Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35 Construction

Between Burnsville and Rush City

Projects at a glance

I-35 project locations map.

Click project area on map to navigate to project page.

Construction Fall 2018 to Fall 2019 Construction Fall 2017 to Fall 2019 Construction March 2019 to Fall 2021 Construction Summer 2017 to Fall 2021 Construction Summer 2018 to Fall 2021

There are five major construction projects happening along I-35 and I-35W between Burnsville and Rush City as various projects continue or begin in the greater Twin Cities Metro area.

These projects represent a significant undertaking in building better roads and a multimodal transportation system that supports a growing economy and a stronger community.

Motorists are advised to: 

  • Allow extra time for travel delays, especially during peak travel times
  • Minimize distractions (e.g., don’t use cell phones or eat or drink while driving)
  • Follow posted speed limits; fines are up to $300 in work zones
  • Avoid making lane changes within work zones

I-35W Minnesota River Bridge

August 2018 through November 2021

A multi-year construction project that will improve pedestrian and motorist access by reconstructing the I-35W Minnesota River Bridge spanning the River and the bridge over 106th St., replacing pavement from Cliff Rd. to 106th St. and constructing a trail between Black Dog Rd. and Lyndale Ave.

For more details, visit the I-35W Minnesota River Bridge project website.

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project in Minneapolis

August 2017 through fall 2021

The project begins its third year of construction spring 2019. The work includes upgrading pavement and bridges, improving transit service on I-35W and Lake St., and providing better access into the Lake St. Business District.

For more details, visit the 35W@94 project website.

I-35W North MnPASS

Mid-March 2019 through fall 2021

Construction will improve traffic flow and travel times by resurfacing existing concrete pavement and ramps, replacing bridges and adding capacity with new MnPASS lanes and noise walls in specific areas.

For more details, visit the I-35W North MnPASS project website.

I-35 North Metro Split

October 2017 through late October 2019

Construction includes resurfacing the existing pavement from the I-35W/35E split to Hwy 8; replacing the Hwy 97 Bridge with a diverging diamond type interchange and replacing two other bridges. Benefits of the two-year work include a smoother pavement, improved safety and better traffic flow.

For more details, visit the I-35 North Metro Split project website.

I-35 Road Resurfacing

Fall 2018 through fall 2019

The project includes concrete pavement and ramp resurfacing designed to improve ride quality and pavement condition and enhances roadside safety.

For more details, visit the I-35 Road Resurfacing project website.