Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 194/Mesaba Ave/Hwy 2


Traffic impacts

None currently

Anticipated traffic impacts and remaining work

  • Single lane closures on the ramp from Mesaba Avenue to southbound I-35. Remaining work: Install structural steel strengthening members and both piers and apply the "Special Surface Finish" to the exposed concrete surfaces.
  • Single lane closures on both the northbound and southbound I-35. Remaining work: Paint the overhead steel on the Bong Ramp southbound I-35 to eastbound Highway 2 ramp.
  • Possible short-term single lane closures at Mesaba Avenue/Central Entrance. Remaining work: Paint the pavement markings and establish turf.    

About this project

Summary of work

  • Lane reconfiguration and minor grading work to eliminate the current weave situation between westbound Superior Street and westbound Mesaba Avenue.
  • See layout showing lane configurations (PDF)
  • Rehabilitation of the following bridges:
    • Highway 2 westbound off ramp over I-35 ramp
    • Highway 2 eastbound on ramp over I-35 ramps
    • Eastbound Superior Street/Michigan Street over southbound Mesaba Avenue
  • Concrete pavement repairs and storm sewer repairs on Highway 194 Mesaba Avenue between I-35 and Central Entrance
  • ADA improvements on Highway 194 Mesaba Avenue between I-35 and Central Entrance

Design layout