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Road Alert: 35W between Crosstown and I-94 closed all weekend

Closure part of four-year reconstruction project

April 24, 2019 - 10:38 am
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Now that winter is (mostly) behind us, time to start looking at Minnesota's second season: Road Construction.

RELATED: See the full list of projects and traffic impacts around Minnesota

This weekend, there is a major road closure as part of the four-year reconstruction project on 35W south of Minneapolis.  The stretch between Highway 62 (Crosstown) and I-94 near downtown will be closed in both directions between 10pm this Friday, and 5am Monday morning.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation is recommending Highway 100 as a detour around the construction.  

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The project goal is to construct MnPASS lanes and a bus station, replace 11 bridges and repair 4 more over the freeway, upgrade pedestrian accessibility and construct new or rehabilitate existing noise barriers.  

There are other closures over the next two weeks as well.  Those closures are: 

10 p.m. Wed, April 24 through 5 a.m. Thu, April 25

  • EB I-94 will be closed between I-394 and I-35W

10 p.m. Thu, April 25 through 5 a.m. Fri, April 26

  • EB I-94 will be closed between I-394 and I-35W

Mon, April 29 and Tue, April 30; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

  • 31st St. will be closed between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave.

10 p.m. Mon, April 29 through 5 a.m. Tue, April 30

  • EB I-94 will be closed between I-394 and I-35W

10 p.m. Thu, May 2 through 5 a.m. Fri, May 3

  • WB I-94 will be closed between I-35W and I-394

Bridge closures

Wed, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • 1st Ave. bridge over I-94 is closed

10 p.m. Thu, April 25 through 2 a.m. Fri, April 26

  • 1st Ave. bridge over I-94 is closed

Trail closures

Wed, May 1 from 6 a.m. to noon

  • Midtown Greenway between Nicollet Ave. and 5th Ave. is closed

Fri, May 3, Mon, May 6 and Tue, May 7 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Midtown Greenway between Nicollet Ave. and 5th Ave. is closed
    • WB Bicycle and Pedestrian Detour: NB 5th Ave. to WB 26th St. and SB Nicollet Ave. to the Midtown Greenway entrance
    • EB Bicycle and Pedestrian Detour: NB Nicollet Ave. to EB 28th St. to NB 1st Ave. to EB 26th St. and SB 5th Ave.

The project is expected to be fully completed by October 2020.