Major Construction Completed
Major construction activities between Little Canada Rd and Maryland Ave. have been completed. Some minor site restoration activities and clean-up will continue in spring 2016, and landscaping will follow.
MnDOT is adding new MnPASS Express Lanes on both directions of I-35E between Cayuga St. and Little Canada Rd. This will be the first MnPASS investment in the East Metro area and an essential link for people commuting between downtown St. Paul and the suburbs to the north. The MnPASS project will also include:
- Long-term pavement improvements between Little Canada Road and Maryland Avenue
- Replacing the Arlington, Wheelock and Larpenteur bridges
- Replacing the I-35E bridge spanning Roselawn Ave., Co Rd B and Hwy 36
MnDOT is extending the MnPASS Express Lanes on I-35E from Little Canada Rd to Co Rd J. Read more about the I-35E MnPASS Extension Study.
This segment of I-35E also is part of the Better Roads Program, which aims to significantly improve state highway pavement condition, including MnPASS expansion and shoulder hardening for transit. The Better Roads program also increases safety and ADA accessibility while improving infrastructure such as drainage facilities and exploring innovative engineering and delivery techniques in order to get the most for the taxpayer dollar.