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Westbound I-94 to 11th St. ramp closes April 16; Overnight closures on I-35W begin April 18

Via an April 12 e-newsletter from MnDOT:

Ramp and overnight closure details
As the weather warms up and spring arrives, construction activities are picking up on the 35W@94 project. We have a ramp closure into downtown Minneapolis starting at 6 a.m. on Mon, April 16. We are also planning a couple overnight closures of each direction of I-35W next week.

Have questions about the project? There will be a “Coffee with the Contractor” event on Wed, April 18. Details about the event are below.

Westbound I-94 to 11th S.t ramp closure begins April 16
In order for us to complete work in the 11th Street/Grant Street/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 St. for two months.

The 11th S.t ramp is scheduled to close 6 a.m. Mon, April 16, weather permitting, and will remain closed through mid-June 2018.

Detour: WB I-94 to the Lyndale Ave/Hennepin Ave. exit and follow NB Hennepin Ave. to 12th St.
Note: Motorists who use the ramp to access Grant St. and 5th Ave S will also need to find alternate routes.

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

Overnight I-35W closures April 18 and 19
As crews continue to make progress on the 38th St. bridge, a couple nighttime closures of I-35W are necessary to set beams for the bridge deck.

Beginning 10 p.m. Wed, April 18 northbound I-35W will close between Hwy 62 and I-94. Motorists will detour to Hwy 62, Hwy 100 and I-394. The ramp from 35th St. to northbound I-35W will remain open. The northbound lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Thu, April 19.

Beginning 10 p.m. Thu, April 19, southbound I-35W will close between I-94 and Hwy 62. Motorists will detour to I-394, Hwy 100 and Hwy 62. The ramp from 46th St. to southbound I-35W will remain open.  The southbound lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Fri, April 20.

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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