Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35W and 86th Street Bridge


Traffic Impacts


Bridge closures

April 25 through October
  • The 86th Street Bridge in Bloomington over I-35W is closed

    Penn Ave. and Lyndale Ave. and 82nd and 90th Streets

Lane closures

9 p.m. Thu, Sept. 21 to 5 a.m. Fri, Sept. 22
  • NB I-35W reduced to a single lane
Sept. 19 through October
  • The 82nd St. Bridge is reduced to a single lane in each direction until further notice
Wed, Sept. 20 and Thur, Sept. 21; 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. daily
  • SB I-35W reduced to two lanes


Road closures

10 p.m. Wed, Sept. 27 to 5 a.m. Thu, Sept. 28
  • SB I-35W from I-494 to 90th St. will be closed 
10 p.m. Thu, Sept. 28 to 5 a.m. Fri, Sept. 29
  • NB I-35W from Hwy 13 to I-494 will be closed

Lane closures

8 p.m. Fri, Sept. 22 to Noon Sat, Sept. 23
  • SB I-35W reduced to two lanes


Summer/Fall 2017

  • One direction of I-35W will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. four different nights between June and October. Specific dates TBD.

About the 2017 bridge repairs

The 86th St. bridge has been hit by vehicles carrying high loads several times. The decision was made to replace the bridge because of substantial damage and the need to increase the vertical clearance.

Summary of work

  • Replace bridge at 86th St. over Interstate 35W in Bloomington