Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown

Minneapolis

Project schedule

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project schedule

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project schedule.

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The 35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown project will be completed in five stages:

Stage 1: Summer 2017 to Summer 2018 (PDF)
  • Portland Ave. and Franklin Ave. Bridges closing
  • 38th St. Bridge closing
  • WB I-94 to 11th St. ramp closing
  • 5th Ave. ramps closing (5th Ave. to NB I-35W ramp will close for the remainder of the project)
  • 36th St. to SB I-35W ramp will close for the remainder of the project
  • Local road work with closures will begin
Stage 2: Summer 2018 to Fall 2018 (PDF)
  • 26th St. Bridge closing
  • 24th St. Ped Bridge closing (will be closed for the remainder of the project)
  • 40th St. Ped Bridge closing
  • Access ramps to/from downtown will be closing
  • I-35W and I-94 Interchange closing for the remainder of the project
  • 31st St. ramps closing (except to emergency vehicles and transit; 31st St. to SB I-35W ramp closed for the remainder of the project)
  • 35th St. ramps closing (35th St to NB I-35W ramp closed for the remainder of the project)
  • I-35W and I-94 lane reductions begin
  • Local road work with closures continues
  • View all construction activities for summer 2018 (PDF)
Stage 3: Fall 2018 to Summer 2019 (PDF)
  • 28th St. Bridge closing
  • NB I-35W to Downtown (11th St/Grant St) access ramp will have lane reductions for the remainder of the project
  • Downtown (12th St/4th Ave) to SB I-35W access ramp closing (except to emergency vehicles and transit)
  • 31st St. to SB I-35W ramp closed to ALL traffic for the remainder of the project
  • I-35W and I-94 lane reductions continue
  • Local road work with lane reductions and closures begin
Stage 4: Summer 2019 to Fall 2020 (PDF)
  • SB I-35W to 46th St. ramp closing
  • I-35W and I-94 lane reductions continue
  • Local road work with lane reductions and closures continues
Stage 5: Fall 2020 to Fall 2021 (PDF)
  • NB I-35W to 31st St ramp closing for the remainder of the project
  • NB I-35W to 36th St ramp closing for the remainder of the project
  • I-35W and I-94 lane reductions continue
  • Local road work with lane reductions and closures continues

*All dates are subject to change.

Additional projects

August to October 2019
  • Resurface I-35W from Portland Ave. to Washington Ave.; repair concrete on 11 ramps
    • Weekend freeway and ramp closures
July to October 2020
  • Concrete repairs to I-35W and ramps from 66th St. to 77th St. in Richfield
    • Two weekend closures of I-35W in each direction; overnight closures
August 2019 to October 2022
  • Construct storm water storage tanks, retaining wall on state property east of I-35W in Minneapolis between 42nd St. and 40th St.
    • August to November 2019: Construct retaining wall. Watch for SB closure of Second Ave. between 40th St. and 41st St.
    • April 2020 to October 2022: Construct storm water storage tanks; watch for regular truck traffic on Second Ave., overnight single-lane closures on I-35W and noise.
    • Project area map (PDF)