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Overnight Closure on I-35W Begins April 4

Overnight closure details

As crews continue to make progress on the Franklin Ave. bridge, we need another overnight closure on Wed, April 4.

Beginning 10 p.m. Wed, April 4, the access to southbound I-35W out of downtown from 12th St/4th Ave. to southbound I-35W, and the ramp from eastbound I-94 to southbound I-35W will be closed. Northbound I-35W and all other areas of southbound I-35W will remain open.

The access and ramp will reopen by 5 a.m. Thu, April 5.

Upcoming ramp closure at 11th St. begins April 16

In order for us to complete work in the 11th St/Grant St/5th Ave. S area in downtown Minneapolis, and prepare for upcoming construction activities, we need to close the ramp from westbound I-94 to 11th Street for two months.

The 11th Street ramp is scheduled to close on Mon, April 16, weather permitting, and will remain closed through approximately mid-June 2018.

The detour route for the ramp closure is to continue on westbound I-94 to the Lyndale Ave/Hennepin Ave. exit and follow northbound Hennepin Ave to 12th St.

Motorists who use the ramp to access Grant St. and 5th Ave. S will also need to find alternate routes.

Note: Access to 11th St, Grant St. and 5th Ave. S from northbound I-35W will remain open. 

More about this project

To learn more, including all current traffic impacts and detour routes, visit the project website at:

Metro Transit bus routes will be impacted as a result of construction. For updated route information, and to sign up for Rider Alerts, visit:

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