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
The Metro Area current weekend traffic impacts map.
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2019 construction season

Updated on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

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

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

If you are heading out of town, you can view the Statewide Traffic Impacts Map to see new and existing traffic impacts on greater Minnesota state highways. You also can visit 511mn.org for real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota at any given time.

There are several options for you to plan ahead and know your route as you travel through the Twin Cities Metro Area.

New this weekend

These impacts are new as of this weekend.

I-35W Minnesota River Bridge - Burnsville to Bloomington

  • Beginning Sat, Oct. 12, watch for lane closures on I-35W in both directions between Cliff Rd. and the Minnesota River Bridge from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. nightly through Sun, Oct. 13.
  • Beginning Sun, Oct. 13, the NB I-35W ramps to/from Black Dog Rd. reopen.
  • Beginning Sun, Oct. 13, the ramp from SB I-35W to Black Dog Rd. is closed through fall 2019.
    • Detour: SB I-35W, Hwy 13, NB I-35W and Black Dog Rd.

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

I-35W Roseville to Lino Lakes

  • Beginning Thu, Oct. 10, the SB I-35W ramps to/from Co. Rd. E2 reopen.
  • Beginning Mon, Oct. 14, the ramp from SB I-35W to Co. Rd. C reopens.

Visit the I-35W Roseville to Lino Lakes project page for more details.

Hwy 169/41/78 Jackson Township to Louisville Township

  • Beginning 7 p.m. Fri, Oct. 11, SB Hwy 169 is reduced to a single lane between Hwy 41 and 145th St. through 6 a.m. Sat, Oct. 12.
  • Hwy 169 is reduced to a single lane in both directions between 145th St. and Co. Rd. 14 through mid-November.

This is part of a Scott County project. Visit the Hwy 169/41/78 project page for more details.

I-494 South St. Paul to Eagan

  • Beginning 8 p.m. Fri, Oct. 11, the WB I-494 ramps to/from Hwy 52 are closed through 5 a.m. Sat, Oct. 12.

Visit the I-494 Inver Grove Heights project page for more details.

Existing and ongoing

These projects have already begun and continue to have traffic impacts.

Hwy 3 in Inver Grove Heights

  • Hwy 3 is closed between Amana Trail and 60th St. through November.

This is part of a Dakota County project. Visit the Dakota County project page for more details.

Hwy 12 and County Road 101/Central Avenue in Wayzata

  • The Co. Rd. 101/Central Ave. Bridge over Hwy 12 is closed through mid-November.
    • Detour: Co. Rd. 6, Vicksburg Ln. N, Gleason Lake Rd., and Wayzata Blvd.
  • The following ramps are closed through mid-November:
    • WB Hwy 12 to SB Co. Rd. 101
    • EB Hwy 12 to SB Co. Rd. 101

Visit the County Road 101/Central Ave. Bridge project page for more details.

Hwy 13 in Prior Lake

  • Hwy 13 is closed in both directions between Fairlawn Ave. and Franklin Trail through early November.
    • Detour: Marschall Rd. and Co. Rd. 42

Visit the Hwy 13 Prior Lake project page for more details.

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown in Minneapolis

  • The access to downtown (11th St./Grant St.) from NB I-35W is one northbound lane to allow for ongoing construction in the area. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes or use transit to travel in/out of downtown. The access out of downtown from 12th St. to SB I-35W is closed through fall 2021.
  • NB I-35W is reduced to three lanes between 46th St. and I-94 through fall 2021.
  • SB I-35W is reduced to three lanes between I-94 and 46th St. through fall 2021.
  • The following ramps are closed through fall 2021:
    • EB I-94 to SB I-35W
    • NB I-35W to WB I-94
    • 5th Ave. to/from NB I-35W
    • 31st St. to SB I-35W
    • SB I-35W to 35th St.
    • 35th St. to NB I-35W
    • 36th St. to SB I-35W
  • There are several other local street closures and trail and sidewalk impacts.

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

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

  • NB I-35W is reduced to a single lane between one mile south of the I-35W/I-35E split and I-35 through fall 2019.
  • SB I-35W/I-35E is reduced to a single lane between I-35 and one mile south of the I-35W/I-35E split through November.
  • SB I-35 is reduced to two lanes between Hwy 97 and the I-35W/I-35E split through November.
  • Periodic lane closures on I-35 in both directions between Hwy 8 and the I-35W/I-35E split through November.
  • Periodic lane closures on I-35W/I-35E between I-35 and one mile south of the split through November.
  • The ramp from Hwy 97 to SB I-35 is closed to both SB I-35W and SB I-35E traffic through late October.

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

I-35W Minnesota River Bridge - Burnsville to Bloomington

  • I-35W will have alternating lane closures in both directions between Cliff Rd. in Burnsville and 106th St. in Bloomington from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily through fall 2019.
  • 106th St. in both directions is reduced to a single-lane between Verdi Rd. and Lyndale Ave. S through fall 2019.
  • SB I-35W is reduced to three lanes between 106th St. and Cliff Rd. through summer 2021.
  • The ramp from 106th St. to SB I-35W is closed through summer 2021.

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

I-35W Roseville to Lino Lakes

Visit the I-35W Roseville to Lino Lakes project page for more details.

Hwy 36 Stillwater Lift Bridge

  • The Hwy 36 Stillwater Lift Bridge over the St. Croix River is closed to all traffic. It will reopen for pedestrian and bicycle traffic in winter 2019.

Visit the Stillwater Lift Bridge project page for more details.

Hwy 62 in Eden Prairie

  • EB Hwy 62 is reduced to a single lane between Shady Oak Rd. and Hwy 212 through 6 a.m. Tue, Oct. 22.

This is part of a Metropolitan Council project. Visit the Southwest Light Rail project page for more details.

Hwy 65 in Columbia Heights

  • Watch for daytime non-peak lane closures on Hwy 65 at 41st Ave. through mid-October.
    • Note: Pedestrian and business access will be maintained at all times.

I-94 Maple Grove to Rogers

  • Watch for lane closures on WB I-94 between I-494 and Hwy 241 through November.
    • Note: The closures will occur between 7 p.m. and noon. There are no lane closures Saturday evenings.

Visit the I-94 Maple Grove to Rogers project page for more details.

I-94 Oakdale and Woodbury

  • NB I-494 is reduced to two lanes between Valley Creek Rd. and the I-94/I-494/I-694 interchange through late fall 2019.
  • The ramp from 10th St. to SB I-694 is closed through mid-November.
    • Detour: 10th St. to Inwood Ave. to 34th St. to Stillwater Blvd.
  • The ramp from 10th St. to NB I-694 is closed through late November.

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

Hwy 149 in Mendota Heights

  • NB Hwy 149 is closed and detoured between Round Hill Rd. and Industrial Rd. through 3 p.m. Fri, Nov. 1.

This is part of an Xcel Energy project.

Hwy 169/41/78 Jackson Township to Louisville Township

  • Hwy 169 access at 133rd St. is permanently closed.
  • Co. Rd. 78 in both directions is closed between Hwy 169 and Emery Way through October.
  • SB Hwy 169 access at Co. Rd. 14 is closed.
    • Detour: All local traffic take 145th St. to Co. Rd. 14

This is part of a Scott County project. Visit the Hwy 169/41/78 project page for more details.

Hwy 212/County Road 41 in Dahlgren Township

  • Co. Rd. 41 is closed at Hwy 212 through October.
    • Note: There is no access to/from Co. Rd. 41 and Hwy 212.
  • Co. Rd. 36 is closed at EB Hwy 212 through October.
    • Note: There is no access to/from Co. Rd. 36 and EB Hwy 212.
  • Hwy 212 in both directions is reduced to a single lane between Co. Rd. 36 and Co. Rd. 41 through October.

Visit the Hwy 212 Interchange project page for more details.

Hwy 212/County Road 44 in Chaska

  • Hwy 212 is reduced to a single lane in both directions between Engler Blvd. and Chaska Blvd. from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Tue, Oct. 15.

This is part of a city of Chaska and Carver County project. Visit the Hwy 212 and County Road 44 project page for more details.

I-494 in Plymouth

  • The Rockford Rd. bridge is reduced to a single lane in both directions through late October.

This is part of a city of Plymouth project. Visit the city of Plymouth project page for more details.

I-494 South St. Paul to Mendota Heights

  • Concord St. is open to two lanes in each direction between Richmond St. and Villaume Ave., turn lanes remain closed, through fall 2019.
  • The ramp from 7th Ave. to WB I-494 is closed through early November.

Visit the I-494 South St. Paul to Mendota Heights project page for more details.

Completed projects