MnDOT I-35W@94 and Hennepin County project update


This is an update for the I-35W@94 project and we will update some upcoming full closures in Hennepin County that might be of interest to some on this list. These closures are weather permitting and subject to change.

The I-35W@94 web page is here:



At 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, southbound I-35W from I-94 to Highway 62 will close until 5 a.m. Thursday to do work for a traffic shift.

This weekend:

Lake Street will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, July 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16 from Stevens Avenue to Second Avenue for the removal of the I-35W bridge over Lake Street. This will not require a closure of the freeway because those lanes are already closed. I have attached a fact sheet about the work this weekend.

31st Street will be closed from Stevens to Second from 10 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday July 23.

Coming up:

The Midway Greenway (this is a walking and bike path) will be close from Nicollet Ave to Fifth at 6 a.m. July 17 to 5 a.m. Friday July 20. A detour for bicyclists and walkers will be posted. Work will continue around the clock and it could create some noise in the neighborhood.

The next full closure for I-35W@94 is planned for July 27-30.

I-494 East Bush Lake Road

This weekend:

Motorists will see a closure of eastbound I-494 from Highway 100 to Highway 169 from 10 p.m. Friday, July 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16. Also, one lane and at times two lanes for I-494 west will be closed. The detour is northbound Highway 212 to Highway 62 east to Highway 100 south to I-494.

Coming up:

Westbound I-494 is schedule to be closed July 20-23 from Highway 100 to Highway 169.

I-35W Minneapolis to Roseville

This weekend:

Northbound I-35W will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, July 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16 from Fourth Street to Ramsey County Road C.

Coming up:

Both directions will be closed the weekends of July 27-30, Aug. 3-6, Aug. 10-13 and Aug 17-20. Please see the web page for details and updates.

Highway 62:


The Highway 62 resurfacing project from Tracy Avenue to I-494 started Monday. Highway 62 is a single lane both directions from 494 to Shady Oak Road. Motorists can only turn right into Clearwater Drive and Beach Road. A detour map can be found on the web page.

Highway 62 in Minneapolis.

Next weekend:

Highway 62 will be closed at 10 p.m. Friday July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23 from Highway 5 to Interstate 35W. This is to resurface Highway 62 between Portland and 28th Avenue. The detour is Highway 5, I-494 and I-35W.

Note: Lake and 31st on and off ramps: During this project, these ramps are reserved for buses and emergency vehicles. Please note that the ramp from 31st Street to I-35W south and from I-35W north to Lake/31st Street are closed to regular traffic. People who use the ramps can be ticketed and can be fined.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Dave Aeikens

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Metro Communications and Engagement

Phone: 651-234-7511

Cell: 651-775-1261



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