MnDOT I-35W@94 and other Hennepin County projects update


Here is an update on what’s happening with road closures in Hennepin County. All closures are weather permitting and subject to change. Please check for real-time updates.


Now open: On Monday, MnDOT opened one lane into downtown from I-35W north. The ramp from I-94 west to I-35W south also opened.

We are monitoring traffic patterns. The opening of the lane to downtown provides another option for motorists to go along with the many options available while the access was fully closed.

The Third Street, Washington Avenue exit from I-35W remains a good option into downtown with the added lane from Lake Street and 31st. Other options include transit, carpooling, telecommuting or Highway 62, Highway 100 to I-394.

Buses are no longer using the transit only lane on Portland Avenue. The lanes there are open to all traffic. MnDOT will stripe Portland and Park Avenue back to two lanes and a larger bike and parking areas in the spring of 2019.

The transit lane on Park Avenue continues until further notice.

Coming up:

I-35W: Full weekend closures from Highway 62 to I-94 planned for Nov. 9-12 and Nov. 16-19. They will run from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Opening: 26th Street bridge opens at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7

Closing: 28th Street bridge closes at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7

I-494 East Bush Lake Road Bloomington:

I-494: Westbound I-494 will be closed at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 to 5 a.m. Monday Oct. 29 from Highway 100 to Highway 212. I-494 is the detour.

Coming up: Eastbound I-494 will be closed Nov. 2-5 from Highway 212 to Highway 100.

I-35W Minnesota River Bridge

Watch for lane and ramp closures. Check the web page for details.

Highway 62 Edina and Eden Prairie:

Highway 62: Single lane closures in both directions at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today from I-94 to Rowland Road.

University and Central sidewalk and signal improvements:

Work continues at intersection of University and Broadway into mid-November.


Ramp from I-94 east closed to Highway 55 (Hiawatha) east. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. Please consult and seek alternate routes. I-94 east to I-35W south ramp is also closed. That detour is I-394 to Highway 100 south to Highway 62 to I-35W. You can still get to Hiawatha east from I-35W south and by the ramps at 8th Street and 4th Street from downtown Minneapolis.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



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