Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35E Corridor Projects

Downtown St. Paul (I-94) to Little Canada (I-694)

Traffic impacts

I-494 Ramp Closures
Map of I-35E Corridor

Several ramps along I-35E between Maryland Avenue and University Avenue are closed (see list of closed ramps below). All I-35E ramps between Wheelock Parkway and Little Canada Road, including at the Hwy 36 interchange, are open.

Lane and ramp closures

University Ave

  • The ramp from southbound I-35E to University Avenue is closed until summer 2015 for area reconstruction. Use westbound Pennsylania Avenue and southbound Jackson Street to access University Avenue. See detour map (PDF 242 KB, 1 page)
  • The ramp from University Avenue to westbound I-94 is closed as a temporary exit ramp from southbound I-35E to 12th Street is constructed through summer 2015. Detour: Use southbound Jackson Street and westbound 12th Street to access westbound I-94. View detour map (PDF 251 KB, 1 page)

Phalen Boulevard and Pennsylvania Ave

  • Both directions of Phalen Boulevard/Pennsylvania Avenue between approximately L’Orient Street and just east of Mississippi Street are reduced to a single lane to facilitate work on the new northbound I-35E bridge spanning Phalen Boulevard/Pennsylvania Avenue. Lane shifts and restrictions in this location will remain in place throughout late 2015.
  • Northbound ramps to/from Phalen Boulevard are permanently closed

L'Orient Street

  • Northbound L'Orient Street will be closed for several months between University Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue for retaining wall construction. Westbound University Avenue traffic: Use northbound Jackson Street and eastbound Pennsylvania Avenue. Eastbound University Avenue traffic: Use northbound Olive Street and westbound Phalen Boulevard. View detour map (PDF 257 KB, 1 page)