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Portion of I-35W in Minneapolis to Close this Weekend, October 6 - 9

Portland Avenue Bridge over I-94 is now closed through early December

Minnesota Department of Transportation is closing I-35W for a second consecutive weekend between I-94 and Highway 62 for the demolition of the Franklin Avenue Bridge. This portion of the highway will close in both directions beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 and reopening by 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9.

Crews will begin closing the on- and off-ramps for this portion of I-35W approximately one hour prior to closing the interstate highway. Southbound I-35W on- and off-ramps between 46th Street and 60th Street will remain open during the closure.

Detours include using I-94, I-394, Highway 100 and Highway 62 to get around the closure.

Weekend closure detour map

Portland Avenue Bridge closure

Portland Avenue Bridge spanning I-94 in Minneapolis is now closed. Construction crews closed the bridge this morning to work on piers below the bridge deck. This bridge will be closed to most motorized traffic for approximately two months; however, pedestrians, bicyclists, police cars and ambulances will still be able to use the bridge.

Motorists will be detoured to 14th Street, Chicago Avenue and Franklin Avenue.

Allow extra travel time

If your travel plans include any of the closed sections of the freeway or the designated detours, please plan ahead and allow additional time to arrive at your destination. Rush hour traffic levels are anticipated along these sections of the metro roadways.

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