB I-35W will be open, but motorists will be unable to travel from WB Hwy 36 to SB Hwy 280.


    • Detour: I-694, Hwy 100 and I-94

  • The ramp from SB Cleveland Ave. to EB Hwy 36 is closed through 9 a.m. Thu, Aug. 23.

Visit the I-35W Resurfacing project page for more details.

Hwy 50 in Farmington

  • The Co. Rd. 80 intersection at Hwy 50 will reopen by Fri, Aug. 17.

Visit the Hwy 50 in Farmington project page for more details.

Hwy 62 in Eden Prairie and Edina

  • The ramp from WB Hwy 62 to SB Hwy 169 is now closed through Fri, Aug. 24.

Visit the Hwy 62 project page for more details.

I-94 in Hennepin County

  • Beginning 3 a.m. Fri, Aug. 17, WB I-94 will have lane closures south of Hwy 252 by Weaver Lake Rd. and north of I-494 in Hennepin County until 2 p.m. the same day.

I-94 in Minneapolis

  • Beginning 9 a.m. Fri, Aug. 17, the ramp from Cedar Ave. to EB I-94 will be closed until 1 p.m. the same day.

Hwy 169 in Champlin

  • Beginning 6 a.m. Sun, Aug. 19, NB Hwy 169 traffic will be switched to a single lane on the new NB Elm Creek Bridge and roadway between Hayden Lake Rd. and the Mississippi River through late August.
  • SB Hwy 169 traffic will remain a single lane on the southbound side of the highway through late August.
  • Traffic from Dean Rd. to NB Hwy 169 and from NB Hwy 169 to Dean Rd. will be detoured on Cartway Rd. and Dayton Rd. through late August.
  • West River Pkwy remains closed until late August.

Visit the Hwy 169 in Champlin project page for more details.

I-494 in Newport, South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights

  • The WB I-494 on and off ramps at 7th Ave. are now closed through Wed, Aug. 29, weather permitting.
    • Detour: EB I-494 to Hardman Ave.

Visit the I-494 project page for more details.

Upcoming

These traffic impacts will happen early next week.

St. Croix River Crossing Bridge (Hwy 36/64) between Oak Park Heights, Minn. and St. Joseph Twp, Wis.

  • Beginning Mon, Aug. 20, repairs will begin along the Wisconsin Bluff beneath the Hwy 36/Wis Hwy 64 St. Croix Crossing bridge. in St. Joseph Twp. A barge will be moored beneath the east end of the bridge to assist with storm sewer pipe repair on the Wisconsin bluff. No traffic delays expected.

I-35W Minnesota River Bridge - Burnsville to Bloomington

  • Beginning 7 p.m. Mon, Aug. 20, I-35W will have alternating lane closures in both directions between Cliff Rd. in Burnsville and 106th St. in Bloomington. After 10 p.m. I-35W may be reduced to a single lane through 6 a.m. the following day. These nightly lane closures will occur through September.
  • Beginning 10 p.m. Mon, Aug. 20, the ramp from Black Dog Rd. to NB I-35W is closed through 6 a.m. Tue, Aug. 21.
  • Beginning 10 p.m. Tue, Aug. 21, the ramp from NB I-35W to Black Dog Rd. is closed through 6 a.m. Wed, Aug. 22.

Visit the I-35W Minnesota River Bridge project page for more details.

Hwy 62 in Eden Prairie and Edina

  • Beginning Mon, Aug. 20, the following ramps will close through Thu, Aug. 30:
    • Tracy Ave. to WB Hwy 62
    • EB Hwy 62 to Tracy Ave.
  • Beginning 9 a.m. Mon, Aug. 20, Hwy 212 will be reduced to a single lane between Shady Oak Rd. and Valley View Rd. until 1 p.m. the same day.
  • The ramp from EB Hwy 62 to Gleason Rd. will reopen Wed, Aug. 22.

Visit the Hwy 62 project page for more details.

Hwy 65 in Fridley

  • Beginning Mon, Aug. 20, dewatering will begin along the west side of SB Hwy 65 in Fridley. The shoulder on SB Hwy 65 (west side of highway) will be closed between Mississippi St. and West Moore Lake Dr. through Fri, Aug. 24.

Visit the Hwy 65 Fridley project page for more details.

Existing and ongoing

These projects have already begun and continue to have traffic impacts. No new impacts related to these projects are beginning this weekend.

Hwy 3 in Inver Grove Heights

Visit the Hwy 3 in Inver Grove Heights project page for more details.

Hwy 7 Minnetonka to St. Louis Park

  • Watch for lane closures on Hwy 7 and to accesses to local streets through September.

Visit the Hwy 7 Minnetonka to SLP project page for more details.

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown in Minneapolis

  • The access to downtown (11th St/5th Ave. S/E. Grant St) from NB I-35W is closed through fall 2018 and the access out of downtown (from 12th St./4th Ave.) to SB I-35W is closed through fall 2021.
  • WB I-94 is reduced to two lanes from Chicago Ave. to Nicollet Ave. through fall 2018. SB I-35W is reduced to two lanes from downtown Minneapolis to 43rd St. through fall 2019. NB I-35W is reduced to three lanes from 43rd St. to downtown Minneapolis through fall 2021.
  • Here are some of the ramp closures:
    • EB I-94 to SB I-35W is closed through fall 2021.
      • Detour: NB I-394 to WB Hwy 100 to SB Hwy 62

Visit the 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project page for more details.

I-35E in Little Canada

  • The ramp from NB I-35E to EB Hwy 36 is closed through late August.

I-35W Minneapolis to Roseville

  • NB/SB I-35W is reduced by one lane between 4th St. and Co. Rd. C through Fri, Oct. 12, when weekend closures are not occurring.
  • The following ramps to/from NB I-35W will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mon. through Fri. through Fri, Oct. 12 (these ramps will not be closed consecutively):
    • 4th St. SE
    • SE 11th St.
    • Johnson St/New Brighton Blvd/Stinson Blvd.
    • Industrial Blvd.

Visit the I-35W Resurfacing project page for more details.

Hwy 36 Stillwater Lift Bridge

  • The Hwy 36 Stillwater Lift Bridge over the St. Croix River between Stillwater, MN and Houlton, WI is closed to ALL traffic. It will reopen for pedestrian and bicycle traffic in June of 2019.
  • Traffic has been transferred to the new St. Croix Crossing Bridge to the south in Oak Park Heights.

Visit the Stillwater Lift Bridge project page for more details.

Hwy 41 Chaska

  • Hwy 41 is closed between Hundertmark Rd. and Pioneer Trl. through early September.
    • Primary Detour: Hwy 212, Powers Blvd., Lyman Blvd.

Visit the Hwy 41 Project – Jonathan Area website for more details.

Hwy 50 in Farmington

  • Hwy 50 is reduced to a single lane with flaggers in both directions between 4:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. through mid-August. While crews work, there may be early morning noise throughout the project area.

Visit the Hwy 50 in Farmington project page for more details.

Hwy 62 in Eden Prairie and Edina

  • Both directions of Hwy 62 are reduced to a single lane from Shady Oak Rd to I-494 through Tue, Aug. 28. Follow the signed detour.
  • Clearwater Dr. and Beach Rd. will be open to right turns in and out through Tue, Aug. 28.

Visit the Hwy 62 project page for more details.

Hwy 65 in Ham Lake and East Bethel

  • The center median of Hwy 65 is closed at 157th Ave. Right turns only allowed from Hwy 65 and 157th Ave. through fall.
  • Work has begun at the intersection of Hwy 65 and 187th Ave. and will continue through fall.

Visit the Hwy 65 RCI project page for more details.

I-94 East Metro (Woodbury to St. Paul)

  • All major road construction is complete. However, crews are finishing up several minor wrap-up items over the next few weeks. Work is expected to be complete by late August.

Visit the I-94 East Metro project page for more details.

Hwy 95/Manning Ave. Woodbury to Denmark Twp.

  • Hwy 95 is closed in both directions from Bailey Rd. to 70th St. through Fri, Sept. 7.
    • Primary Detour: 70th St, Woodbury Dr. (Co. Rd. 19), Bailey Rd.

Visit the Hwy 95 Safety Improvement Projects project page for more details.

Hwy 149 High Bridge in St. Paul

  • The Hwy 149 High Bridge is closed through December 2018.
    • Primary Detour: Annapolis St. to Robert St to Kellogg Blvd to West 7th St. to Smith Ave/Hwy 149
  • An Xcel Energy project is underway along Hwy 149/Dodd Rd. Motorists should anticipate the following traffic impacts due to project work:
    • Hwy 149/Dodd Rd. traffic will be shifted and lanes will be narrowed from Hwy 110 to Lake Dr. to replace and relocate gas main through late August. NB Pagel Rd. between Keokuk Ln. and Decorah Ln. also are closed.
  • There are several other road, lane and trail/sidewalk closures.

Visit the Hwy 149 High Bridge project page for details.

Hwy 169 in Belle Plaine, Jordan

  • Hwy 169 is now a single lane with head to head traffic traveling on the northbound lanes from south of Hwy 25 in Belle Plaine to Hwy 19 in Blakely Township through early October. 
    • Note: For business access, use Hwy 25
  • Hwy 169 is a single lane with head to head traffic traveling on southbound lanes from just south of Hwy 282 in Jordan to north of Hwy 25 in Belle Plaine through mid-September.

Visit the Hwy 169 in Belle Plaine, Jordan project page for more details.

Hwy 169 in Champlin

  • All Hwy 169 traffic is a single lane in each direction on the southbound roadway between the Mississippi River and Hwy 610 through early September.
  • 101st Ave. east of Hwy 169 is closed through early September.
  • The ramp from WB Hwy 610 to NB Hwy 169 will be closed through early September.

Visit the Hwy 169 in Champlin project page for more details.

I-494 in Newport, South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights

Visit the I-494 project page for more details.

Completed projects

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