Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35E Corridor Projects

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

Traffic impacts

Map of I-35E project map
Map of I-35E Corridor

Closed until mid-November

Cayuga Street is closed between Agate Street and I-35E for reconstruction.

Motorists will be detoured around the closure using Phalen Boulevard/Pennsylvania Avenue and Jackson Street.

The ramp from northbound I-35E to Cayuga Street will remain open, and motorists will be able to exit left onto eastbound Cayuga Street.

Lane closed until early December

Mississippi Street between Hyacinth Avenue and Sherwood Avenue in St. Paul will be reduced to one lane for northbound-only traffic, and parking restrictions will be in place, until early December. The restrictions are needed for work to add a new pedestrian/bicycle trail along the west side of the road.


  • I-35E from downtown St. Paul to Little Canada is open, but there are many closures in the area. View detour maps
  • The right lane of southbound I-35E will split from the other two lanes at the Maryland Avenue bridge around the bridge pier, due to the traffic shift south of the bridge. Please note area signage when approaching this location.

Intermittent Overnight Lane Closures


  • Intermittent overnight lane closures will occur as needed on westbound I-94, I-35E and Hwy 36 for miscellaneous project activities.
  • Lane closures on westbound I-94 at I-35E and on I-35E between I-94 and Maryland Avenue will occur between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. (if two lanes need to be closed, those restrictions will begin after 10 p.m.).

Ramp closures

Closed until mid-October
  • Westbound I-94 ramp to 12th Street is closed.

Detour: northbound I-35E to eastbound/southbound Cayuga Street to westbound Phalen Boulevard to southbound Olive Street to westbound University Avenue to 12th Street

Closed until November:
  • Cayuga Street ramp to northbound I-35E closed.  

Detour: westbound Cayuga Street to northbound Jackson Street to westbound Maryland Avenue to northbound I-35E. View detour (PDF)

  • Southbound I-35E ramp to eastbound I-94/ southbound Hwy 52 closed.

Detour: Southbound I-35E to eastbound Hwy 36 to southbound I-694 to eastbound I-94. Continue southbound on I-694 to southbound I-494 to access Hwy 52.

View map (PDF)

  • The Maryland Avenue ramp to southbound I-35E closed.

Detour: use northbound Rice Street or Edgerton Street to Larpenteur Avenue to southbound I-35E.

View detour map (PDF)

Closed until late 2015
  • Southbound I-35E to University Avenue is closed for area reconstruction. A temporary ramp from southbound I-35E to 12th Street is open for access to the Regions Hospital Area.
  • University Avenue to westbound I-94
Closed permanently
  • All I-35E ramps at Phalen Boulevard/Pennsylvania Avenue are permanently closed. A new, full interchange at Cayuga Street will be open by summer 2016.

Full closures

  • L’Orient Street closed between University Avenue and Arch Street.

    Detour for westbound University Avenue traffic: Use northbound Jackson Street and eastbound Pennsylvania Avenue to L’Orient Street. 

    Eastbound University Avenue traffic: Use northbound Olive Street and westbound Phalen Boulevard to L’Orient Street.

Lane closures

  • Both directions of Phalen Boulevard/Pennsylvania Avenue are reduced to a single lane at I-35E until late 2015 for bridge and street reconstruction.