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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: Friday, June 22, 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 traffic impacts are new as of this weekend.

Hwy 7 Minnetonka to St. Louis Park

  • The ramp from EB Hwy 7 to Baker Rd is closed through 7 p.m. Tue, June 26
    • Detour: Shady Oak Rd. to Excelsior Blvd. to Baker Rd.
  • From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri, June 22, the right lane of EB Hwy 7 will be closed from Oak Ridge to Blake Rd.

Visit the Hwy 7 project page for more details.

I-35E in St. Paul

  • A landscaping project began on Wed, June 20 in the center median of I-35E between St. Clair Ave. and Grand Ave. Crews will work each night from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning, during the work week until the project is complete.

Hwy 77 and Diffley Rd. in Eagan

  • There will be directional closures for a week at a time on Hwy 77 at Diffley Rd. beginning with the eastbound side in Eagan through Tue, July 3.

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

  • Beginning 7 p.m. Fri, June 22, the ramp from WB I-94 to Mounds Blvd. will be closed until 5 a.m. Mon, June 25. Use alternative routes during the ramp closure.

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

Hwy 149 High Bridge in St. Paul

  • Beginning 9 p.m. Fri, June 22, Dodd Rd./Hwy 149 between Delaware Ave. in West St. Paul and Hwy 110 in Mendota Heights will be closed until 6 a.m. Mon, June 25. Access to and across Dodd Rd./Hwy 149 from Wentworth Ave. east of the intersection also will be closed.
    • Note: This closure will coincide with the current closure of Dodd Rd./Hwy 149 from Marie Ave. W to Delaware Ave. The road is currently closed as part of the Xcel Energy project. Xcel Energy project details.

Visit the Hwy 149 High Bridge project page for details.

Hwy 169 in Champlin

  • The new SB Elm Creek Bridge and Hayden Lake Rd. are now open. Traffic will be shifted to the new southbound bridge on Mon, June 25.

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

Upcoming

These traffic impacts will begin early next week.

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown in Minneapolis

  • Beginning 10 p.m. Mon, June 25, NB I-35W between I-94 and Hwy 62 will be closed until 5 a.m. Tue, June 26
    • Detour: Hwy 62, Hwy 100 and I-394
  • Then beginning 10 p.m. Tue, June 26, SB I-35W will be closed between I-94 and Hwy 62 until 5 a.m. Wed, June 27
    • Detour: I-394, Hwy 100 and Hwy 62

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

Hwy 169 in Champlin

  • Beginning Mon, June 25, The NB Elm Creek Bridge will be closed over the Mississippi River. Traffic will be shifted to the new SB Elm Creek Bridge.

Visit the Hwy 169 in Champlin 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 will be closed between Hwy 149 and Hwy 55 through fall 2018.

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

Hwy 7 Minnetonka to St. Louis Park

  • The free right turn lane from Fifth Ave. N in Hopkins to Hwy 7 is closed through August. Motorists should go to the light and turn right.
  • 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-35 in Elko New Market

  • I-35 at Co Rd. E2 in Elko New Market has lanes narrowed to 11 feet through Sat, June 30.

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

  • NB I-35 is reduced to two lanes and separated with concrete barriers between Hwy 97 and Hwy 8 until early August.
  • SB I-35 will periodically be reduced to two lanes near Hwy 8 in Forest Lake through late August.

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

I-35W and Co. Rd. I in Arden Hills

  • The ramp from NB I-35W to Co. Rd. I and the roundabout on Co. Rd. I are now closed through late June

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: www.co.carver.mn.us/Hwy41ProjectJonathan

Hwy 50 in Farmington

  • Hwy 50 is reduced to a single lane with flaggers in both directions through late August.
  • The Co. Rd. 81 intersection at Hwy 50 is closed through Wed, June 27
  • The Co. Rd. 80 intersection at Hwy 50 is closed through late August

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

I-94 in Minneapolis at the Mississippi River

  • The ramp from 25th Ave. to WB I-94 is closed through mid-July

Visit the I-94 Minneapolis Noise Wall project page for more details.

I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center

Visit the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center 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 95 in Stillwater

Visit the Hwy 95 in Stillwater 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 (PDF)
  • 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 will be a single lane with head to head traffic traveling on the northbound lanes from just south of Hwy 282 to north of Hwy 25 through mid-August. Note: For business access, use Hwy 25. 
  • Hwy 169 will be a single lane with head to head traffic traveling on the southbound lanes from south of Hwy 25 to Hwy 19 through mid-September.

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

Hwy 169 in Champlin

  • All traffic on Hwy 169 is shifted to the northbound roadway with a single lane in each direction between Hwy 610 and the Mississippi River through early July.
  • The Southbound Elm Creek Bridge over the Mississippi River is closed through early July.
  • Hayden Lake Road is closed west of Hwy 169 until early July. Follow the signed detour.
  • The ramp from WB Hwy 610 to NB Hwy 169 will be closed through late September.

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

Completed projects

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