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Twin Cities Metro Area Weekend Traffic Impacts

Major traffic impacts this weekend

Weekend Traffic Impacts Map - Metro Area
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This page was updated Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Check back often for the latest news on weekend closures. For real time traffic information, visit 511mn.org, download our 511 app, or dial 5-1-1.

New this weekend

Hwy 3 in Farmington

In addition to the alternating lane closures on Hwy 3 between Hwy 50 and 179th St, there will be flagging operations on Hwy 3 between Willow St. and Chesterfield Way on Fri, Aug. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. for installation of a guardrail and pipe. Continuing this weekend: Hwy 3 will have alternating lane closures between Hwy 50 in Farmington and 179th St. in Empire Township through October. 

Hwy 5 in St. Paul

Beginning 10 p.m. Fri, Aug. 26 through 5 a.m. Mon, Aug. 29, Hwy 5 in both directions between Hwy 55 and Davern St. will be closed. All Hwy 5 ramps in the project area will close at 9 p.m.

I-35W bridges in Minneapolis

Now open: EB Broadway St. between Buchanan St. and Johnson St! Continuing this weekend: Westbound E. Hennepin Ave and northbound Johnson St. over I-35W in northeast Minneapolis are closed through late-August.

Hwy 47 in Ramsey

Permanent closure of left turn from southbound Hwy 47 to eastbound 142nd Ave through late-September. Temporary closures at the following intersections will occur throughout project work (Aug. 22 to early-September): Southbound Hwy 47 right turn to westbound 142nd Ave, northbound Hwy 47 left turn to westbound 142nd Ave, and northbound Hwy 47 right turn to eastbound 142nd Ave.

Hwy 47 and Hwy 65 in Minneapolis

The following intersections east of Hwy 65/Central Ave. are closed through mid-September: 24th Ave, 29th Ave. and 35th Ave. Note: Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

I-94 Bridges in St. Paul

Opening by late Sat, Aug. 27: The ramp from eastbound I-94 to Dale St! Continuing this weekend: The Prior Ave. bridge is closed through August 30. The Grotto St. and MacKubin St. ped and bike bridges are closed through November. The Dale St. entrance ramps to both eastbound and westbound I-94 are closed through November.

Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park

The 70th St. ramp to southbound Hwy 100 will be closed through 5 a.m. Tues. Aug. 30. Continuing this weekend: The southbound Hwy 100 ramp to 36th St/Excelsior Blvd is closed through late-fall. Crews have re-established an exit from southbound Hwy 100 to Excelsior Blvd.

Existing and ongoing

Hwy 7 over Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park

Hwy 7 between Wooddale Ave and the Beltline is closed until November 2016. There are several ramps closed, too.

Hwy 8 in Taylors Falls

Hwy 8 closed in both directions between the south and north intersections of Hwy 95 in Franconia/Shafer Townships and Taylors Falls until October.

Hwy 12 in Independence

Hwy 12 traffic will be reduced to a single lane each weeknight starting at 7 p.m. at both junctions of Co Rd 92 in Independence as crews work on installing left-turn lanes. All lanes of Hwy 12 will re-open each morning by 5:30 a.m.

I-35 between Pine City and Hinckley

Northbound and southbound traffic has been placed on the southbound lanes in a head-to-head traffic configuration from the Hwy 48 interchange to the Hwy 23 interchange. The northbound lanes at the bridge site are closed.

I-35E bridges in St. Paul, south of I-94

The Grand Ave. bridge is closed through mid-September. Ramsey St/Grand Ave. will have intermittent lane closures while crews work on the bridge through early-September.

I-35E in St. Paul north of I-94

Intermittent overnight lane closures will occur as needed on westbound I-94 at I-35E and on I-35E between I-94 and Maryland Ave. for miscellaneous project activities.

I-35E in Vadnais Heights

Hwy 96 is single lane traffic in both directions from White Bear Pkwy and Centerville Rd through early-October. There will be intermittent lane closures daily during non-peak hours on I-35E between Hwy 96 to Co Rd J through October. Ramps that are currently closed include: southbound I-35E to Co Rd E; and northbound I-35E to Hwy 96.

I-35W in Arden Hills

Co Rd H and Co Rd 10 are closed between I-35W and Co Rd H through late-fall. The ramps from Co Rd H to northbound and southbound I-35W are closed through late-fall and the ramp from southbound I-35W is detoured on a bypass to reach Co Rd 10.

Hwy 36 in Roseville

Westbound traffic is now traveling on the new westbound lanes and bridge. Eastbound Hwy 36 traffic is still shifted onto a bypass south of existing Hwy 36 bridge at Lexington Ave. for construction of new eastbound Hwy 36/Lexington Ave. bridge. Lexington Ave. at Hwy 36 closed through early-September. Ramps at eastbound and westbound Hwy 36 and Lexington Ave. and from Dale St. to westbound Hwy 36 closed through late-fall.

Hwy 61 & Hwy 10 in Denmark Township

Crews are prepping the road for construction in both directions of Hwy 61 from just north of Hwy 10 in Cottage Grove to just south of 127th St. in Hastings.

Hwy 61 & Hwy 97 in Forest Lake

Hwy 61 between the north and south intersections of Hwy 97 is reduced to a single lane through late-summer. 210th St. at Hwy 61 is closed through late-summer. 

I-94 from St. Paul to Maplewood

The left lane of eastbound I-94 is closed between Mounds Blvd and Century Ave. from 4 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily, as needed. The left lane of westbound I-94 is closed through late-August. Hwy 61 to westbound I-94 is reduced to a single lane through November. There are also several ramp and side street closures.

Hwy 100 from West 36th St. in St. Louis Park to Hwy 62 in Edina

One lane in each direction on the 77th St. bridge is temporarily open until early-September. The bridge will close again in September for final paving and striping.

I-494 in the west Metro

Now open: All I-494 ramps south of Hwy 55 with the exception of two ramps; the two ramps that will remain closed until early-September are: southbound I-494 entrance ramp from Carlson Pkwy and westbound I-394 to southbound I-494. There will continue to be off-peak lane and ramp closures on I-494 south of Hwy 55 through September. The northbound I-494 ramps to and from Bass Lake Rd are closed through mid-September. I-494 between I-94/I-694 in Maple Grove and I-394 in Minnetonka is shifted to the southbound side of I-494 while crews work on northbound I-494.

I-694 bridges in Fridley, New Brighton

There will be six additional weekend closures coming up on I-694 between Hwy 252 and I-35W. Note: There will be no weekend closures during the Minnesota State Fair or the Labor Day Weekend.

I-694 between Little Canada and Arden Hills

The ramp from westbound I-694 to Rice St. is closed through early-September. The ramp from westbound I-694 to Lexington Ave. closed through Sept. 6. Westbound I-694 traffic between I-35E and Lexington Ave. is now separated by a concrete barrier; the left lane will carry through traffic with no access to local roads and the right lane will carry traffic with access to local roads through November. The ramp from Rice St. to westbound I-694 also is closed through November.


This weekend is the first of the Minnesota State Fair. Make sure to plan ahead and know your route before traveling to the Great Minnesota Get Together!

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