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

Project work is dependent on the weather and will be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather.

Lane and ramp closures

Beginning Oct. 22

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)


  • Northbound traffic between Little Canada Road and Maryland Avenue now has three lanes of traffic. A third lane of southbound I-35E is reopen.
  • The ramp from University Avenue to westbound I-94 is closed as a temporary exit ramp from southbound I-35E to 12th Street through summer 2015.

    Detour: Use southbound Jackson Street and westbound 12th Street to acess westbound I-94. View detour map (PDF 251 KB, 1 page)

Cayuga connections

  • The ramp from northbound I-35E to Cayuga Street is closed through mid-November.

    Detour: Use northbound I-35E, eastbound Maryland Avenue, southbound Payne Avenue and westbound Phalen Boulevard to access Cayuga Street.

    View detour map (PDF 81 KB, 1 page)
  • Cayuga Street between Westminster Street and Terrace Court is open (the opening of this segment of Cayuga Street provides a connection between Phalen Boulevard and northbound I-35E)
  • The temporary ramp from northbound I-35E to Cayuga Street can now be used by the general public (was once just for Metro Transit)
  • Cayuga Street is reduced to a single lane in each direction between I-35E and Westminster Street for remaining sidewalk and bridge work.

Phalen Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue

  • 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