Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Nov. 3, 2020

MnDOT completes Around the Airport work,
Hwy 5 near MSP Airport set to reopen Friday, Nov. 6

ROSEVLLE, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to reopen all of Highway 5 near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport by 5 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6.

Crews will remove all barriers and detour signs. Eastbound and westbound Highway 5 and the connecting ramps will be open. This includes routes to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Terminals 1 and 2.

Crews have been replacing concrete, repairing bridges and ramps and improving drainage on about a two-mile stretch between I-494 and Highway 55 and Highway 62 near Fort Snelling State Historic site.

The $26 million project started in April.
Crews worked on eastbound Highway 5 between April and August and westbound Highway 5 between August and November.
To learn more about the project, visit www.AroundtheAirport.com.

Please plan ahead, know your route and check 511 for updates at www.511mn.org.

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate through with care and caution
  • Stay alert; work zones constantly change
  • Watch for workers and slow moving equipment
  • Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300.
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel.
  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times

Road work continues to be a critical service. MnDOT is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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