Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35W Minnesota River Bridge

Bloomington, Burnsville

Traffic impacts

A map of the project area.

I-35W Minnesota River bridge project location map.

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The I-35W Minnesota River Bridge is now open to four lanes of traffic (one MnPASS lane) in both directions. All lanes and ramps are open for the winter season. All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

The multiuse trail on the east side of the Minnesota River Bridge is open to the public.

  • From Burnsville, the Black Dog Rd. trail.
  • From Bloomington, access the river crossing via a new trail that connects at Lyndale Ave. S.

Upcoming

Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available.

About this project

MnDOT in partnership with Dakota County, Hennepin County, City of Bloomington and the City of Burnsville developed a project to replace the bridge and pavement on I-35W between Cliff Rd. and 106th St. Crews will also raise I-35W out of the floodplain and improve pedestrian access across the river.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct I-35W Bridge spanning the Minnesota River
  • Reconstruct I-35W bridge spanning 106th St.
  • Replace pavement from Cliff Rd. to 106th St.
  • Construct NB auxiliary/truck lane between Cliff Rd. and 106th St.
  • Construct Trail between Black Dog Rd. and Lyndale Ave.
  • Improve signing, lighting and drainage

Completed

  • Preliminary design: December 2017
  • Municipal consent hearings: November 2017

STEM program

We recognize the need to develop a diverse and talented workforce to fulfill our vision of creating a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system for the future. 

We partnered with other organizations to create an interactive program to integrate bridge architecture, design and engineering into a school curriculum. Learn more about the STEM program.