Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35E Corridor Projects

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

Maryland Avenue Bridge project- Project complete

I-494 Ramp Closures
Map of Maryland Avenue Bridge project

This project is complete, and the Maryland Avenue Bridge spanning I-35E in St. Paul is now open to vehicle traffic. The bridge superstructure was built in a nearby location and moved into position with a Self-Propelled Modular Transporter, which reduced the length of the closure of Maryland Avenue to about 60 days. The total cost of the project was $14,119,182.


  • Used an innovative construction method (Self-Propelled Modular Transporter) that allowed a very short duration closure of Maryland Avenue (about 60 days)
  • Made use of federal Highways for Life grant money to help facilitate the innovative construction method


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