Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 17, 2019

Interstate 35W weekend closure in Minneapolis scheduled for June 21-24

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close Interstate 35W in both directions between I-94 and the intersection of Highway 280 in Minneapolis, beginning at 10 p.m., Friday, June 21 through 5 a.m. Monday, June 24.

Crews will begin closing the exit and entrance ramps on I-35W beginning at 8 p.m. starting with the southbound ramps first then switching to the northbound ramps. 

Access from University Avenue to southbound I-35W will remain open. Motorists will be detoured around the closure from the south using I-94 to Highway 280 to I-35W and from the north Highway 280 to I-94 to I-35W.

Crews will be removing the Fifth Street pedestrian bridge over I-35W to construct a new pedestrian bridge that will be completed in late August 2019.

To learn more about the I-35W/Fifth Street pedestrian bridge replacement project, visit: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35wandfifthstbridge

There are several projects along the I-35W corridor this year. Please plan ahead, know your route and check the project website and 511 for updates: 511mn.org