Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown

Minneapolis

Traffic impacts

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

Current

Interstate closures

10 p.m. Fri, Sept. 17 through 5 a.m. Mon, Sept. 20
  • WB I-394 is closed between I-94 and Hwy 100
    • Detour: HOV lane
    • Note: No access is available from HOV lane to Penn Ave.

About this project

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project is almost complete. It's time to discover, connect and celebrate the new 35W at 94.

Summary of work

Work on 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown included:

  • Converted NB I-35W Priced Dynamic Shoulder Lane between 46th St. and 26th St. to a permanent E-ZPass Lane
  • Constructed a new E-ZPass lane on SB I-35W from 26th St. to 46th St.
  • Constructed Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit Station at Lake St.
  • Improved access from I-35W to the Lake Street Business District by constructing two new exit ramps (NB I-35W to 28th St. and SB I-35W to Lake St.
  • Upgraded accessibility by improving pedestrian accommodations with pedestrian curb ramps and sidewalk upgrades.
  • Rehabilitated pavement and bridges on I-35W from 46th St. to 11th Ave., Hwy 65 from 26th St. to 15th St., and I-94 from Nicollet Ave. to Park Ave.
  • Constructed new and rehabilitating existing noise barriers throughout the project limits.