Month-long closure of Hwy 36 and Fairview Avenue interchange in Roseville begins early Monday, June 26
Roseville, Minn. – Beginning early Monday morning, June 26, the ramps and loops between Highway 36 and Fairview Avenue in Roseville will close for reconstruction, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The interchange is expected to remain closed until late July.
While the interchange is closed, drivers will have to follow an alternate route using Interstate 35W or Snelling Avenue to County Road C to reach Fairview Avenue.
And Fairview Avenue will remain a single lane in each direction between County Road B and County Road B2 through the end of the project in late August. Motorists will have right-in, right-out access only along Fairview Avenue in both directions and traffic cannot cross Fairview Avenue.
The project is expected to be completed by August 24 before the start of the Minnesota State Fair.
All construction activities and traffic impacts are weather permitting and subject to change.
Crews are rebuilding and realigning the ramps and loops at Highway 36 and Fairview Avenue near the mall in Roseville in 2023. Reconstruction of the ramps and loops will reduce traffic backups for motorists waiting to exit eastbound Highway 36 onto Fairview Avenue. This project also will help prevent potentially dangerous traffic back-ups on the eastbound highway due to traffic exiting Highway 36 onto Fairview Avenue during peak shopping times at the mall.
The project also will improve drainage along the new alignment, build new right turn lanes on northbound Fairview Avenue and remove the concrete median and relocate traffic signals to allow for the through movement of northbound Fairview Avenue traffic to the Rosedale Mall's west entrance. In addition, MnDOT is rebuilding existing sidewalks along the roadway to meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) standards.