Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 24, 2018

I-35W weekend closure in Minneapolis scheduled July 27-30

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Interstate 35W will close in both directions between Highway 62 and Interstate 694 in Minneapolis, beginning at 9 p.m., Friday, July 27 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 30.

Crews will begin closing the on and off ramps for I-35W about one to two hours before closing the interstate.

Southbound I-35W will be open to traffic south of 46th Street. Access from southbound I-35W between Highway 280 and I-694 will remain open to Highway 280, Highway 36 and local roads. Motorists will be detoured around the closure using Highway 62, Highway 100 and I-694 or I-35E to I-94 east.

The closure is needed for two highway projects. The 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project will be working on utility installation across I-35W between Interstate 94 and Highway 62. The I-35W Resurfacing Minneapolis to Roseville project will be working on I-35W between I-94 and Highway 280.

A similar closure of I-35W between I-694 and Hwy 62 is tentatively scheduled for the following weekend from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 through at 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6.

To learn more about the 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project, visit: www.mndot.gov/35w94

To learn more about the I-35W Resurfacing Minneapolis to Roseville project, visit: www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35w-mpls-roseville

Please plan ahead, know your route and check 511 and the project web site for updates:

The 35W@94 reconstruction project and I-35W Minneapolis to Roseville project are two of many critical road and bridge improvement projects underway across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area this summer. These projects represent a significant undertaking to build better roads and a multimodal transportations system that supports a growing economy and a stronger community. More information at www.mndot.gov/betterroads