Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 4, 2019

Long-term southbound I-35W traffic shift and County Road I ramp closure in Mounds View area begin June 7

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Minnesota Depart of Transportation is advising motorists to prepare for a long-term southbound Interstate 35W traffic shift in Blaine and Mounds View and a ramp closure at the junction of I-35W and County Road I in Mounds View. Beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 7, southbound I-35W traffic will be shifted to the northbound lanes between County Road J and County Road H and the ramp from southbound I-35W to County Road I will close.

The traffic shift will remain in place and the ramp will be closed through November 2019.

Motorists should follow the posted detour for the ramp closure and continue on southbound I-35W to eastbound County Road H to northbound Thumb Road to County Road I.

The lane shifts and ramp closure are part of the I-35W North MnPASS project and are necessary as crews resurface the southbound I-35W lanes and reconstruct the southbound I-35W bridge over County Road I this year.

The I-35W North MnPASS project is a three-year reconstruction project that will repair aging infrastructure and improve mobility on I-35W between Roseville and Lino Lakes. Improvements include adding MnPASS express lanes in both directions of I-35W between Roseville and Blaine, repaving I-35W and ramps, replacing and repairing some bridges and constructing new noise walls. Construction will occur between spring 2019 and fall 2021. To learn more about the project, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/35wnorthmnpass.

There are several projects along the I-35 corridor this year. Please plan ahead, know your route and check the project website and 511 for updates at 511mn.org.