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July 13, 2021

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I-94 & I-35E, St. Paul construction begins Sunday evening, July 18

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – A two-year project to repair and resurface Interstate 94 between Western Avenue and Mounds Boulevard and Interstate 35E between I-94 north and University Avenue in St. Paul will begin Sunday evening, July 18.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday, July 18, construction crews will close the left two lanes of eastbound and westbound I-94 from just west of Western Avenue to St. Peter Street. The lanes will remain closed until Saturday, Aug. 21. Later in the week, the ramp from 12th Street to westbound I-94 and southbound I-35E will close on Wednesday, July 21st, until early October.

As work continues this summer, motorists will encounter additional lane and ramp closures on the interstate and some local roads through this area. When possible, MnDOT will attempt to keep two lanes of traffic open in each direction. Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted on the website and sent out in email updates as details become available. All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

The project is being carried out in three stages during the next two construction seasons. Construction will continue next year on I-94 between Marion Street and I-35E, from spring through mid-summer 2022. The final stage will complete work on I-94 from I-35E to Mounds and run from mid-summer through fall 2022. Both stages next year will include work on I-35E between I-94 and University Avenue.

In addition to repairs and resurfacing, work also includes resurfacing ramps and frontage roads along I-94, repairing drainage and upgrading storm sewers, bridge rehabilitation work as well as repairing sidewalks and upgrading pedestrian sidewalks and approaches to Americans with Disability Act (ADA) standards.

When completed in the fall of 2022, the project will provide a smoother, longer-lasting road surface, improve safety and mobility along the corridor and upgrade pedestrian/bicycle accessibility.

For more information, please visit the I-94&I-35E in St. Paul project webpage.