Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Jan. 12, 2018

Storm water tunnel repairs begin Monday, Jan. 15 in St. Paul

Work to start on I-94 tunnel, followed by I-35E tunnel

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Repairs to the first of two storm water tunnels deep beneath Interstate 94 and Interstate 35E in St. Paul begin Monday evening, January 15. Motorists will encounter a left lane closure on eastbound I-94 between Snelling Avenue and Dale Street from 6 p.m. each night until 7 a.m. the following morning, Monday nights through Saturday mornings for the next few weeks. The closure will allow crews to enter the 50 foot deep storm water tunnel from a manhole at Hamline Avenue.

Repair crews will fix cracks and broken pipe, repair joints between pipe sections, fill void areas outside the pipes and clean debris from the tunnel. The work also includes repairing eroded tunnel floors and fixing some manhole locations in the median of the interstate.

Repairs are expected to last until sometime in mid to late February.

Once the I-94 storm water tunnel work is completed, crews will move to a second storm water tunnel located beneath I-35E at Victoria Street, south of downtown St. Paul. The entire project will be completed by the end of April.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.