Upcoming I-35W full weekend closure March 2-5, other closures are coming as well

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Metro - 35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown in Minneapolis: 2017-2021 construction

Upcoming closures details

As weather warms up and spring arrives, work will pick up on the 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project. We wanted to give you a heads up of upcoming closures along I-35W between I-94 and Hwy 62, including a full weekend closure of I-35W, the five-month closure of the 38th St. bridge and the long-term closure of the 36th St. ramp to southbound I-35W.

I-35W full weekend closure

Reconstruction of the 38th St. bridge starts March 2, crews will begin demolition of the bridge, which requires a full weekend closure of I-35W in both directions. The weekend closure is from 10 p.m. Fri, March 2 to 5 a.m. Mon, March 5.

Northbound I-35W will close from Hwy 62 to I-94 and southbound will close from I-94 to 46th St. Crews will work 24-hours-a-day during the weekend closure. Motorists will detour to I-394, Hwy 100 and Hwy 62

38th St. bridge closes Fri, March 3

The 38th St. bridge is scheduled to close 6 a.m. Fri, March 3, The bridge will remain closed to motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists through early August. There will be a detour in place.

36th St. ramp to southbound I-35W closes March 2

To allow for the reconstruction activities near the 38th St. bridge, the ramp from 36th St. to southbound I-35W will close 2 a.m. Fri, March 2. Motorists will be detoured to Portland Ave. to 46th St. back to southbound I-35W. The ramp will remain closed through fall 2021.

Stevens Ave. and 2nd Ave. S access closes early March

The intersections of Stevens Ave/38th St. and 2nd Ave. S/38th St. will also close from early March to early August during the 38th St. bridge closure. Reference the access map to navigate around the closure.

Note: Residents will be able to access Stevens Ave. and 2nd Ave. S from 37th St. or 39th St.

During the closure, two-way traffic on Stevens Ave. between 37th St. and 38th St. will be allowed.

Additional closures beginning week of March 5

As crews continue to make progress on the Franklin Ave. bridge, some nighttime road and lane closures are going to be necessary while we set beams. The following closures are scheduled to begin the week of March 5 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily:

  • On Mon, March 5 and Tue, March 6, overnight closure of the access out of downtown (from 12th St/4th Ave) to southbound I-35W, and the ramp from eastbound I-94 to southbound I-35W Overnight closure of I-35W southbound, between I-94 and Hwy 62, Wed, March 7 and Thu, March 8 will be closed
  • On Fri, March 9, an overnight closure of northbound I-35W between Hwy 62 and I-94

More about this project

To learn more, including all current traffic impacts and detour routes, visit the project website at: www.mndot.gov/35w94

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