Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35W North MnPASS

Roseville, Lino Lakes

Traffic impacts

Map of I-35W North MnPASS project area between Roseville and Lino Lakes
I-35W North MnPASS project location map.
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During 2020 construction, all driving lanes on I-35W between Roseville and Lino Lakes are expected to remain open in both directions. Construction will occur in the middle lanes of I-35W between Co. Rd. C in Roseville and Co. Rd. J in Blaine, and on the NB lanes between Co. Rd. J and Sunset Ave. in Lino Lakes. I-35W traffic in both directions will be shifted to the outside lanes between Co. Rd. C and Co. Rd. J while crews pave the middle of I-35W through summer.

There will be some short-term closures of I-35W ramps. No two consecutive ramps will be closed at the same time. All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


Road closures

July 6 through fall

Lane closures

Through November; 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly
  • Ongoing overnight lane closures may occur

Ramp closures

Through November; 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly
  • Ongoing short-term ramp closures may occur

Lane alterations

Sat, Sept. 12 through spring 2021
June 30 through fall
  • Left lane on NB I-35W between Lake Dr. and Sunset Ave. in Blaine will be a through lane with no access to local roads. Exit to local roads will be available from the right lane.

Nearby seal coat projects

Mon, Aug. 3 through October
  • MnDOT maintenance crews will be working at the following bridges within the I-35W North MnPASS work zone:
    • WB Hwy 36 over I-35W
    • Co. Rd. 88 bridge over I-35W
    • SB Cleveland Ave. over NB I-35W
      • Each bridge will require one week to complete. Overnight lane closures expected.

Local road restrictions

April through November 2021
  • The left-turn lane from SB Snelling Ave. (Hwy 51) to Hamline Ave. in Arden Hills is closed


Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available.

About this Project

Summary of work

  • Construct MnPASS Express Lanes (one lane in each direction) in the middle of existing I-35W between Co. Rd. C in Roseville and Lexington Ave. in Blaine
  • Repave I-35W and ramps between Co. Rd. C in Roseville to just north of Sunset Ave. in Blaine/Lino Lakes
  • Repair or replace bridges along the project area
  • Install seven noise walls
  • Optimize and reuse existing roads and bridges

Project schedule and staging

The I-35W North MnPASS project will be done in stages. Learn more about the stages and anticipated schedule.

Night Work

Some work will need to occur at night, especially if temporary additional lane closures are needed. Crews will try to minimize night work and noise, but please expect to hear overnight activity periodically. If night work needs to occur on local streets or an activity is expected to be particularly noisy, updates will be posted and sent out by email. Sign up for email updates.

Local traffic mitigation

MnDOT has installed temporary traffic control on local roads to manage local road impacts due to construction.