Minnesota Department of Transportation

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35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown

Minneapolis

Traffic impacts

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Stage 1 project map.
35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Stage 1 project map
Click map for larger PDF version.

To learn more about this project, see summary of work.

Current

Bridge closure

Sept. 18 through summer 2018

Ramp closures

Aug. 24 through fall 2021
Aug. 24 through 2018

Upcoming

Road closures

10 p.m. Fri, March 2 to 5 a.m. Mon, March 5
Fri, March 9
  • Overnight closure of NB I-35W between Hwy 62 and I-94
    • Detour: WB I-394 to SB Hwy 100 to EB Hwy 62

Bridge closures

Fri, March 2 through early August
  • 38th St. bridge will be closed over I-35W
    • EB detour: Nicollet Ave. to 36th St. to 3rd Ave. S
    • WB detour: 3rd Ave. S to 35th St. to Nicollet Ave.
    • Bicycle Detour: 1st Ave. S (NB)/Blaisdell Ave. (SB) to 40th St. pedestrian bridge to 3rd Ave. S
    • Pedestrian detour: 1st Ave. S to 40th St. pedestrian bridge to 3rd Ave. S
    • View map for all 38th St. bridge detours (PDF)

Ramp closures

10 p.m. Fri, March 2 to 5 a.m. Mon, March 5
  • NB I-35W to WB I-94
  • EB I-94 to SB I-35W
  • WB Hwy 62 to NB I-35W
  • EB Hwy 62 to NB I-35 W
2 a.m. Fri, March 2 through fall 2021

Additional closures

Early March to early August
  • Intersections of Stevens Ave. and Second Ave. S. between 37th St. and 38th St. will be closed

    Note: Residents will be able to access Stevens Ave. and 2nd Ave. S from 37th St. or 39th St. During the closure, two-way traffic on Stevens Ave. between 37th St. and 38th St. will be allowed.

Mon, March 5 and Tue, March 6
  • Overnight closure of the access out of downtown (from 12th St/4th Ave) to SB I-35W

About this project

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown full project map
35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown full project map
Click map for larger PDF version.

Summary of work

Work on 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown will include:

  • Converting NB I-35W Priced Dynamic Shoulder Lane between 46th St. and 26th St. to a permanent MnPASS Lane
  • Constructing a new MnPASS lane on SB I-35W from 26th St. to 46th St.
  • Constructing Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit Station at Lake St.
  • Improving 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.
  • Upgrading accessibility by improving pedestrian accommodations with pedestrian curb ramps and sidewalk upgrades.
  • Rehabilitating 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.
  • Constructing new and rehabilitating existing noise barriers throughout the project limits.

Project staging

The 35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown project will be done in five stages. Below are maps showing the anticipated traffic impacts during each stage.

All dates are subject to change

Video

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project Visualization

Watch this video to visualize the completed reconstruction of I-35W from 46th St. to I-94, including the construction of an On-line Transit Station located on I-35W at Lake St.