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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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2018 construction season

Updated on: Thursday, October 11, 2018

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

Please make sure to plan ahead and know your route before your travels this weekend! And don't forget to slow down in work zones.

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

New this weekend

These impacts are new as of this weekend.

I-35E Columbus to Vadnais Heights

  • Beginning 7 p.m. Fri, Oct. 12, SB I-35E is closed from I-35E/I-35W split to County Rd. 96 through 5 a.m. Mon, Oct. 15.
    • Detour: SB I-35W, EB Hwy 10, EB I-694 to I-35E

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown in Minneapolis

  • Beginning 10 p.m. Thu, Oct. 11, I-35W is closed between I-94 and Hwy 62 through 5 a.m. Fri, Oct. 12.
    • Detour: I-94 to I-394 to Hwy 100 to Hwy 62
  • Beginning 10 p.m. Fri, Oct. 12, the ramp from WB I-94 to SB I-35W is closed through 5 a.m. Mon, Oct. 22.

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

I-35W Minneapolis to Roseville

  • Beginning Fri, Oct. 12, NB/SB I-35W will reopen all lanes between 4th St. and Co. Rd. C.
  • Beginning Fri, Oct. 12, the following ramps to/from NB I-35W will reopen:
    • 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 62 in Eden Prairie and Edina

  • Beginning Sat, Oct. 13, Hwy 62 in both directions will reopen to all lanes between I-494 and Hwy 100.

Visit the Hwy 62 project page for more details.

Hwy 62 in Minneapolis

  • Beginning 10 p.m. Fri, Oct. 12, WB Hwy 62 is closed between Hwy 55 and Hwy 77 for repairs to the 28th Ave. bridge through 5 a.m. Mon, Oct. 15.

Hwy 100 in Golden Valley

  • Beginning 9 p.m. Fri, Oct. 12, the ramp from Duluth St. to NB Hwy 100 is closed through 5 a.m. Mon, Oct. 15.
    • Detour: SB 100 to EB I-394 to NB Hwy 100

Hwy 149/High Bridge (St. Paul to Mendota Heights)

  • Beginning Sat, Oct. 13, Shepard Rd. is closed in both directions between Randolph Ave. and Eagle Pkwy. for overhead bridge work from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sun, Oct. 14.
    • EB Detour: WB Randolph Ave. to EB West 7th St. to SB Eagle St. to SB Eagle Pkwy to Shepard Rd.
    • WB Detour: NB Eagle Pkwy to NB Chestnut St. to WB West 7th St. to EB Randolph Ave. to Shepard Rd.
    • View detour routes map

Visit the Hwy 149 High Bridge project page for details.

I-494 East Bush Lake Road

  • Beginning Sun, Oct. 14, the ramp from East Bush Lake Rd. to EB I-494 will reopen.

Visit the I-494 East Bush Lake Road in Bloomington project page for more details.

Upcoming

These traffic impacts will happen early next week.

I-494 East Bush Lake Road

  • Beginning Tue, Oct. 16, the ramp from EB I-494 to East Bush Lake Rd. will reopen.

Visit the I-494 East Bush Lake Road in Bloomington 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

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

Hwy 7 Minnetonka to St. Louis Park

  • Accesses to local streets may be closed temporarily through mid-October.

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

Hwy 8 Forest Lake and Taylors Falls

  • Drainage repair continues on Hwy 8 between Hwy 61 in Forest Lake and just north of 275th St. in Chisago City in Chisago and Washington Counties through Wed, Oct. 31. Expect intermittent lane closures during project work.
    • Note: Local access to businesses and homes within the project area will be maintained during both project closures

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 mid- to late Oct. 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 Thu, Oct. 18. 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:
  • The following bridges are closed:
  • Crews will be working 24-hours, seven-days a week between 24th St. N. and I-94 through October. Expect construction noise and lights.
  • There are several other road, lane, ramp and local street closures.

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

I-35 in Harris

  • I-35 in both directions will have off-peak daytime lane closures between Harris and the Chisago/Pine County line through fall.

Visit the I-35 in Harris project page for more details.

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

  • SB I-35 is reduced to two lanes separated by a concrete barrier between Hwy 8 and Hwy 97 through fall.
    • The Forest Lake Rest Area from SB I-35 also is closed during this project work.

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 daily. After 10 p.m. each night I-35W may be reduced to a single lane through 6 a.m. the following day. These nightly lane closures will occur through mid-November.

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

I-35W Roseville to Blaine/Lino Lakes

  • I-35W in both directions will have off-peak night time lane closures between Mounds View and Blaine/Lino Lakes through fall 2018.

Visit the I-35W Roseville to Blaine 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 47 and Hwy 65 in Minneapolis

  • Work is underway on the intersection at University Ave. and Broadway Ave. through early November. Expect lane closures and delays.
  • Crews are replacing sidewalks, signals and making accessibility improvements on four intersections along Central Ave. (Hwy 65) and University Ave. (Hwy 47) in Minneapolis. Crews will work on one corner at a time and move around the intersection until work is complete at all corners.
    • Motorists should expect short-term closures and some delays.

Visit the Hwy 47 and Hwy 65 project page for more details.

Hwy 55 Minneapolis to Rockford

  • Watch for short-term lane closures through fall 2018.

Visit the Hwy 55 project page for more details.

Hwy 55 in Rosemount

  • WB Hwy 55 is closed between Fischer Ave. and west of County Rd. 42 (145th St.) through mid-November.

Visit the Hwy 55 in Rosemount Dakota County site for more details.

Hwy 65 in Fridley

  • Access from the West Service Drive on Hwy 65 to 63rd Ave. is closed through late October. Traffic is restricted to a single southbound lane on the West Service Drive. NB traffic is detoured.

Visit the Hwy 65 Fridley project page for more details.

Hwy 65 in Ham Lake and East Bethel

  • The center median of Hwy 65 is closed at 157th Ave. and 157th Ave. is closed at Hwy 65 on the west side of the highway. Right turns only allowed from Hwy 65 and 157th Ave. through late October. Follow signed detour.
  • The center median at Hwy 65 is closed at 187th Ln. until late October.
    • NB traffic will continue north on Hwy 65 and use the newly constructed median crossover to travel south on Hwy 65 to reach 187th Ln. SB traffic will continue south to 181st Ave./Baltimore St. to reach 187th Ln. The new SB median crossover is under construction.
  • Work at the intersection of Hwy 65 and 187th Ave. will continue through fall.
  • Work is underway on left turn lane extensions at the following locations. During the work, motorists will encounter temporary shoulder closures and lane closures as well as short-term closures at cross streets.
    • 147th Ave/Andover Blvd. (NB)
    • Constance Blvd/Co. Rd. 60 (NB)
    • Crosstown Blvd/Co. Rd. 18 (NB/SB)
    • Sims Rd/Co. Rd. 86 (NB/SB)

Visit the Hwy 65 Reduced Conflict Intersections & Turn Lane Improvements project page for more details.

Hwy 95/Manning Ave. Woodbury to Denmark Twp.

  • Permanent striping and other final touches will continue next week. This work will be done under traffic with flaggers directing motorists through the work zone. Work is to be complete in mid-October.
    • 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 (St. Paul to Mendota Heights)

  • 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
  • Dodd Rd./Hwy 149 is closed from Mendota Heights Rd. to Hwy 110 through late October.
  • 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. at Delaware Ave. is closed to relocate the gas main through early October.
  • There are several other road, lane and trail/sidewalk closures.
  • There will be intermittent jackhammering noise during the removal of temporary High Bridge footings through Sat, Oct. 20.

Visit the Hwy 149 High Bridge project page for details.

Hwy 169 in Belle Plaine, Jordan

  • SB Hwy 169 is reduced to a single lane between Delaware Ave. and Hwy 25 through fall 2018.

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

Hwy 169 in Champlin

  • Watch for temporary non-peak lane closures on NB and SB Hwy 169 from the Mississippi river to Hwy 610 through late October.

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

I-494 Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul

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

Hwy 610 in Maple Grove

  • Traffic is reduced to a single lane on EB Hwy 610 between I-94 and Elm Creek Blvd. until late October.

Metro Wide Overhead Signing

  • MnDOT will be updating and replacing overhead signs above specific highways and interstates in five counties through mid-October.

Visit the Metro Wide Overhead Signing project page for more details.

Completed projects

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