E-ZPass Express Lanes

I-394 Wayzata to Minneapolis

I-394 E-ZPass express lane map from Wayzata to Minneapolis
I-394 E-ZPass express lane map. Click map for larger version.

Facts

  • Opened in May 2005
  • The project was the first of its kind in Minnesota and was a new and significant change in highway traffic management
  • Converted High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes. The goal was to maximize capacity on I-394 and to make better use of an existing HOV lane.
  • 11 miles between Wayzata and Minneapolis

Hours of operation

Direction

Location Morning commute Afternoon commute
Eastbound Co Rd 101 to Hwy 100 6-10 a.m. Open to all traffic

Westbound

Hwy 100 to I-494 Open to all traffic 3-7 p.m.
Reversible lanes* Hwy 100 to I-94 Eastbound
6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Westbound

2-5 a.m.

*The I-394 Reversible Lanes are tolled any time the lanes are open. The reversible lanes are closed to all traffic during the transition from one direction to the other. Weekend hours of operation vary depending on events in the community. All hours are subject to change due to routine maintenance activities.

I-35W Burnsville to Minneapolis

I-394 E-ZPass express lane map from Burnsville to Minneapolis
I-35W E-ZPass express lane map. Click map for larger version.

Facts

  • Opened in three phases between 2009 and 2011
  • In 2021, southbound lane extended between 46th St. and 26th St.
  • 16 miles between Burnsville and Minneapolis
  • In Minneapolis, E-ZPass hours are in affect during both morning and afternoon commutes for both directions; northbound from Hwy 62 to 26th St. and southbound 26th St. to I-494

Hours of operation

Direction Location Morning commute Afternoon commute
Northbound Crystal Lake Rd to Hwy 62 6-10 a.m. Open to all traffic
Northbound Hwy 62 to 26th St. 6-10 a.m. 3-7 p.m.
Southbound 26th St. to I-494 6-10 a.m. 3-7 p.m.
Southbound I-494 to Hwy 13 Open to all traffic 3-7 p.m.

I-35E St. Paul to White Bear Lake

I-35E E-ZPass express lane map from St. Paul to White Bear Lake
I-35E E-ZPass express lane map. Click map for larger version.

Facts

  • Cayuga St. to Little Canada Rd. opened in December 2015
  • First E-ZPass lane in the east Metro
  • Northbound lane from Co. Rd. E to Co Rd J opened December 2016
  • Southbound lane from Co. Rd. 96 to Little Canada Rd opened December 2016
  • Northbound lane from Little Canada Rd. to Co. Rd. E opened in 2021
  • 9 miles between St. Paul and White Bear Lake

Hours of operation

Direction Location Morning commute Afternoon commute
Northbound Cayuga St. to Co. Rd. J Open to all traffic 3-7 p.m.
Southbound Co Rd 96 to Cayuga St. 6-10 a.m. Open to all traffic

I-35W Roseville to Blaine

I-35W E-ZPass express lane map from Roseville to Blaine
I-35W E-ZPass express lane map. Click map for larger version.

Facts

  • Opened in August 2021
  • 10 miles between Roseville and Blaine

Hours of operation

Direction Location Morning commute Afternoon commute
Northbound Co. Rd. D to I-694 Open to all traffic 3-7 p.m.
Northbound I-694 to Lexington Ave. Open to all traffic 3-7 p.m.
Southbound Lexington Ave. to I-694 6-10 a.m. Open to all traffic
Southbound I-694 to Co. Rd. D 6-10 a.m. Open to all traffic